CSULB / COTA / DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN  |  DESN 570 —  APPLIED DESIGN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY  |  FALL 2019  |  FRIDAYS 9:00–11:45AM

sketch of figure in panoramic photographic experience

Analog Panoramic Views - pre-Google Street Views

Immersive engagement without headgear and beyond the glass screen.

Take individual snapshot images in a panorama at some meaningful location (related to your zone of investigation), standing in one spot. Do not use the automatic panorama function in your camera.

Feel free to move the camera up and down as needed as well to include other interesting elements in the views, while going in the circle.

You should have some 15-20 photos to complete the circle, depending on the depth of the field you're capturing, ie proximity to the subject-matter.

Print your images individually on 4x6 (smaller ring) or 5x7 prints (larger ring).

Tape prints together into a cylindrical circle, reconstructing the panorama. One's head should be able to fit up inside the cylinder comfortably when done.

Using binder clips and string/mono-filament, suspend your panoramic VR. We will need to coordinate with Denny.

DUE: Final Exhibition, Dec 6 or 13.

TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES

570 TOPICS

MIND / BODY / SPIRIT SUPPORT

"We spend most of our time trying to get design out of the way."

—Jony Ive

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SCHEDULE

WEEK 1  |  570

Friday, Aug 30

Review roster, website, syllabus, schedule,
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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!

Watch prepare to Discuss at 2nd session, F 9/6

  1. Things I've learned in my life so far by Stefan Sagmeister. 5min (discuss)
  2. Designing for Simplicity by John Maeda. 15min (discuss)
  3. Connecting - Trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design. 18min (discuss)
  4. An Introduction to [Jean] Baudrillard. 30min (discuss)
  5. Your Job is to Make Art by Seth Godin. Yes this is about Design, but Are you here to be a plumber or an artist?

Have a journal. Take copious notes and thought entries you can tap into your thoughts at later points. Think beyond the glass screen.

We are striving to structure MA_HXDI classes for as much synergy as possible with the Social Design Seminar (585).Students will have two projects (in addition to developing their Thesis Project).[585]1. Urban Ocean InterfacesThey will be researching Long Beach as an Urban Ocean City as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Conservancy in order to establish the priorities for the project.

DISCUSSION 1 (2 weeks)

Design Communication Research Presentation (collaborative)
Research and present writing examples and conventions specific to the discipline of design—report on field research
of design exhibitions, practice conventions and historical context, creating a multi-media, contextual presentation.

How many senses can we engage on this challenge?

What if it did...(more)?

GO SEE THE NHMLAC—LA BREA TAR PITS
DESIGN COMPETITION EXHIBIT
DUE SEPTEMBER 15LA BREA TAR PITS, 5801 WILSHIRE BLVD, LA 90036REVIEW THE COMPETITION FINALISTS HERE, and download each of their competition submissions (PDFs).>>ORIGINAL BRIEF (APPROXIMATELY)<<DOCUMENT—PHOTOGRAPHS, FIELD NOTES, SKETCHES, CONVERSATIONS—YOUR VISIT. PHOTOS OF THE EXHIBIT DESIGN, ENTRANT'S MODELS, ETC. LATER YOU WILL BE TASKED WITH ANALYZING (COMPARE/CONTRAST) THE ONLINE, PDF, AND LIVE EXHIBIT AS EXPERIENCES.WE WILL REFERENCE THIS ON DISCUSSIONS 5 & 6

WEEK 2  |  570

Friday, Sept 6

Discussion 1.2

Cohorts share resumes, rewrite/craft team-member's resumes into your designed layout. Feel free to include any Advisors you've recruited into your practice and wish to include.Will need these for D7 Proposal / Team, Week 13 / Nov 22

WEEK 3  |  570

Friday, Sept 13

D1 DUE - Presentations

Last day of the La Brea Tar Pits Design Competition Exhibit

DISCUSSION 2 (2 weeks)

Field and Interview Research Presentation
(individual)
Research, develop, and prepare content based on research (field/web/other) of design exhibitions, design organization activities, designer works, products, or service announcements, with examples of design thinking and
design strategy.

