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

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SCHEDULE

WEEK 1  |  132B

Monday, January 20

No class, MLK Jr Holiday Observed

Wednesday, Jan 22

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INTRO PROJECT 1: WARMUP REVIEW

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

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

P1 DUE - PINUP REVIEW

Wednesday, Feb 5

INTRO 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

P2 DUE - PINUP PRESENTATION

Wednesday, Feb 26

INTRO PROJECT 3: WHERE WE SIT

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

Wednesday, Mar 11

Work session with Demos as necessary

WEEK 9  |  132B

Monday, Mar 16

P3 DUE - PINUP PRESENTATION

Wednesday, Mar 18

INTRO PROJECT 4: HOW WE GET AROUND

Transportation Design:
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Examine a form of mobility: Two-Wheeled Vehicles, Cars, Aerospace, Motorcycles,
Yachts, or New Modes
Persuasive Drawing

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

WEEK 10  |  132B

Monday, Mar 23

Work session with Demos as necessary

Wednesday, Mar 25

Work session with Demos as necessary

SPRING BREAK (March 30 – April 3)

WEEK 11  |  132B

Monday, April 6

Work session with Demos as necessary

Wednesday, Apr 8

Work session with Demos as necessary

WEEK 12  |  132B

Monday, Apr 13

P4 DUE - PINUP PRESENTATION

Wednesday, Apr 15

BEGIN PROJECT 5: SPACES WE OCCUPY

Trade Show and Retail Display "Furniture" Design
All Modes of Communication

WEEK 13  |  132B

Monday, Apr 20

Work session with Demos, as needed

Wednesday, Apr 22

Work session with Demos, as needed

WEEK 14  |  132B

Monday, Apr 27

Work session with Demos, as needed

Wednesday, Apr 29

Work session with Demos, as needed

WEEK 15  |  132B

Monday, May 4

Last work week!!!

Wednesday, May 6

FINAL WORK SESSION

WEEK 16 - FINALS WEEK  |  132B

Wednesday, May 13

FINAL EXAM SESSION

12:30 – 2:30 pm

P5 DUE - ALL DUE

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

Conduct Final/Closing Business

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

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

 

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.

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.

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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