20 credits at level HE5
This module builds on the Introduction to Computer Aided Design module. In this advanced module you will learn to use a wider variety of specialist software as well as gaining a greater depth of some packages that were introduced to you in the Introduction to Computer Aided Design module. This advanced module will also give you introductory skills and knowledge in graphic design so that you can present your designs effectively and professionally taking account of the image you are projecting to your audiences. This module will support the design work you will be undertaking in other modules.
Use of specialist design software
Autocad: advanced tools (e.g., polygon viewports, layer walks, scale factors, extruding, union and bullion, area tables, design library); keyboard shortcuts; printing.
Adobe Photoshop: creating patterns for textures; layer masks; transform and perspective; lighting effects.
3D design software e.g.,Sketch-up, Revit: advanced tools for designing a 3D model
Adobe Indesign: document set up; use of colour; paragraph and character styles; document layout; placing images; arrange objects; saving; keyboard shortcuts, printing, types of files; control of master sheets and layout sheets; transform and align; management of links.
Adobe Illustrator: document set up; use of colour; document set-up; layers; tracing; Bezier curves; tools, saving; keyboard shortcuts, printing, types of files; control of master sheets and layout sheets; transform and align; management of links.
Introduction to graphic communication for interior design
Principles of visual communications and the psychology of visual perception.
Principles of design (e.g., contrast, viewpoint, scale and size, hierarchy, symmetry, balance, rhythm).
Elements of design (e.g., point, line, plane, shape, surface, texture, colour).
Typography (legibility, basic type terminology, basic typographic setting; titling).
Image analysis and aesthetics
Digital presentation skills
Professional presentation of designs and output
Working journal to explain your use of the tools, commands and understanding of the programme to produce your final outcomes;
Maintaining a digital diary.
You will attend practical workshops and presentations. You will also learning through discussions, practical activities, demonstrations, experimenting, and will be supported by material and activities on the University’s VLE (Moodle). You will have formative feedback on your development throughout the module.
For your assessment you will undertake a series of mini-projects to given briefs. This will involve you using the technology to reach final solutions. You will have the following two items of assessment:
-a journal recording your progression, understanding of technical skills and processes, and your evaluation of your work and what you have learned.
-a portfolio of your responses to the mini-project briefs (printed and in electronic format).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the principles and elements of graphic communication.||1.1 Produce a series of realistic design solutions that demonstrate your knowledge and application of the principles and elements of design.|
|2.||Have demonstrated technical skills.||
2.1. Use industry standard software correctly in the production of a series of complex mini-projects to given briefs.
2.2 Use software to produce technically accurate and plausible complex orthographic and presentation drawings to given briefs.
2.3 Demonstrate effective file management.
|3.||Have demonstrated how you have used software in the production of technically accurate design test pieces.||3.1. Record your progression demonstrating a thorough understanding of complex technical skills and processes.|
|4.||Have engaged in reflective practices.||
4.1 Critically evaluate your work as you progress through this module.
4.2 Explain how you have incorporated principles and theories in the work you have undertaken.
4.3 Identify the main lessons you have learnt from having undertaken this module.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Summative: Journal recording progression, understanding of technical skills and processes, and your evaluation of your work and what you have learned.||Summative: Portfolio of work (printed and in electronic format)|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Baldwin, J and Roberts, L. (2006) Visual communication: from theory to practice. Lausanne, AVA
Crow, D. (2007) Visible signs: An introduction to semiotics. Worthing, AVA
Dabner, D. (2004) Graphic design school: the principles and practices of graphic design. London: Thames & Hudson
Gill, B. (2003) Graphic design as a second language. Mulgrave: Images
Hall, S. (2007) This means this, this means that: a user's guide to semiotics. London: Laurence King
Newark, Q. (2002) What is graphic design? Mies: Rotovision
Wyatt, W.G. (2008) Accessing AutoCAD Architecture 2009 San Rafael: Autodesk Press
Fiorello, J.A. Jr. (2010) CAD for Interiors: Beyond the Basics. . New Jersey: John Wiley.
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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