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[585]“Poster” (analog and digital) of 96 (12wx8h) original images (annotated beneath) due. From that poster they will map and develop projects through storyboarding. This is the end of the ‘Discover’ phase of the project.This first project focuses on visual storytelling. They will develop persons and journeys based on this initial work.Finally they will brand and exhibit the work on-line and as a gallery event at the end of the semester 12/13.

WEEK 4  |  570

Friday, Sept 20

Discussion 2.2

In-studio hands-on Analog Panorama Views. Throughout the remainder of the semester, students should interact with each of their cohort's panoramic environment using various methods described in Discussion 2

WEEK 5  |  570

Friday, Sept 27

D2 DUE - Presentations

DISCUSSION 3 (2 weeks)

Design Blog Article
(individual)
Engage in interdisciplinary and multi-media research
to identify related outcomes and support conclusions.
Students may represent products, services, and/or
practices as discovered through interviews and research. Design case-studies should provide the foundation of
analysis as they are reported through the media of other disciplines. Include comparative written analysis of contemporary and historical texts.

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WEEK 6  |  570

Friday, Oct 4

D3 Part 1 DUE -  Presentations

Discussion 3.2

 

WEEK 7  |  570

Friday, Oct 11

D3 Part 2 DUE - Presentations

DISCUSSION 4 (2 weeks)

Design Standards Document
(individual)
Create a discipline-specific document based on associated conventions describing project design conditions and parameters for additional design work.

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WEEK 8  |  570

Friday, Oct 18

Discussion 4.2

 

WEEK 9  |  570

Friday, Oct 25

D4 DUE - Presentations

DISCUSSION 5 (2 weeks)

Design Brief - Establishing what the client needs (individual)
Based on a comparative case-study analysis of the communication tools of the practice, identify variations in media and context to create a design brief based on the
Blog Project. Demonstrate relevance through qualitative and quantitative analysis of research.

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WEEK 10  |  570

Monday, Nov 1

 Discussion 5.2

[585]2. Inclusive Entrepreneurship.This second project will again focus on Long Beach as our city lab. This project also aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.This project is very engaged (field) and public (online) at every phase. They will be using video to collect stories during the first two weeks of November.

WEEK 11  |  570

Friday, Nov 8

D5 DUE - Presentations

DISCUSSION 6 (2 weeks)

Call for Proposals Document (RFP Call)
(team project)
Based on discipline conventions, create a contextual document specifically designed to solicit highly-relevant submissions from designers. Base it on a design brief from the group. Include process for evaluation and selection of winning proposals.

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WEEK 12  |  570

Friday, Nov 15

Discussion 6.2

 

WEEK 13  |  570

Friday, Nov 22

D6 DUE - Presentations

DISCUSSION 7 (3 weeks)

Design Proposal - Response (The RFP)
(team project)
Create a multi-media, contextual proposal specific to a competitive project call offering design services.

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WEEK 14  |  570

Friday, Nov 29

 NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING WEEK

WEEK 15  |  570

Friday, Dec 6

Discussion 7.2 | Last day of discussions

[585] - Thesis Project Proposal Review and Exhibition

WEEK 16  |  570 | FINALS WEEK

Friday, Dec 13

FINAL EXAM SESSION | 2:45 – 4:45 pm

D6 DUE - Presentations

Submissions due to Dropbox.com

[585] - Final Project Reviews

Academic CalendarKey Dates & DeadlinesFinal Exam Schedule

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DISCUSSIONS 5 & 6

LA BREA TAR PITS DESIGN BRIEF

USING YOUR VISIT TO
THE EXHIBIT OF THE COMPETITION ENTRIES FOR THE NHMLAC—LA BREA TAR PITS FROM EARLIER IN THE SEMESTER, ANALYZE (COMPARE/CONTRAST) THE ONLINE, PDFs, AND LIVE EXHIBIT AS EXPERIENCES.

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)

ON STRATEGY

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Transmedia Design

 

Brad Bartlett, Nevada Museum of Art Transmedia Design

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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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