YOUTUBE AND ONLINE VIDEO DEMOS
LaForte Daily Demos - My Youtube channel: Studio LaForte
LaForte Classes on Facebook
LaForte Daily Demos on Facebook
STAY CONNECTED with the Department on Facebook and LinkedIn
CSULB Department of Design - (Facebook and LinkedIn)
CSULB Industrial Design and Interior Architecture - (Facebook)
CSULB Design Student Association (DSA) - (Facebook)
The Gnomon Workshop - An incredible library of DVD tutorials by leading designers and concept artists. Many are available for download.
You can also find many of these videos at Art Supply Warehouse.
Norman Schureman's sketchbook - Beautiful animal and lifeform sketches by Norman Schureman, former Art Center Instructor.
Immediate Entourage - Prepared images of People, Cars, Trees, etc.
assets for your drawings, Photoshop, and Illustrator renderings.
Design Studio Press - Publishers of industry exceptional books on concept art, entertainment design, automotive design, character design and more. Many of their books can be found at Art Center's book store.
RSA - Royal Society of the Arts. See their Animate video lectures!
JOB BOARDS AND ARTICLE RESOURCES
Behance - online portfolio site for creatives.
Coroflot - started as a job board for designers and often serves as the
search engine for other design boards.
Core77 - primarily a product and industrial design site. Their jobs
section utilizes Coroflot.
SOUTH AMERICAN, AND
MINORITY MASTERSRicardo LegorettaLuis BarraganOscar NiemeyerDavid AdjayeArchigramAsymptoteBIG - Bjark Ingalls GroupCoop HimmelblauDiller Scofidio + RenfroFrank GehryHerzog & De MeuronJean NouvelLebbeus WoodsMichael SorkinMorphosis, Thom MayneMVRDVOMA/Rem KoolhaasPeter CookRenzo PianoSantiago CalatravaSnøhettaSteven HollThomas HeatherwickWilliams + TsienTadao AndoMies van der RoheFrank Lloyd WrightLeCorbusierWalter GropiusCharles and Ray EamesRichard NeutraRudolf SchindlerPier Luigi NerviEero SaarinenMODERN and MID-CENTURY MASTERSINFLUENTIAL
ARCHITECTUREAllison WilliamsBeatriz ColominaBillie TsienCarme PinósCharlotte PerriandDenise Scott BrownEileen GreyElizabeth DillerElizabeth Plater-ZyberkJane JacobsJeanne GangKazuyo Sejima (SANAA)Lise Anne CoutureMaya LinNorma Merrick SklarekOdile DecqRay EamesZaha HadidVISIONARY, CONTEMPORARY, RADICALWill Bruder ArchitectsAntoine PredockJones StudioBart PrinceSteven EhrlichSOUTHWESTERN US, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MODERNISTS, and NOTABLE REGIONALISTSJoseph Eichler - Developer
of modern homesCraig EllwoodGlenn MurcuttSamuel Mockbee +
The Rural Studio
ARTISTS IN THE EXPANDED FIELD OF SITE OR KINETIC WORKS
B Matthew Barney / Louise Bourgeois / Chris Burden D Walter De Maria / Marcel Duchamp G Arthur Ganson / Robert Gober H Ann Hamilton / Eva Hesse / Michael Heizer I Robert Irwin J Donald Judd / Theo Jansen K Anish Kapoor M Gordon Matta-Clark / Joan Miro R Charles Ray S Fred Sandback / Richard Serra T Cy Twombly
ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND DESIGN MOVEMENTS
Arts & Crafts Movement in America
The Bauhaus / De Stijl
Constructivism > Deconstructivism
Cubism / Futurism
Inspired by Nature - PBS NewsHour
AUTOMOTIVE, TRANSPORTATION DESIGNERS
Chris Bangle, BMW
Sangwon Seok - Excellent automotive concept rendering, mostly in marker
DESIGN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
DESIGN THEORY & ARTICLES
Analysis-Synthesis Bridge Model. Dubberly
Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design. (German and Italian Design Philosophies)
Periodic Table of Form. Core77 Article
Why is Sketching Still Important in Design. Core77 Article
FZDSchool - FZDSchool by designer Feng Zhao. Entertainment design
Ken Adam - Architecture and Concept designer for many Bond films
Neville Page - Character, Alien, Monster designer
Scott Robertson - See his books as well, How To Draw and How To Render
Syd Mead - The Godfather of concept art. Films such as Blade Runner, 2001, Tron, Elysium, etc.
