DESN 132A-05 (9605)  |  FALL 2019  |  T/TH 4:00–6:45PM  |  ONLINE (AMI)

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

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SCHEDULE

ALTERNATIVE MODE OF INSTRUCTIONFALL 2020 SEMESTERALL MEETINGS VIA ZOOM ONLY

WEEK 1  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Aug 27

<< ALL MEET >>

WELCOME!

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

About Me. Faculty Page and Studio LaForte...

1. Zoom Profile Portrait Photo

2. HOMEWORK: GETTING STARTED

Thursday, Aug 29

<< ALL MEET >>
Discussion:
CURATED VIDEO LEARNING FOR DESIGNERS (AMI)

WEEK 2  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Sept 3  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Discussions, Work session with Demos

Thursday, Sept 5  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Discussions, Work session with Demos

WEEK 3  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Sept 10  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Sept 12  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

WEEK 4  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Sept 17  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

P1 - DUE to Drobox.com

Thursday, Sept 19  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

INTRO PROJECT 2: WEARABLE WATCH OR WALL CLOCK DESIGN
(vertical ellipses / horizontal cylinders)

WEEK 5  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Sept 24  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Sept 26  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

WEEK 6  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Oct 1  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Oct 3  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

WEEK 7  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Oct 8  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

P2 - DUE to Dropbox.com

Thursday, Oct 10  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

INTRO PROJECT 3: AR/VR WEARABLES
OR IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT CONCEPT

German, Austere (Dieter Rams, Apple, Braun minimalism) vs Italian, Whimsical (Olivetti, Nigel Coates, Kelly Wearstler) Design Styles

WEEK 8  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Oct 15  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Oct 17  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

WEEK 9  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Oct 22  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Oct 24  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demo

WEEK 10  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Oct 29   << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

P3 - DUE to Dropbox.com

Thursday, Oct 31  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

INTRO PROJECT 4: DOMESTIC APPLIANCE, ROBOT OR ANALYSIS OF DOMESTIC KITCHEN TRENDS—FROM EILEEN GREY TO TODAY

 
(See Carla Diana, etc., public vs private)

WEEK 11  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Nov 5  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demo

Thursday, Nov 7  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demo

WEEK 12  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Nov 12  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Nov 14  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

WEEK 13  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Nov 19  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

P4 - DUE to Dropbox.com

Thursday, Nov 21  << INTERIOR DESIGNERS >>

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

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

WEEK 14  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Nov 26  << ALL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Nov 26 — NO CLASS

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

WEEK 15  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

Tuesday, Dec 3  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Dec 5

Work session with Demos

WEEK 16  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

< LAST WEEK OF INSTRUCTION >

Tuesday, Dec 8  << INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS >>

Work session with Demos

Thursday, Dec 10

Work session with Demos

WEEK 17  |  132A  |   AMI (Alternative Mode of Instruction)

< FINALS WEEK - 12/14-12/18 >

Tuesday, Dec 15, 5 – 7:00 pm

FINAL EXAM SESSION

<<  ALL >>

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

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

—unknown

  • THERE ARE NO SHORT-CUTS

    The fact is, learning to draw, sketch, and render with confidence to tackle any new challenge that comes your way, take TIME and PRACTICE. A LOT OF PRACTICE. Design drawings can vary greatly, stylistically, depending on the industry. Interior Designers and Architects have a certain aesthetic look, while Industrial Designers tend to have a different look, while Entertainment Designers may again have another stylistic approach.

    Over the course of the semester we will only be able scratch the surface of design drawing.

    Be patient, but work hard AND practice, practice, practice. Integrate drawing into your life, through every class. It is a craft that has to be learned and practiced.

  • SOME UNIVERSAL RULES OF TECHNIQUE

    • Hand control.
    • Eye-Hand Coordination.
    • Mind-Hand-Eye Coordination: A thing you have in mind, and how you get your body to construct that. Knowing basic rules will get you from Zero to 80% of the way there in no time!
    • Confident line, as opposed to scratchy line.
    • Working with the natural direction your arm moves, versus resisting.
    • Develop Cross-Hatching technique.
    • Understanding and leveraging line weights to push-pull the drawing(s) or FOCAL point of the drawing.
    • Using underlays.
    • Drawing through the forms, understanding the volumetrics of things being drawn.
    • CONTRAST is ALWAYS best.

     

  • SUMMARY

    THE SINGLE universal is understanding FUNDAMENTAL RULES of DRAWING, RENDERING (Light logic), AND MECHANICAL CONVENTIONS.

    With KNOWLEDGE of very specific rules, ANYONE can learn to draw objects and spaces with confidence.

    Make no mistake, it is a craft and the skills required take time to cultivate. Some people think a lot of time is an hour. It takes years to learn how to draw well and confidently. Like a musician, much depends on the ability to develop good, solid techniques.

PSD

 ILL

 IND

DRAWING

RENDERING

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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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