CSULB / COTA / DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN  |  DESN 230 — VISUALIZATION FOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE  |  FALL 2019  |  T/TH 1:00–3:45PM

adu-accessory dwelling unit
lavendar adu-accessory dwelling unit
black MUJI micro house

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

570 TOPICS

MIND / BODY / SPIRIT SUPPORT

SCHEDULE

 

WEEK 1  |  230

Tuesday, Aug 27

Review roster, website, syllabus, schedule, books, supplies,
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

BEGIN PROJECT 1
Materiality & Contemporary Furniture Design

BoConcept (dn), Ligne Roset (fr), Roche Bobois (fr), B&B Italia (it), Cassina (it), Knoll (us), Herman Miller (us), or Kelly Wearstler (us)

Complete any unfinished syllabi, roster business, otherwise WORK SESSION, BE PRODUCTIVE

WEEK 2  |  230

Tuesday, Sept 3

Work session with Demos as necessary

Thursday, Sept 5

Work session with Demos as necessary

WEEK 3  |  230

Tuesday, Sept 10

Work session with Demos as necessary

Thursday, Sept 12

Work session with Demos as necessary

WEEK 4  |  230

Tuesday, Sept 17

Work session with Demos as needed

Thursday, Sept 19

Work session with Demos as needed

Drawing/Rendering, Documentation/Digitization, Photoshop, InDesign

WEEK 5  |  230

Tuesday, Sept 24

P1 deadline bumped 1 week

Work session with Demos as needed

Drawing/Rendering, Documentation/Digitization, Photoshop, InDesign

Thursday, Sept 26

Work session with Demos as needed

Drawing/Rendering, Documentation/Digitization, Photoshop, InDesign

WEEK 6  |  230

Tuesday, Oct 1

P1 DUE - PINUP

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

Thursday, Oct 3

Presentations continued

WEEK 7  |  230

Tuesday, Oct 8

BEGIN PROJECT 2
80 SF Micro Home Office
for Creative Professional Couple

Thursday, Oct 10

Work session with Demos as necessary

WEEK 8  |  230

Tuesday, Oct 15

Work session with Feedback and Demos

Thursday, Oct 17

Work session with Feedback and Demos

WEEK 9  |  230

Tuesday, Oct 22

Work session with Feedback and Demos

Thursday, Oct 24

Work session with Feedback and Demos

WEEK 10  |  230

Tuesday, Oct 29

P2 DUE - PINUP

Submissions due to Dropbox.com prior to start of class

Thursday, Oct 31

Presentations continued

BEGIN PROJECT 3
EICHLER RENOVATION

Articles:
Modern Eichler Renovations.
Dwell Magazine

Eichler's Mid-Century Homes Reborn in Palm Springs. Architect's Newspaper

with

OPTION A: DESIGN A PAMPHLET BOOK THAT ACCOMPANIES YOUR PROJECT, OR

OPTION B: CREATE A VR ANIMATION OF YOUR PROJECT USING ENSCAPE VR

WEEK 11  |  230

Tuesday, Nov 5

Work session with Demos as needed

Thursday, Nov 7

Work session with Demos as needed

WEEK 12  |  230

Tuesday, Nov 12

Work session with Demos as needed

Thursday, Nov 14

Work session with Demos as needed

WEEK 13  |  230

Tuesday, Nov 19

PRELIMINARY "SOFT" PINUP / DISPLAY

Sketches Only. 3 Perspectives in ink—fast technique!!—of most valued spaces: ex. Entry/Atrium with LR/Patio beyond, LR/Kitchen, Master Suite, Study, etc. Include many additional sketches, orthographic elevations, plan studies, parti diagrams, environmental analysis diagrams, etc. Should have a total of 20+, easily.

Thursday, Nov 21

Work session with Demos as needed

WEEK 14  |  230

Tuesday, Nov 26

Work session with Demos as needed

Only 3 working sessions remain, including this day

Thursday, Nov 28

NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

WEEK 15  |  230 | LAST WEEK OF INSTRUCTION

Tuesday, Dec 3

Work session with Demos as needed

Thursday, Dec 5

Work session with Demos as needed

WEEK 16 | 230 | FINALS WEEK - 12/11-12/17

Tuesday, Dec 10

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

Tuesday, Dec 17, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

FINAL EXAM SESSION

FINAL PRESENTATIONS DISCUSSION - ALL DUE

Submissions due to Dropbox.com prior to start of class

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

 

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

 

 

REMINDER / ADVISE !!

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
man with no arms drawing large scale image using 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

  • PHOTOSHOP 1

    • Import image
    • Image Size / Canvas Size
    • Resolution
    • Crop / Perspective Crop
    • Clone Stamp Retouching
    • Level Adjustments
    • Unsharp Mask
      (if necessary)
    • Adding Text / Signature
    • Transform > Scale
    • Saving as JPG for print
  • PHOTOSHOP 2

    • Color Modes and “Desaturation”
    • Layers
    • Layer Blending Options
    • Painting / Coloring
    • Lasso Selections
    • Magic Wand Selections
    • Color Adjust w/Hues
      & Saturation
    • Quick highlights / core-shading
  • PHOTOSHOP 3

    • Color Modes and “Desaturation”
    • Layers
    • Layer Blending Options
    • Painting / Coloring
    • Lasso Selections
    • Magic Wand Selections
    • Color Adjust w/Hues & Saturation
    • Quick highlights / core-shading
  • PHOTOSHOP 4

    • Applying Patterns
    • Creating Custom Tiles
    • Transform > Mirror Flip (symmetry in top views)
    • Transform > Warp & Distort
    • Trees & People

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

WEEK

Process

Sketching with traditional Rendering

Sketchup - Base Model for underlays and/or for developing a more developed design.

Renderings - Professional quality rendering with plug-ins: Keyshot (more common to ID, objects); VRay; Podium (Avl in labs); or Enscape Animations and VR (avl in labs)

Photoshop - Retouching, Color changes, Adding People, Trees, etc.

Illustrator - Vector-based elevations/sections, space planning.

InDesign - Presentation Layout, bringing it all together. Boards, Booklets, etc.

interior hand rendering in marker of vietnam residence

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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DRAWING

RENDERING

DESIGN BLOGS

HOT TOPICS

DESN THINKING

EMERGENT SPACES

CONFERENCES

TECHNOLOGIES

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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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