CSULB / COTA / DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN  |  DESN 120B — FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN II  |  SPR 2020  |  T/TH 4:00–6:45PM  |  HSD105

The instructor reserves the right to update and change the schedule and due dates as necessary.

WEEK

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1  |  120B

Tuesday, January 21

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INTRO PROJECT 1: URBAN INTERSECTION

Thursday, Jan 23

Work session, discussion

WEEK 2  |  120B

Tuesday, Jan 28

P1 - FIRST PINUP/DISPLAY w/VERBAL PRESENTATION

Thursday, Jan 30

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

WEEK 3  |  120B

Tuesday, February 4

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

Thursday, Feb 6

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

WEEK 4  |  120B

Tuesday, Feb 11

P1 - FINAL DUE | PINUP w/VERBAL PRESENTATION

Thursday, Feb 13

INTRO PROJECT 2: DESIGN/ER'S LANGUAGE

WEEK 5  |  120B

Tuesday, Feb 18

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

Thursday, Feb 20

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

WEEK 6  |  120B

Tuesday, Feb 25

Should have a draft prototype by this point

Thursday, Feb 27

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

WEEK 7  |  120B

Tuesday, March 3

P2 - DUE - PINUP PRESENTATION

Thursday, Mar 5

INTRO PROJECT 3: SPEEDFORMS

WEEK 8  |  120B

Tuesday, Mar 10

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

Thursday, Mar 12

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

PINUP SKETCHES Class Discussion

WEEK 9  |  120B

Tuesday, Mar 17

GET UNDERWAY IN CLAY

Thursday, Mar 19

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

WEEK 10  |  120B

Tuesday, Mar 24

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

Thursday, Mar 26

SOFT DEADLINE ON MODELING

SPRING BREAK (March 30 – April 3)

WEEK 11  |  120B

Tuesday, April 7

BEGIN PROJECT 4: DRAWING STUDY

Orthographic Drawings of Project 3

Thursday, Apr 9

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits as necessary

WEEK 12  |  120B

Tuesday, Apr 14

P3 & 4 TOGETHER - DUE - PINUP

Thursday, Apr 16

INTRO PROJECT 5: SYNESTHESIA:
3D EVENT SKETCH / KINETIC SKETCHES /
THICK ORIGAMI

WEEK 13  |  120B

Tuesday, Apr 21

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

Thursday, Apr 23

Work session, Discussion, Desk visits

WEEK 14  |  120B

Tuesday, Apr 28

P5 FIRST DRAFT DUE - PINUP / GROUP DISCUSSION

Thursday, Apr 30

Work session with Demos

WEEK 15  |  120B

Tuesday, May 5

Work session with Demos

Thursday, May 7

FINAL WORK SESSION

WEEK 16 - FINALS WEEK  |  120B

Tuesday, May 12

FINAL EXAM SESSION

5:00 – 7:00 pm

P5 DUE - ALL PINUP/DISPLAY

All DIGITAL DOCUMENTATION Submissions due to Dropbox.com by End of Day

Conduct Final/Closing Business

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

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* Estimate only. See instructor and calendar for specific due dates. Summer Session schedule is more compressed with one week equal to approximately two and half semester weeks.

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