Course detail

Workshop - Spatial Design Studies

FSI-YZ2Acad. year: 2017/2018

The subject it deals with introduction to industrial design from the perspective of building volume in space. Practical workshops on general topics are an introduction to the work on individual assignments. 3D studies emphasize the relationships inside and outside 3D objects (importance of content and form, importance of proportional relationship, connection of the whole and detail), plaster, polystyrene sheets, clay, hard PVD and other materials are used for modelling.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject allows students developing knowledge needed for creation and analysis of 3D objects. Deepening the experience with basic techniques, equipment and habits for creating 3D studies from basic materials (clay, plaster, polystyrene sheets, hard PVC).

Prerequisites

Drawing of geometric bodies in perspective is a prerequisite. Experience with designing composition studies including 3D models and ability to work with basic materials (clay, plasticine). Orientation in art and design history is important.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Wong, W.: Principles of Form and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York 1993
Pipes, A.: Foundations of Art and Design. Laurence King Publishing, Second edition, London 2008
Eissen, K.; Steur, R.: Sketching the Basics, Bispublishers, Amsterdam 2013
Wong, W.: Principles of Form and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York 1993
Gorman C.: The Industrial Design Reader, Allworth, New York 2003
Sparke, P.: Století designu - průkopníci designu 20. století, Slovart, Praha 1999

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: attendance in lessons, meeting assigned projects deadlines, oral presentation of projects.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on projects. In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is F "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the subject is to get students acquainted with possibilities of content understanding of a topic as a basis of industrial design in the form of workshops. The activities are based on 3D studies focusing mainly of shape and its meaning.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

labs and studios

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Assigning 1st task /3D studies on general theme/, theme analysis, drawing sketches
2. Drawing sketches, three-dimensional sketches
3. 3D sketches, model creation
4. Making the model, work on a poster
5. Evaluation of 1st task /analysis of strengths and weaknesses in individual works/, assigning 2nd task /3D studies on general theme/, theme analysis
6. Drawing sketches, three-dimensional sketches
7. 3D sketches, model creation
8. Making the model, work on a poster
9. Evaluation of 2nd task /analysis of strengths and weaknesses in individual works/, assigning 3rd task /3D studies on general theme/, theme analysis
10. Drawing sketches, three-dimensional sketches
11. 3D sketches, model creation
12. Making the model, work on a poster
13. Evaluation of 3rd task /analysis of strengths and weaknesses in individual works/, analysis of the whole semester