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DFAB-100 - Drawing Techniques for Designers
Drawing Techniques For Designers introduces students to visualization techniques used by contemporary product designers, including freehand sketching, digital rendering, information graphics, and presentation skills. Students will learn how to read, understand, and create engineering drawings. This course focuses on the theories, practices, and appreciation of drawing as a communication method. The course emphasis will be on traditional compositional theory, drawing principles, and fundamentals of observing and describing form. Students will gain a strong understanding of tonal and dimensional perspective while focusing on producing dimensional models that are functionally correct. Projects may include sketchbooks and assignments in addition to class work. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of ENG-001. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall term Only.
Academic Level:
Digital Fabrication
Digital Fabrication*
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Course Objectives: 1. Develop competence and understanding in drawing various forms, drawing techniques, and processes particular to digital fabriation (PG1, PG4, PG5). 2. Apply traditional drawing skills to demonstrate surface, structure, shape, and volume in a dimensional object (PG1, PG4, PG5). 3. Employ the basic principles of ideation and presentation methods for product design (PG1, PG4, PG5). 4. Practice dimensional drawing techniques such as side view sketches, perspepective, and isometric projections (PG1, PG4, PG5). 5. Utilize illustration concepts and principles to execute a design from concept to finished product (PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5). 6. Demonstrate how to create explanatory drawings (PG1, PG4, PG5). 7. Illustrate drafting and print reading procedures (PG1, PG4, PG5). 8. Identify fundamentals of shape descriptions(PG1, PG4, PG5). 9. Interpret fundamentals of size descriptions and annotations (PG1, PG4, PG5). 10. Translate industrial drawing types and specialized parts and prints (PG1, PG4, PG5).
Drawing Techniques for Designers
Course: DFAB-100 - Drawing Techniques for Designers