EXHIBITION, SIGNAGE, & ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGN
Calori & VandeneyndnCarbone SmolanChermayeff & GeismarGeorge P JohnsonJPS DesignsMauk DesignPoulin + MorrisSussman/Prejza
FURNITURE (12 50 00)*
Archistar DesignAll ModernArcadia ContractBirch LaneB&B Italia (it)Blu DotBoConcept (dn)Bon LuxatCassina (it)CB2David EdwardDuneEmecoHerman Miller (us)HouzzKartellKnoll (us)Ligne Roset (fr)PoggenpohlRoche Bobois (fr)Steelcase (us)Takeshi MiyakawaVitra
GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, TRANSMEDIA DESIGN
Aaron DraplinAndy WarholApril GreimanBrad BartlettDavid CarsonEliot NoyesHerb LubalinLance WymanLester BeallLou DorfmanMassimo VignelliMax HuberMichael BeirutOtl AicherPaul RandPaul RennerPaula ScherPentagramRaymond LoewySaul BassStefan KanchevStefan SagmeisterTibor Kalman
GREEN TOPICS AND TECHNOLOGIES
INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCT DESIGNERS
IDCreatures - Industrial and Product Design focusedSketch-a-day-dotcom -
Spencer NugentScott Robertson - See his books as well, How To Draw and How To RenderDaniel Simon - Designer for the film Oblivion, Tron, Prometheus, RoboRaceCar, Timeless Racer PDFNeville Page - Character, Alien, Monster designerCharles HarrisonDieter RamsDesign ContinuumFrog DesignIDEOJony Ive, Apple's CDOKarim RashidMarc NewsonPentagramPhilippe StarkRaymond LoewyR/GASmart Design
INFLUENTIAL DESIGN SCHOOLS
Architectural Association, the (AA)Art CenterBartlett School of Architecture, theCooper Union School of ArchitectureCoventry School of Art & DesignCranbrook Academy of ArtSci-ArcUCLA School of ArchitectureUSC School of ArchitectureUniversity of Cincinnati
INTERIOR AND ARCHITECTURE PUBLICATIONS
Magazinesarchdaily.comArchitectural RecordArchitectural DigestA+D MagazineDwell MagazineHome Designing.comMetropolis MagazineBooksHennessey+Ingalls BookstoreMIT PressPrinceton Architectural PressRizzoli BookstoreZone Books
LANDSCAPE DESIGN/ERS AND PUBLIC PLACE-MAKERS
The High Line by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Vietnam Memorial by Maya Lin
TED TALKS THAT I FIND REALLY INTERESTING
TED Talks are 18 minute presentations on a wide range of subjects by some extraordinary people.
Deb Roy. The Birth of a Word (Data Visualization)
UX / UI / XD / AI / ROBOTICS
BUSINESS OF DESIGN
Chris Do, The Futur Talks (Note: It's not about LOGO Design!)
How To Charge More For A Logo—Deep Dive ep. 4 (w/Melinda Livsey, Cal State Fullerton grad)
Seth Godin Talks
Your Job is to Make Art << OMG So GOOD, On Point!
TUTORIALS & HOW-TO GUIDES
Stage 1: Empathize—Research Your Users' Needs
The first stage of the design thinking process allows you to gain an empathetic understanding of the problem you’re trying to solve, typically through user research. Empathy is crucial to a human-centered design process like design thinking because it allows you to set aside your own assumptions about the world and gain real insight into users and their needs.
Stage 2: Define—State Your Users' Needs and Problems
In the Define stage, you accumulate the information you created and gathered during the Empathize stage. You analyze your observations and synthesize them to define the core problems you and your team have identified so far. You should always seek to define the problem statement in a human-centered manner as you do this.
Stage 3: Ideate—Challenge Assumptions and Create Ideas
Designers are ready to generate ideas as they reach the third stage of design thinking. The solid background of knowledge from the first two phases means you can start to “think outside the box”, look for alternative ways to view the problem and identify innovative solutions to the problem statement you’ve created.
Stage 4: Prototype—Start to Create Solutions
This is an experimental phase, and the aim is to identify the best possible solution for each of the problems identified during the first three stages. Design teams will produce a number of inexpensive, scaled-down versions of the product (or specific features found within the product) to investigate the problem solutions generated in the previous stage.
Stage 5: Test—Try Your Solutions Out
Designers or evaluators rigorously test the complete product using the best solutions identified in the Prototype phase. This is the final phase of the model but, in an iterative process such as design thinking, the results generated are often used to redefine one or more further problems. Designers can then choose to return to previous stages in the process to make further iterations, alterations and refinements to rule out alternative solutions.
Stage 6: Repeat
MIND / BODY / SPIRIT SUPPORT
SOCAL MID-CENTURY MODERN MASTERS
Rudolf (R.M.) Schindler
A Quincy Jones
Joseph Eichler (developer)
Case Study Houses
CSH for 1950. Raphael Soriano
CSH for 1953. Craig Ellwood
* 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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