id 
2004_558 
authors 
Gatermann, Harald 
year 
2004 
title 
The Didactic Triangle  Using CAD, Photography and Descriptive Geometry as Educating Tools with Mutual Influence 
source 
Architecture in the Network Society [22nd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0954118324] Copenhagen (Denmark) 1518 September 2004, pp. 558562 
summary 
Teaching of architectural photography is still not very popular at universities. We developed a didactic concept of teaching architectural photography in response to caad and to descriptive geometry. The first edge of the triangle (descriptive geometry): By having knowledge in descriptive geometry, students will be more aware of geometrical context in caad and in photography. On the other hand the teaching and understanding of descriptive geometry is much easier, when students have already a basic knowledge of photography. The second edge of the triangle (caad, animation): This kind of teaching architectural photography is not only necessary to open the eyes for „young“ student to learn photography  it also helps to understand the basics of constructing perspectives in descriptive geometry or computer aided design up to different kinds of visualisation. The third edge of the triangle (photography): In the age of nonslrcameras students are no longer used to take sophisticated photographs. They are mostly only able to take snapsshots (even in the time of digital cameras). One of our main methods is to make them acquainted to slrcameras (analog and digital), to tripods and spirit levels as essential tools and to teach the basic geometrical context. The didactic concept is continued by teaching knowledge about colours, light, different points of view etc. Our didactical concept („Didactic Triangle“) is based on teaching all three elements (photography, caad, descr. geometry) by the same teacher in the same semester to the same students. This guarantees the mutual understanding of the three disciplines. Interactive, digital teaching elements (virtual „mockupstudio“) support the acceptance. 
keywords 
Descriptive Geometry, Photography, CAD 
series 
eCAADe 
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