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Winter Quarter, 2018
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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 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 040A: Energy, Materials, and Design Over Time (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority to Design majors. Global history of design across time, viewed through the lens of the effects of the creation and discovery of new energy sources, processes and materials on design. 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 127A: Sustainable Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: DES 1. Priority to Design majors. Principles, practice and materials of contemporary sustainable design in the context of environmental crisis. History of sustainable design in relation to the fields of textiles, visual communication, interior architecture, exhibition design and lighting. 

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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 134B: Introduction to Interior Design—Commercial and Technical Spaces (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 21 or 150A or consent of instructor. Pass One priority given to Design majors. Introduction to the theory and practice of interior design with focus on small commercial and technical spaces. Archetypal spaces, non-residential building systems, ADA accessibility, design programming and research methods.

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DES 136B: Lighting Technology and Design (4)

Laboratory—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 136A or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Design and manipulation of light sources, luminaires, and lighting controls to enhance the functional and aesthetic impact of interior and exterior spaces. Industrial design projects explore lighting effects, light distribution characteristics, and luminaire design.

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DES 143: History of Fashion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority to Design majors. History of fashion design from the earliest times to the present focusing on the ancient Middle East and Common Era North America and Europe. Emphasis on aesthetic, functional, social, economic, political and cultural aspects of clothing and personal adornment.

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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 154: Visual Communication: Message Campaign Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 115, 116 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Principles and application of visual design strategies for projects that address a broad public audience. Emphasis on design for social awareness/interaction/benefit. Creation of public visual-media campaign. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 152B.

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DES 155A: Pattern, Form and Surface (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 115 or consent of instructor. Experimental approaches to form making through an examination of pattern, form, and surface in historical and contemporary contexts. Explorations of alternative design processes, methods, and materials that open up new possibilities for content creation and invention in design practice.

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DES 157: Interactive Media II

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, (37 or 111) and 117 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Technical and conceptual aspects of creating web sites that address current trends, such as CSS for type and position and interactivity with ActionScript. Attention to conceptual framework, visual design and user interaction design. Research and written pre-production materials required.

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DES 165: Studio Practices in Industrial Design (4)

Studio-12 hours. Prerequisite: DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; (DES 051 or DES 150A) or consent of instructor. 3D studio methods for design, including: historic and contemporary developments in industrial design; innovation in material and fabrication technology; design based projects for everyday objects including soft goods, electronics, transportation. GE credit: | SE, VL

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DES 166: Human Centered Design (4)
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DES 179: Fashion Design: Signature Collection (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 77, (107 or 177) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Advanced exploration of fashion design with an emphasis on professional portfolio development and presentation. Emphasis on conceptualizing, designing, and fabricating a cohesive line of wearable garments suitable for presenting in a public fashion show. Not open for credit to students who have taken more than 8 units of course 191A. May be repeated one time for credit.

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DES 180B: Advanced Interior Architecture (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 134A, (134B or 180A) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Advanced problems in interior architectural design emphasizing space planning for corporate and institutional environments. Field trips required.

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DES 185: Exhibition Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (150A recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Design of cultural and commercial exhibition environments, including exhibition development and object selection, spatial planning and architectural finishes, object placement and staging, interpretive strategies, exhibition and promotional graphics.

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DES 186: Environmental Graphic Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (115 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Design of informational and directional graphics for the built environment. Application and integration of typography, imagery and symbols into the architectural landscape. Development of universal way finding and graphic navigational systems to help people find their way.

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AHI 188B: Architecture in the United States (4)

Lecture–3 hours; discussion–1 hour.  Major movements from colonial times to the present.  The role of buildings in a changing society, the interplay of styles with technologies of construction, the relationship between American and European developments, and developments of the architectural profession.  GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt|AH.

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