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Arch 222 for Undergraduate Students, CRN 11214, 4 credits, Graded
This course introduces computer concepts and techniques needed for communicating
and developing design ideas. The lectures emphasize
While the course covers technical processes, the emphasis is on how computer systems can support design thinking. Designers need to use software to organize project information in ways that allow greatest freedom in exploring inherent possibilities. Many of the examples revolve around typology: the idea of an essential type that can be expressed in many different ways because the computer can easily help generate certain kinds. Historical and contemporary design examples show the continuity of design process through technological innovations. Options for using computer techniques with traditional techniques are briefly illustrated.
Both independent and cooperative learning skills are emphasized as a way to cope with changing technology.
edited 10/9/97 by Nancy Yen-wen Cheng