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Fall Quarter, 2017
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DES 001: Introduction to Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority given to Design majors. Introduction to design discipline through readings, writing, visual problem solving, and critical analysis. Topics: design principles and elements, vocabulary, color theory, Gestalt principles, conceptualization strategies. Role of designer and products in contemporary culture including social responsibility and sustainability.

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DES 014: Design Drawing (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor; students with a background in drawing or Advanced Placement Art Studio units are encouraged to submit a portfolio for review to waive this course. Priority given to Design majors. Drawing as a tool for design. Basic skills in objective observation and representation, including line, shape, tone, and space. Drawing as a tool for formulating and working through design problems.

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DES 015: Form and Color (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Understanding color, form and composition as ways of communicating design concepts and content. Color theory, color mixing, interaction of color. Design principles and elements. Gestalt theory. Explores a variety of materials, media and presentation techniques

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DES 016: Graphic Design and Computer Technology (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design students. Introduction to digital tools with emphasis on graphic design including theory, practice and technology. Includes principles of color, resolution, pixels, vectors, image enhancement, layout, visual organization, visual hierarchy, typography.

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DES 021: Drafting and Perspective (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Introduction to mechanical drafting, including scaled drawing, orthogonal projection, isometric, axonometric and perspective. Includes basic rendering techniques.

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DES 037: Coding for Designers (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Pass One priority to Design majors. Programming concepts and skills as applied for visual design. Algorithm-based design and development, flowcharts, pseudo-code, entry level scripting or programming. Principles of coding, logic, syntax, structure. Analysis of historical examples of code-based design. Development, iteration, presentation of design projects.

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DES 040C: Design for Aesthetics and Experience (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority to Design majors. Global historical survey of design’s engagement with changing notions of aesthetics and experience. Relates transformations in the theory, production, and reception of all aspects of design (objects, landscapes, architectures, etc.) to larger cultural, social, and political contexts. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 40 or 140.

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DES 050: Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Design concept development and detailing as it relates to the making of objects, structures and models using form, scale and materials. Product design and rapid prototyping methods using a range of techniques for advancing the design process.

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DES 077: Introduction to Structural Design for Fashion (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Study and practice of designing clothing for the human body. Emphasis on flat pattern development, structural joining sequences and the development of three-dimensional garments from two-dimensional drawings. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 77A.

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DES 113: Photography for Designers (4)
Formerly DES 031 (2017)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Pass One priority given to Design majors. Visual communication and digital imaging techniques using black and white, and color. Critical analysis of photographs and the role of photography in society combining theoretical perspectives with practical applications. Explore use and meaning of single, sequence, and single composite images.

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DES 115: Letterforms and Typography (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Fundamentals of letterforms and typography. Characteristics of typefaces; formatting and composition of type. Principles of legibility, visual hierarchy, grid systems, and the integration of type and image. Not available for credit to students who have completed course 22.

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DES 116: Visual Communication: Graphic Design Studio (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 115 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Multiple, conceptually-linked assignments focusing on the fundamental choices designers make in translating concepts into effective graphic form. Problem finding and analysis of audience needs. Design process from research and initial concepts to project prototypes. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 152 or 152A.

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DES 117: Interactive Media I (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Practice of creating interactive visual media for network-based applications and principles of human computer interaction. Responsive design. User-centered research, information architecture, interface and interaction. Analysis of usability. Development and presentation of design production materials and completed interactive projects.

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DES 134A: Introduction to Interior Design—Residential (4)

Studio—4 hours, lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 21 or 150A or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Introduction to the theory and practice of interior design with focus on residential spaces. Basic methods of design conceptualization, development, and presentation.

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DES 135A: Furniture Design and Detailing (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Development of designs for contemporary furniture. Consideration of behavioral and physical requirements, cultural and historic expression, and structural and aesthetic qualities. Process includes research, drawings, and construction of scale models. Required field trip.

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DES 136A: Lighting Technology and Design (4)

Laboratory—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Introduction to lighting design and technology. Understanding the role of lighting and vision in the development of functional and aesthetically pleasing environments.

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DES 137A: Daylighting and Interior Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (21 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Emphasis on understanding the effect of daylight on the perception of interior designs as well as on vision, luminous and thermal comfort, health and energy efficiency.

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DES 145: History of Visual Communication (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: DES 1 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Historical developments of visual communication, concentrating on the technological and aesthetic development of graphic design; origins and manifestations of current issues in visual communication; provide framework for analysis of current and future trends in visual communication.

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DES 150A: Computer-Assisted Drawing for Designers (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, (21 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Computer assisted drawing and modeling using a mid-level, multi-use CAD program. Basic architectural drawing and modeling technique in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD environments. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 150.

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DES 150B: Computer-Assisted Presentations for Interior Architecture (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 150A (21 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Computer-assisted architectural presentation including the development of complex 3D models, techniques of photo-realistic rendering and computer simulation of movement through architectural and interior space. Offered irregularly.

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DES 151: Type in Motion (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, (115 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Fundamentals of creating motion based, screen-based typography. Consideration of narrative structures, movement assemblage, and other visual languages, synthesized within a nuanced understanding of typography within digital space.

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DES 156: Graphitecture – Architecture in Age of New Media (4)

Studio – 6.0 hours. Prerequisites DES 001; DES 014; DES 015; DES 016. New media and its impact on environmental design; analysis of contemporary projects at the intersection of architecture and new media; time-based strategies of representation; digital narrative.

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DES 160: Textile Surface Design: Patterns and Resists (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, or consent of instructor. Use of traditional and contemporary processes to create images and patterns on fabric using a variety of dyes, including direct applications, bound and mechanical resists. Emphasis on individual exploration and interpretation of processes and techniques. May be repeated for credit one time with consent of instructor.

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DES 170: Experimental Fashion & Textile Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (77, 107 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Experimental approaches to fashion and textile design. Emphasis on developing conceptual ideas and translating them into one-of-a-kind garments and soft products. Exploration of a variety of current topics including sustainability, pattern design, new technologies, and social activism. May be repeated one time for credit with consent of instructor.

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DES 171: Fashion Drawing: Technical and Illustration (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Exploration of fashion design processes for industry within the social and physical context. Emphasis on two-dimensional conceptualization of ideas, garment construction, and ideation processes utilizing commercial textiles. Field trip required.

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DES 177: Computer-Assisted Fashion Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 and 77 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors for industry and personal expression with emphasis on computer-assisted design applications. Field trip required.

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DES 178: Design & Wearable Technology (4)

Studio–6.0 hours Introduction to wearable technology and related technologies. Emphasis on designing, and fabricating prototypes of wearable technology for value-added designs and to improve quality of life.

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AHI 184: 20th Century Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 recommended. Major movements in architecture of the twentieth century in Europe and America. Formal innovations are examined within the social, political, and economic circumstances in which they emerged.

GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.

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