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Spring 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 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 040B: Ideologies of Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority to Design majors. Introduction to the history and theory of design in particular relation to political, philosophical, cultural, economic, and environmental debates and objectives. 

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DES 070: Introduction to Textile Design Structures (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Introduction to diverse methods for creating textile structures. Exploration of the creative potential of hand-constructed textiles, manipulation of fabric to create dimensional surfaces, and the basics of building and joining fabric structures. Only two units of credit to students who have completed courses 23 or 24. Not open for credit for students who have completed both 23 and 24.

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DES 107: Advanced Structural Design for Fashion (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 77 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Advanced study and practice of designing clothing for the human body through pattern development and structural joining. Emphasis on draping techniques and advanced conceptualization for fashion design. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 77B.

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DES 111: Coding for Designers (4)
Formerly DES 037

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; DES 015; DES 016; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Design majors. Programming concepts/skills for design. Algorithm based design and development flowcharts. Pseudo-code entry level programming. Principles of coding logic syntax structure. Analysis of history. Development iteration presentation of design projects. Not open for credit to students who completed DES 037.

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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 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 126: Design Ethnography (4)

Lecture/Lab 6.0 hours – Prerequisites: DES 001 or Consent of Instructor. Practical introduction to design ethnography through project-based work. Tools and methods, observation, interviews, field notes, and synthesis of qualitative data. Exploration of participatory design. Examination of the ethical questions.

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DES 127B: Studio Practice in Sustainable Design (4)

Lecture/Discussion—2 hours; Studio—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 127A; DES 001; or Consent of Instructor. Priority to Design majors. Analysis and practice of sustainable design within studio context. Design project that incorporate the reuse of post consumer waste; standard materials vs. sustainable materials; Cradle to Cradle philosophy and practice. Field trips required.

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DES 128A: Biodesign Theory and Practice: Biodesign Challenge Part I (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Foundational principles of biodesign, with examples in textiles, fashion, graphics, lighting, products, and architecture. Team-based experience in biodesign intervention; first steps in a mini-entrepreneurial start-up experience. GE credit: AH.

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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)

Lecture/Discussion—2 hours; Studio—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 016; 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 137B: Daylighting Design Studio (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Introduction to daylighting through observation of its effects on interior designs using scale models of interior designs of choice and photographing them outdoors and in CLTC’s Heliodon to understand year-round performance.

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DES 138: Materials and Methods in Interior Design (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project—1 hour. Prerequisite: DES 1 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Introduction to the finish materials used for interior design with special emphasis on sustainable and recycled products. Performance factors, relative costs and energy impacts, installation conditions and construction details, and design potential for a full range of interior materials. Offered in alternate years.

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DES 149: Information Design: Principles and Practice (4)

Discussion—1 hour; Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to students with upper division standing. Design principles and visual strategies for effective information display; analysis of contemporary and historical examples of visual representations and visual narratives in science, humanities, and the arts; emergence of digital methods for interactive data presentation.

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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 159: Design for Understanding (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 or 21, 15, 16, 115, 116 (117 recommended) or consent of instructor. Pass One open to Design majors. Principles of effective information display including aspects of language, structure, legibility, sequencing, and context. Analysis of historical examples of typographic, diagrammatic, and cartographic excellence. User-centered research. Development and presentation of iterative design prototypes. Design that informs, connects, and inspires.

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DES 161: Textile Surface Design: Screen and Digital Printing (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 016 Pass One restricted to Design majors. Design of textiles and screen printing on fabrics; soft product development; integration of hand-produced and digitally generated imagery on cloth.

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DES 165: Studio Practices in Industrial Design (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 050; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Design majors. 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.

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DES 167: Prototyping: From Objects to Systems (4)

Studio—6 hours; Prerequisite: DES001, DES 014, and DES 050 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors.

Studio—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Design majors. Exploration of rapid prototyping techniques for objects, interactive experiences, services and organizations. Understanding of additive manufacturing, foam models, digital interfaces and business models. GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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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 (14 Recommended) 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 178: Design and 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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DES 191B: Workshops in Design – Interactive Objects (4 units)
Katia Vega

Seminar—1 hour; Studio—3 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 014; DES 015; and Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in Design: Environment. Letter grading by contract. Field trips included. Credit limited to 12 units in one section or a combination of sections.

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DES 191B: Workshops in Design – Data & Large Scale Installation (4)
Young

Seminar—1 hour; studio or field experience—3 hours per unit (units determined by instructor and student); field trip. Prerequisite: course 14, 15; upper division standing and consent of instructor. Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in Design: Environment. Letter grading by contract. Field trips included. Credit limited to 12 units in one section or a combination of sections.

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AHI 168: Great Cities (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Transformation in architecture and urban form in Paris, London, and Vienna in the context of varying social, political, and economic systems as well as very different cultural traditions, concentrating on the years 1830-1914. Offered in alternate years. 

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

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DES 187: Narrative Environments (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 and 185 or 186 or consent of instructor. Design of storytelling environments and multi-sensory experiences for cultural, commercial, entertainment and public spaces. Interpretive planning and design for specific exhibit audiences. Manipulation of objects and the communication of complex ideas in the exhibition environment.

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