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- ID 128
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- Digital Rendering and Presentation
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Course DescriptionIntroduces the skills necessary for the use of computer software Photoshop and InDesign for architectural design processes and presentation techniques. Prerequisites: ARCH 127 or ARCH 237. Recommended: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit Available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- Design and produce a multi-layered document using Adobe Photoshop.
- Use Adobe InDesign at an introductory level to produce final design layouts.
Course Activities and Design
- In class exercises to develop familiarity with the program.
- Exercise on typology and text communication.
- Assignments on layers and understanding how to add color and texture information to architectural design documents.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Students are evaluated on successful material communication in their final documents.
- Students are evaluated on successful communication of color and concept in their final documents.
- Students are evaluated on the correct format of their final documents using the layers and layout necessary for professional Photoshop and InDesign documents.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Design Communication
- Integration of Design and Technology
- Correct color representation in architectural drawings.
- Simplifying a complex computer application for an introductory course.
- Furthering design development through the specifics of color, texture and materials.