CSULB / COTA / DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN  |  DESN 132A — PERSPECTIVE & RENDERING SYSTEMS I  |  FALL 2019  |  T/TH 4:00–6:45PM

orange chrome sport bottle marker sketch rendering
watch design sketch in blue ball-point pen
coffee maker marker rendering sketch in greyscale tones
sketch for augmented reality sport glasses, green graphic background treatment
Ducati branded exhibition and tradeshow display sketch
iwatch-type smart watch design sketch in marker, red and grey tones

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

570 TOPICS

MIND / BODY / SPIRIT SUPPORT

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SCHEDULE

 

WEEK 1 | 132A

Tuesday, Aug 27

WELCOME!

Review roster, syllabus, schedule, books, supplies, etc

About Me. Faculty Page and Studio LaForte...

other resources:
facebook/laforteclasses
facebook/lafortedailydemos
youtube/lafortedailydemos

Classes Begin for the Fall semester. Explore CSULB, learn about parking options and view a campus map to orient yourself with CSULB!

We will jump right into P1. Come to class prepared!

Are you here to be a plumber or an artist? WATCH:
Seth Godin, Your Job is to Make Art (Yes this is about Design)

Thursday, Aug 29

INTRO PROJECT 1: SPORT BOTTLES
(vertical cylinders / horizontal ellipses)

WEEK 2 | 132A

Tuesday, Sept 3

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Sept 5

Work session with Demos

WEEK 3 | 132A

Tuesday, Sept 10

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Sept 12

Work session with Demos

WEEK 4 | 132A

Tuesday, Sept 17

P1 - DUE - PINUP w/VERBAL PRESENTATION

Thursday, Sept 19

INTRO PROJECT 2: WATCH DESIGN
(vertical ellipses / horizontal cylinders)

WEEK 5 | 132A

Tuesday, Sept 24

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Sept 26

Work session with Demos

WEEK 6 | 132A

Tuesday, Oct 1

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Oct 3

Work session with Demos

WEEK 7 | 132A

Tuesday, Oct 8

P2 - DUE - PINUP

Thursday, Oct 10

INTRO PROJECT 3: AR/VR WEARABLES
(German (Dieter Rams) vs Italian (Olivetti) Design Styles)

WEEK 8 | 132A

Tuesday, Oct 15

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Oct 17

Work session with Demos

WEEK 9 | 132A

Tuesday, Oct 22

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Oct 24

Work session with Demo

WEEK 10 | 132A

Tuesday, Oct 29

P3 - DUE - PINUP

Thursday, Oct 31

INTRO PROJECT 4: DOMESTIC ROBOT
(See Carla Diana, etc., public vs private)

WEEK 11 | 132A

Tuesday, Nov 5

Work session with Demo

Thursday, Nov 7

Work session with Demo

WEEK 12 | 132A

Tuesday, Nov 12

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Nov 14

Work session with Demos

WEEK 13 | 132A

Tuesday, Nov 19

P4 - DUE - PINUP

Thursday, Nov 21

INTRO PROJECT 5: TRADE SHOWS,
RETAIL & DISPLAY FURNITURE,
SMALL ENVIRONMENTS DESIGN

(Small branded environments: serious / play / retail / learning)

WEEK 14 | 132A

Tuesday, Nov 26

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Nov 28

NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

WEEK 15 | 132A | LAST WEEK OF INSTRUCTION

Tuesday, Dec 3

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Dec 5

Work session with Demos

WEEK 16 | 132A | FINALS WEEK - 12/11-12/17

Tuesday, Dec 10

No Class(es), Campus Open. "Reading Day"

Tuesday, Dec 17, 5 – 7:00 pm

FINAL EXAM SESSION

P5 - DUE - PINUP

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

COLOR LEGENDSTART. PROJECT INTRODUCTIONINTERMEDIATE DUE DATEEND. PROJECT DUE DATEHOLIDAY BREAKUniversity Deadlines

1.   Being on time

2.   Work ethic

3.   Effort

4.   Body Language

5.   Energy

6.   Attitude

7.   Passion

8.   Being coachable

9.   Doing extra

10. Being prepared

10 Things that Require ZERO Talent

man with no arms painting large wall painting using only his feet

There's no such thing as talent, just discipline and commitment. Period. No excuses.

"There is no try; only do,
or do not." —Yoda

REMINDER / ADVICE

This is a "Skill-building" class (as defined by department leadership).
Focus on developing
your VISUAL COMMUNICATION
skills (sketching, rendering, etc.) and confidence, first and foremost. I am here to guide, coach, and assist you, and assess a value
to the work product you create, but not do your work for you.

Quote: "Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it" by unknown

FREE DOWNLOAD

READ THIS

How to Sharpen Your

Sketching Skills

from creativebloq

thumbnail matrix of types of design sketches and illustrations: Exploritive, Persuasive, Explanitory, Prescriptive

Adds/Drops

First two weeks are done by the student through MyCSULB, however, an instructor has the ability to drop students online the first two weeks as well.

 

Important Fall 2019 dates to mark on your calendar:

Last day to drop students on-line

Sept 9, 10PM (Mon)

MyCSULB online student self-registration available through

Sept 9, 10PM (Mon)

Last day to drop without a ‘W’

Sept 9, 10PM (Mon)

In-person registration begins

Sept 10 (Tue)

Deadline for students to enroll without the $10 late fee

Sept 16 (Mon)

Last day to enroll with the $10 late fee – Census

Sept 23 (Mon)

 

Grade Rosters available

Dec 10 (Th)

Grades Due

Dec 23 (W)

 "Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it"

—unknown

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HOT TOPICS

DESN THINKING

EMERGENT SPACES

CONFERENCES

TECHNOLOGIES

All assignments depend on strong application of the following:

Base Construction System. 1pt-, 2-pt grid, or 3-pt Perspective, or 3D Modeling Software for Base underlay.

Details. Articulation of and Scale via the human figure.

Rendering Values. Various techniques include cross hatching in graphite, pen, and/or in marker,
rendering with color pencils, rendering with marker and pencils.

 

NOTE:
While each assignment will have a primary representation focus, most if not all, will include some combination of the following stages and/or drawing types. It is the student's responsibility to become well versed in these types, and when/where they are used in the design process:

 

Matrix of types of design sketches and illustrations: Exploritive, Persuasive, Explanitory, PrescriptiveREAD the full Article:
Why is Sketching Still Important to Design?

 

Exploratory and Analysis Sketching.
By drawing, you are thinking about the problem and considering solutions while not jumping to first-thought solutions, which may be strong, or may be lame, but drawing helps to discover what you know, and don't know and can do more research and development of.

analysis sketch evaluating existing circumstancesexploration sketch considering potential solutionsrefinement of concept sketch

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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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