DC1: Design Drawing

In Design Communication 1 students will begin to understand and delineate 3-D forms in 2-D space. Design Communication 1 is typically taken the first year in the ID program (sophomore year, or earlier if a student has declared ID as their major). It begins with sketching foundations and perspective construction (line weight, composition, basic layout, lighting) and and continues with freehand shading, color rendering techniques, and introduction to digital sketching and rendering (Photoshop, tablet basics). Instructors will give weekly demonstrations of materials, techniques and visualization followed by assignments designed to develop these skills. Feedback on each student's design process and abilities will be provided through individual desk crits with the instructor as well as group presentations and critiques. Skills introduced: sketching, perspective drawing, shading, color rendering, 2D form, digital rendering, visual fluency, media techniques, visual presentation, oral presentation, individual and group critique. Software: Photoshop, tablet.