Schedule 2021 Spring

2021

This will get more filled in and adjusted as time goes on. It’s still hard to predict how fast we’ll be going.

Week Monday Wednesday Friday
1 Jan 11, no class No class We’ll meet over Zoom from 11:30 to 12:20 MST.
Link is in Canvas and Slack.
Topics: Welcome, syllabus, first assignments (copyright, survey, Slack, Upcycle Project).
Zoom recording, lecture notes
2 Jan 18 No class, MLK Day Topic: Definition of art. Also Meet Your Pod.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Due: Syllabus agreement in Canvas

Topic: More art theory

Lecture notes

Due: Survey, Slack signup

3 Jan 25 Topics: Definition and examples of aesthetics

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topics: How to post, shade and shadow intro, and upcycle resources

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Blog Post 1 due: Aesthetic Exploration

Topics: Sketching cubes. Critique 101.

Zoom recording Lecture notes

4

Due every Sunday night: Blog critiques

Feb 1 Topics: Idea Forge resources (Victoria Lanaghan) Cube errors and exercises. 20th Century Timeline.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topics: ITLL resources (Mo Woods), Pod time, Gothic Revival movement

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Blog Post 2: What is your Upcycling project aesthetic and why?

Topics: finish Gothic, light and shade

Zoom recording, lecture notes

5 Feb 8 Topics: Cube shading, Arts and Crafts movement

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topics: Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Blog Post 3: Upcycle progress report.

Topics: International Style to Organic Design

Zoom recording, lecture notes

6 Feb 15 Topics: Streamlining, Mid-Century Modern and Pop Art

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Wellness Day. No class, no assignments due. Topic: Critique. Critical Response Process.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

7 Feb 22

Upcycle Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.

Upcycle Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.

Post 4: Upcycle Design Report

Upcycle Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.
8 March 1 Radical Design to Post-Modern.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topics: Ideation – Brainstorming, linear techniques and intuitive techniques.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Post 5: Main Project plans and inspirations

Topics: UPD Contour Bias

Zoom recording, lecture notes

 

9 March 8

Topics: Supernormal Stimuli

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topics: Black and White effects, Color.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Post 6: Personal Aesthetics

Topics: Color, Magic Factor of 7, ellipses

Zoom recording, lecture notes

10 March 15

Snow day!

 

Topics: Finish Color, sketch horizontal and vertical cylinders.

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Post 7: Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives. Sketch your project in two wildly different aesthetics than the one you are planning. What if….?

Topics: Anthropomorphic effects

Zoom recording, lecture notes

11 March 22 Spring Pause

Guest lecture. Attendance expected. Prof. Mark Spede, Clemson University

Zoom recording

Guest lecture. Attendance expected.

Jason McGrath, AesDes alumnus and product designer

Preliminary notes Zoom recording

Guest lecture. Attendance expected.

Kenny Wine, AesDes alumnus and co-founder of Atla Design

Zoom recording

12 March 29

Design Preview Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.

Design Preview Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.

Post 8: Design Preview Report

Design Preview Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.
13 April 5

Aesthetics Game! Notes and student work

Post 9:Top 5 specifications, top 5 constraints

Topics: Sketching, and start Case Study: The Chair

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topics: Sketching material expression, then The Chair, Thonet to Breuer

Zoom recording, lecture notes

14 April 12

Topics: Sketching transparent materials, and The Chair from Aaltos to Eames to the ubiquitous Monobloc

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Topic: The Chair – Ray and Charles Eames

Zoom recording, lecture notes

Post  None! Work on your project.

Topic: The Chair – Monobloc. Current designers
15 April 19

Topics: Current designers

 

Topics: Design competition winners

Post 10A Optional: Main Project Final Report Part 1 if you want to do it in two parts.

Final Design Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.
16 April 26

Final Design Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.

Last regular class meeting.

Final Design Presentations to your pod. Meet in your pod facilitator’s Zoom room, posted in Slack. Attendance is required.

Post 10 A and B : Main Project Final Report (both parts)

17 Final Exam Slot

Tuesday May 4
1:30 – 4 pm
Zoom Party, or in person if permitted.
Invite family and friends

 Weds May 5
Final revisions and any late work due at noon.

 

 

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