DESN 132B — PERSP & RENDERING SYSTEMS II  |  SPR 2020  |  M/W 1:00–3:45PM  |  HSD105

Electric razor line drawing, left, and marker rendering on right
sketch-rendering by Michael LaForte of a white marble chair design by Marc Newson,
Exploded assembly drawing by student Christian Pacpaco
Vehicle concept sketch by Michael LaForte
Motorcycle rendering by Michael LaForte

WEEK

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1  |  132B

Monday, January 20

No class, MLK Jr Holiday Observed

Wednesday, Jan 22

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BEGIN PROJECT 1: WARMUP REVIEW

Review basic conventions of orthographic and perspective, Primitive Forms, Basic Rendering Values, Presentation Layout

Gauge to see where students are at

REVIEW: Fundamentals of Perspective Rules Review, Line, Use of Cross-hatching technique, Texture (visual, patterns, and physical), Values and Contrast, Reflections and Shadows.

WEEK 2  |  132B

Monday, Jan 27

Work session with Demos

Wednesday, Jan 29

Work session with Demos

WEEK 3  |  132B

Monday, February 3

DUE P1 - PINUP REVIEW

Wednesday, Feb 5

BEGIN PROJECT 2: HOW THINGS ARE MADE

3-PT Assembly System

Descriptive Drawing

WEEK 4  |  132B

Monday, Feb 10

Work session with Demos

Wednesday, Feb 12

Work session with Demos

WEEK 5  |  132B

Monday, Feb 17

Work session with Demos

Wednesday, Feb 19

Work session with Demos

WEEK 6  |  132B

Monday, Feb 24

DUE P2 - PINUP PRESENTATION

Wednesday, Feb 26

BEGIN PROJECT 3: WHERE WE SIT, STORE,
ILLUMINATE, REFLECT

Design a Luxury Furniture collection

Exploratory Drawing

WEEK 7  |  132B

Monday, March 2

Work session with Demos

Wednesday, Mar 4

Work session with Demos

WEEK 8 (Mid semester)  |  132B

Monday, Mar 9

Work session with Demos as necessary

IN-PERSON CLASSES SUSPENDED

Wednesday, Mar 11

Class Suspended

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY SUSPENSION OF IN-CLASS MEETING. THROUGH APRIL 20 (TENTATIVELY). ALL DEADLINES ADJUSTED.

WEEK 9 |  132B

Monday, Mar 16

Classes Suspended

P3 Deadline moved to 3/23

Wednesday, Mar 18

Classes Suspended

ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTION FOR REMAINDER OF SEMESTERIN-PERSON MEETINGS VIA ZOON ONLY

WEEK 10  |  132B

Monday, Mar 23

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

DUE P3 - ZOOM PRESENTATIONS -
Submit to Dropbox prior to class start

Wednesday, Mar 25

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

BEGIN PROJECT 4: HOW WE GET AROUND

Transportation Design:
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Examine a form of mobility:
Two-Wheeled Vehicles,
Cars, Aerospace, Motorcycles, Yachts, or Something new.

Persuasive Drawing

INTERIORS-MINDED STUDENTS
MAY FOCUS ON AN INTERIOR COCKPIT/LIVING SPACE DESIGN

Note: Project is scheduled to coincide with the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (Fall Calendar) or LA Auto Show when possible

NOTICE: STUDENTS LIVING IN RESIDENCE HALLS
MUST MOVE OUT COMPLETELY BY FRIDAY 27TH

SPRING BREAK (March 30 – April 3)

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO WORK OVER BREAK

WEEK 11  |  132B

Monday, April 6

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

Wednesday, Apr 8

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

WEEK 12  |  132B

Monday, Apr 13

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

DUE P4 - ZOOM PRESENTATION
Submit to Dropbox prior to class start

Wednesday, Apr 15

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

BEGIN PROJECT 5: SPACE, THE NEXT FRONTIER
OF ADVENTURE TOURISM

LEOH (LOW-EARTH ORBIT HOTEL)

All Modes of Communication

WEEK 13  |  132B

Monday, Apr 20

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

Wednesday, Apr 22

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

WEEK 14  |  132B

Monday, Apr 27

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

Wednesday, Apr 29

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

!!! LAST MEETING WEEK / LAST WORK WEEK !!!

WEEK 15  |  132B

Monday, May 4

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

Wednesday, May 6

Alternative Mode of Instruction
- ZOOM - session with Demos/Feedback as necessary

ZOOM Group A - Industrial Designers (1:00-2:15pm)

ZOOM Group B - Interior Designers (2:30-3:45pm)

FINAL MEETING SESSION

WEEK 16 - FINALS WEEK  |  132B

Wednesday, May 13

FINAL EXAM SESSION

12:30 – 2:30 pm

DUE P5 - ALL DUE

Attendance (via Zoom) is Mandatory

Conduct Final/Closing Business

Images submission due to Dropbox.com
prior to start of class

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

COLOR LEGENDSTART. PROJECT INTRODUCTIONINTERMEDIATE DUE DATEEND. PROJECT DUE DATEHOLIDAY BREAK / ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTIONUniversity Deadlines

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 these stages and/or drawing types:ExploratoryEmotiveExplanatoryPrescriptiveExploratory Drawing is where one begins, sketch your RESEARCH. Through repetition and frequent practice, a designer can freely create a large number of formal variations prior to choosing a preconceived, and often arbitrary direction.After a significant range of ideas have been examined or explored, refinements and narrowing-down options from your exploration. Articulation of Details, addressing Scale, Incorporating the human figure.Exploratory sketches: 1. Idea Sketch, 2. Study Sketch, 3. Usability Sketch, 4. Memory SketchEmotive or Persuasive Rendering: 5. Sketch Rendering, 6. Inspiration Illustration, 7. Presentation RenderingEmotive or Persuasive Rendering is used toward the end of the Exploratory Phase in order to persuade your client, marketing directors, CEOs, etc. to move forward in one or two select directions. This is not the end of the process and in fact one should expect to repeat Phase 1 as you incorporate feedback and other viewpoints provided at this presentation stage.Explanatory Sketches: 8. Scenario & Storyboarding, 9. Informational Sketches, 10. Explanatory SketchesExplanatory Sketches are  rarely presentational in and of themselves but instead are used in conjunction with your Persuasive Renderings to reinforce your statements and declarations about your design idea. Think of these as supporting evidence drawings.Prescriptive drawings are generally technical and may include patent drawings, assembly diagrams, "shop drawings" for fabrication, etc. Today, we mostly rely on the CAD software due to the precision, speed of refinement, and relational attribute advantages. NOTE, this is NOT the focal stage of this class.Prescriptive Drawings: 11. Prescriptive sketch, 12. Detail drawings, 13. Technical Illustration

 

Analysis of problem sketchExamination of potential solutions sketchFinal presentation of concept layout and rendered design.Exploratory and Analysis. 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.

Illustrations by Bailey Rehman, Design 232, Fall 2015

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

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.

Armless man drawing incredibly detailed with his feet--no excuses!

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

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

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Matrix of design drawing types--Exploratory, Persuasive, Descriptive, and Technical

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

Low Earth Orbit Hotel concept rendering by student Jecky Chow Chan
LaForte styled for apocalyptic preparedness

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