Industrial Design

DC1: Design Drawing

Instructor: Seth D'Ambrosia
SF / INDUS–104 /23 sessions
Prerequisite: none
June 1-July 9 (no class June 9), Mon./Tues./Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m.
June 6,13, 20, 27, Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

In Design Communication 1, students 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).

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 the Industrial Design Drawing requirement or a Studio Elective.

Seth D’Ambrosia is a San Francisco-based designer who has built a multi-faceted practice via pursuit of the arts. After completing a BFA in Sculpture, he ran a successful oil-portraiture business in Italy and Seattle before returning for an MFA in Design. D'Ambrosia is recognized as an innovation leader, with a passion for visual communication, who brings empathy and rigor to his instruction.

Modelmaking

Instructor: Jeff Brewer
SF / INDUS–112 / 15 sessions
Prerequisite: none
June 1-19 (no class June 12), Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3:30 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.

Because this is a 3-week intensive, 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 Bicycle Frame: Traditional Techniques

Instructor: Josh Muir
SF / INDUS–112 / 18 sessions
Prerequisite: none
June 1-July 8, Tues./Wed., 6-10 p.m.
June 6,13, 20, 27, Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 19, Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
$100 lab fee payable at registration

Instructor: Matthew Feeney
SF / INDUS–112 / 18 sessions
Prerequisite: none
July 5-August 13, Tues./Thurs., 6-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 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.