This course is taught at ITT-Technical Institute.
Hours: 56 (34 Theory Hours, 22 Lab Hours)
This course introduces the concepts of rapid communication of design topics utilizing techniques of freehand drawing and their application to technical sketching and design visualization. Hands-on projects include drawing of two- and three-dimensional shapes and objects, spatial thinking and eye-hand coordination in relation to the practice of drafting and design.
- Describe the relevance of sketching to the design professions.
- Demonstrate the ability to use tools and materials to create freehand sketches.
- Apply freehand skills to translate thoughts and concepts into graphical representations.
- Apply visualization to real-life situations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of structure of objects and spaces.
- Demonstrate an understanding of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects and their twodimensional representations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of three-dimensional spaces and their two-dimensional representations.
- Apply three-dimensional principles in the graphical representations of objects and spaces.
- Apply figure-drawing techniques within the context of drafting and design work settings.
Kirkpatrick, J. M., & Koenig, P. A. (2011). Rapid Visualization and Drawing Techniques (Custom 1st ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Custom
- Unit 1 - Tools of the trade
- Unit 2 - Design Principles
- Unit 3 - Orthographic Views
- Unit 4 - Section Views
- Unit 5 - 1,2 & 3 point perspectives
- Unit 6 - People and Characters
- Unit 7 - Pictorial Views
- Unit 8 - Floor plans and level design
- Unit 9 - Elevations and Dimensions
- Unit 10 - Putting it all together
- Unit 11 - Portfolio
- Category Weight
- Assignments 20%
- Problem Sets 10%
- Labs (DDT or GCD) 25%
- Project (DDT or GCD) 35%
- Practicum (Portfolio) 10% TOTAL 100%