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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

DESN 640 Drawing As Design Thinking Tool

1.5 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This studio workshop will have at its core both the philosophical understanding of when and why one needs to draw but also building skill sets that enable students to become fluent visual thinkers and communicators. The rationale that underpins drawing as a visualization tool is to calculate, consider, and develop sketch concepts to facilitate communication and collaborative engagement within a team as objects, spaces, experiences, and systems are crafted. Students will progress from drawing what they see in space to visualizing, designing, and documenting what they are developing as a vehicle of communication with others. Students will understand the many levels of design drawing from rough sketching and ideation of individual and team concepts, to perspectival spaces and renderings for the client and user, to measured scale drawings for fabricators and technicians. Students will gain the ability to strategically plan for and implement the appropriate level of drawing to communicate visually with the appropriate audience.

Priority enrollment for Grad Design Programs
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course requires permission by the offering program office.