Elements and principles of design. Lecture and studio experience relevant to design of the visual environment.
Provides the opportunity to explore and refine interior design skills while responding to current events and the ever changing world around us. Follow the design process from research, programming, conceptual and schematic design, full design development and presentation. All aspects of designing an interiors project in detail will be addressed, including space planning, interior architectural articulation, furniture selection, finish selection, detailing of custom elements, rendering, website development for client presentation, and more. Enroll Info: None
Introduces students to the field of virtual reality and focuses on creating immersive, interactive virtual experiences. Survey topics include historical perspectives on virtual reality technology, computer graphics and 3D modeling, human perception and psychology, human computer interaction and user interface design. This course is designed for students with backgrounds in Computer Science, Engineering, Art, Architecture and Design. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams on projects, culminating in a final event that will be showcased to the public. While not an official uisite, the class will be technologically motivated; therefore students should be comfortable learning new software. The class will utilize publicly available game design software which provides tools and services for the creation of interactive content. While not necessary, students may find it helpful to have taken classes in programming and computer graphics (such COMP SCI 559: Computer Graphics) or in 3D mod
An empathetic, human-centered perspective that uses Design Thinking and draws from historical precedence and current research from a variety of fields to help solve complex and persistent problems such as student mental health awareness and lack of clean drinking water. Utilizes advanced design thinking techniques to enhance creative analysis and problem solving to address real-word problems with real-world constraints and the limitations of technology. Projects range from ways to improve everyday situations to community issues. Enroll Info: None
Visual thinking’s theoretical foundations are paired with visual thinking skills, tools, and applications. The format explores the way these can be combined while thinking critically and engaging with problem solving methodologies such as design thinking. Theoretical foundations include the elements and principles of design, the processes of visual narrative, and perceptual theories. Skills and applications include manual sketching, 3D visualization and modeling, data visualization, image manipulation, graphic design, video presentation, multimedia, design for 3D printing and fabrication, diagramming, digital rendering, and graphic design. Enroll Info: None