|1||Jan 14 Syllabus,First assignments: Catme, blog, survey, then aesthetic, upcycle artifact||
Aesthetics Tour 1
|2||Jan 21 No class, MLK day||Aesthetics tour 2
Syllabus agreement due in class. AesDes Perception Survey due at midnight.
Blog post 1 due: Aesthetic Explorations
Aesthetics tour 3
CATME Team Building survey due
|3||Jan 28 Design process, Design Loop graphics.
| Design process sketches
Blog 2 due: Upcycle progress
Meet your team
Upcycle update to team
Sketching: perspective and cubes.
Blog 3: Upcycle Inspiration
| Universal Principles of Design (UPD): Contour Bias
Cubes in 2 point perspective.
Blog 4: Upcycle final report
|6||Feb 18 : Guest lecture: Zack Jacobsen-Weaver
|Sketching and UPD: Supernormal Stimuli
Blog 5: Skill sets and personal aspirations
|Demonstration of Rhino software by Andres Gruber|
|20th Century Design Timeline 1
Blog 6: Main project inspirations
|20th Century Design Timeline 2: Arts and Crafts Movement.|
Timeline: Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement and Art Nouveau
|Guest lecture: Adam Agee
Blog: What are your top 5 constraints? Aesthetics should be one of them.
|Timeline: Bauhaus and Beyond
and sketching? Shade and Shadow
Design Review Presentations
|Design Review Presentations: CANCELLED, snow day
Blog: Design Review Report; synthesize posts into summary document
|Design Review Presentations|
Design Review Presentations
|Timeline: Streamlining to Post Modern
Blog: What are your current project aesthetics compared to 20th Century design movements? Also, cast your project into 3 other wildly different aesthetics; illustrate with annotated sketches at least.
|Aesthetics Game Redux: Engagement with Timeline
|11||March 25 Break||Break||Break|
UPD: Color physics and perception, White, Black and Red Effects
|UPD: Anthropomorphic effects, Geometric Aesthetics including symmetry, thirds, Fibonacci, Golden Ratio
Blog: Construction timeline
|UPD: Geometric Aesthetics.|
Case Study: The Chair. Furniture timeline. The Eames Lounge chair
|Case Study: The Chair. The Eames lounge chair. The Ubiquitous Monoblock. Other current chair designs
Blog: Main Project Final Stretch Progress
|Current designers: Philippe Starck, Ross Lovegrove, Karim Rachid, Yves Behar, Martha Stewart, Horacio Pagani
Registration for Expo due?
Current designers: Steve Jobs and Jonny Ives
|Design award winners
|Project/ Team Time. Prof. H available for consultations.|
|15||April 22 Final Presentations to Pod, same pods as for design review. Post a video or link to video of your presentation attached to this week’s blog post.||Final Presentations to Pod
Blog: Final Project Report Part 1: What and How. Overall description and photos, then details of what you have made: CAD drawings, fabrication description, costs vs budget, etc.
|No class, go to the ME Sr projects expo
ITLL Expo Saturday April 29
|16||April 29 Final Presentations to Pod, same pods as for design review. Post a video or link to video of your presentation attached to this week’s blog post.||Final Presentations to Pod. Last day of class.
Blog: Final Project Report Part 2: Why and What next? Reflection on the semester. Compare your original project intent to what you ended up with. How did the public react? What did you learn from your project, and from the class? What will you do next with the project? What do you wish you had done differently?
Also, assemble all your posts for the semester into a page.
Final show/party in the DLC Lobby, 2-4 pm during our scheduled final exam time. Bring your finished project to show off. Invite friends and family. Snacks provided.
Critiques of final reports due at midnight.
| Weds May 8
Final revisions due. You are welcome to update any posts from the semester, and submit any missed critiques/comments.