Course Co-ordinator: Robert Hotten, Lecturer: Peter Diprose
1998 Semester Two, Number: 01.628
First, it will provide you with enough practical computing skills to understand and make immediate, effective use of the emerging digital repertoire.
Second, it will provide a theoretical foundation of basic computational ideas.
Third, through critical discussion, it will explore the relationship of traditional and computer-based design techniques, and the cultural implications of computer use.
Surveys basic theoretical and applied aspects of computing and computer graphics for designers and planners. Covers digital design media (numbers, words, graphics, video, etc) and tools (word processing, spreadsheets, image processing, 2D and 3D drafting, animation and modelling, etc) with an emphasis on fundamental concepts and aspects of design computing contructing digital models of the environment.
For those students who do not plan to pursue additional computing courses in the college, this course will provide a sufficient hands-on introduction to the capabilities of different microcomputing packages. For those students who do plan to take additional computing courses, this course will serve as a basic foundation.
1. Alluring "second nature" experiences can be realised in virtual interactive 3D objects and scenes.
2. Greater opportunities exist to represent and realize culturally enhancing natural landscape developments as the product of the genius of popular imagination.
3. Conservation of all environments may be more easily effected with the intersection of cyberspace and geo-physical space. (Hotten 1998)
Week 1 22 Jul I. INTRODUCTION
Lecture and Forum: Introduction/Topography (2-3, Room #27) Walkabout 1 (FracHill, Vision 3D), Computer Class (Room 2004, 3-4/4-5)
Week 2 29 Jul Lecture: GIS (2-3, Room #27) Walkabout 2 (Scan, Photoshop, MacGis), Computer Class (Rooms 2004/ET)
Week 3 5 Aug Computer Class (Room 2004, 2-3:30/3:30-5). Tutorials. Walkabout 1 review
Week 4 12 Aug Education Training (Internet), Computer Class (Room ET), Tutorials, Walkabout 2 review
Week 5 19 Aug II. DESIGN
Lecture: Collage (2-3, Room #27), Computer Class (Room 2004, 3-4/4-5), Tutorials, Exercise 1 (Design, Photoshop, Strata Studio)
Week 6 26 Aug Education Training (Photoshop), Computer Class(Room ET), Tutorials, Exercise 2 (Design Maze, Photoshop, ArchiCad)
Week 7 2 Sep Lecture and Forum: Montage: Design in 3D (2-3, Room #27), Computer Class(Rooms 2004/ET), Tutorials, (Premiere, QT Panorama)
Week 8 9 Sep Education Training (Photoshop), Computer Class(Rooms 2004/ET), Tutorials, Exercise 1 due
Week 9 16 Sep III. THEORY/PRODUCTION
Lecture: Strata Studio, Artisan, AutoCad, ArchiCAD (2-3, Room #27). Exercise 3. Computer Class(Rooms 2004/ET), Tutorials, Exercise 2 due
Week 10 23 Sep Computer Class (Rooms 2004/ET), Tutorials
Week 11 14 Oct Computer Class (Rooms 2004/ET), Tutorials
Week 12 21 Oct Lecture and Forum: Theory (2-3, Room #27). Computer Class (Rooms 2004/ET), Tutorials
Week 13 28 Oct Computer Class (Room 2004, 2-3:30/3:30-5), Tutorials
Week 14 4 Nov Computer Class (Room 2004, 2-3:30/3:30-5), Tutorials, Exercise 3 due
Time: Wed 2-5
(locations: Landscape room #27/#2004, Education Training, unless otherwise noted)
There will be 2 exercises (50%), assessment of involvement and participation (25%), and a final project (25%). Grading will take account both of the technical aspects of the exercise and of the design content and graphic quality of the work that is presented. Late submissions will be penalized.
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Robert D. Hotten, MLA (email@example.com)