Design Communication 4 is typically taken the second year in the ID program (junior year). Students learn to manipulate 3D form in the computer and output their efforts through renders, drawings or 3D objects. The class is typically divided between two different modeling programs - Rhino and Softworks. Instructors will give weekly demonstrations of the software techniques and capabilities; SolidWorks will be taught for one half of the semester and Rhino will be taught for the other half. 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: digital modeling. Skills reinforced: prototyping, design strategy, abstract and critical thinking. Skills developed: 3D form, rendering, 2D form, visual fluency, visual stylization, media techniques (Solidworks and Rhino).