Industrial Design

Summer Session 2016

Continuing CCA student registration for on-campus summer courses March 4-27 through WebAdvisor; registration for nondegree students begins on March 28.

Design Communication 3: CAD/Solidworks

Instructor: Jeff Brewer, David Curiel
San Francisco / INDUS–208 / 23 sessions
Prerequisite: Design Communication 1 (INDUS-104)
May 23-June 30 (no class 5/30), Mon.-Thurs., 2-6 p.m.

In DC3 students learn to digitally build and manipulate 3D form and output their efforts through renders, drawings, or 3D objects. DC3 is typically taken the first year in the ID program. The class is divided between two different modeling programs -- Rhino and Solidworks (parametric 3D modeling). Students learn how to output their work from each software to Keyshot (3D rendering), 3D rapid prototypes, and 2D output (specification packages; color, material, and finish presentations).

Instructors provide  demonstrations of the software techniques and capabilities. Feedback on each student's design process and abilities are provided through individual desk crits with the instructor as well as group presentations and critiques. This class has extensive homework assignments due each class period. Skills introduced: 3D CAD modeling, rendering and 3D print output. Skills reinforced: drafting, rendering, 2D digital fluency, visual stylization, and composition. Software: Solidworks, Rhino, Keyshot. (3 credits)

This course satisfies 3 units of the Design Communication Suite for Industrial Design majors or a Studio Elective.

The Bicycle Frame: Traditional Techniques

Instructor: Matthew Feeney
Oakland / INDUS–232 / 17 sessions
Prerequisite: none
May 23-June 28 (no class 5/30), Mon./Tues., 6-10 p.m. & Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
$100 lab fee payable at registration

Instructor: Alexander Bremer
Oakland / INDUS–232 / 12 sessions
Prerequisite: none
July 6-August 12, Wed./Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$100 lab fee payable at registration

In this studio students explore the design of the bicycle and use oxy-acetylene brazing techniques to create bicycle frames of their own design. Traditional frame geometry is explained, and participants create their own personalized designs.

Students learn brass fillet and silver brazing -- traditional methods of bicycle frame construction -- as well as hand tool and machine tool techniques to cut and prepare the bicycle frame tubes for joining.

Frame-building tools and techniques such as jigs, fixtures, measurement, alignment, and finishing are also covered. Dedicated students have the opportunity to construct a complete bicycle frame, without a fork, within the time frame of the class. (3 credits)

Students will need to purchase their own frame building materials, approximately $150.

This course satisfies an Industrial Design Investigative Studio or a Studio Elective.

Design Communication 1: Design Drawing

Instructor: Max Sims
San Francisco / INDUS–104 / 23 sessions
Prerequisite: none
July 5-August 10, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Final Thursday, August 11, 9-11 a.m.

In DC1, students begin to understand and delineate 3-D forms in 2-D space. DC1 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).

Weekly demonstrations of materials, techniques and visualization are followed by assignments designed to develop these skills. Feedback on each student's design process and abilities is 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. (3 credits)

This course satisfies 3 units of the Design Communication Suite for Industrial Design majors or a Studio Elective.

Modelmaking

Instructor: Jeff Brewer
San Francisco / INDUS–112 / 23 sessions
Prerequisite: none
July 5-August 11, Mon.-Thurs., 2-6 p.m.

Model Making is the introduction to the materials, tools and techniques used in the production of both study and presentation models for Industrial Design. It is typically taken the first year in the ID program (sophomore year, or earlier if a student has declared ID as their major). In this studio class, students work with foam, plaster, wood, plastics, and a variety of other materials in a series of small skills-oriented projects. They learn to use shop tools including the vacuum-former, Bridgeport Mill, lathe, router table, and table saw and develop hands-on skills in form making, casting and molding, tectonic exploration and finishing techniques. Skills Introduced: model making, shop skills, 3D form, sketching, visual fluency.

Due to the condensed nature of the class, students should plan to be available for extended lab hours outside of scheduled class time. (3 credits)

This course satisfies the Industrial Design Modelmaking requirement or a Studio Elective.

The following summer study-abroad courses also satisfy an Industrial Design requirement:
European Design Capitals: London, Milan, Amsterdam (Media History)
Scandinavian Design (Investigative Studio)