PCC/ CCOG / ID

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ID 128

Course Number:
ID 128
Course Title:
Digital Rendering Presentation
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces the skills necessary for the use of computer software Photoshop and InDesign for architectural design processes and presentation techniques. Recommend: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite: ARCH 110. Audit Available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the end 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)

  • Concepts:
    • Design Communication
    • Integration of Design and Technology
  • Themes:
    • Correct color representation in architectural drawings.
  • Issues:
    • Simplifying a complex computer application for an introductory course.
    • Furthering design development through the specifics of color, texture and materials.