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authors Vasquez de Velasco, Guillermo P. and Clayton, Mark J.
year 1998
title Integrating Introductory CAAD Courses and Upper Level Electronic Design Studios
source Computers in Design Studio Teaching [EAAE/eCAADe International Workshop Proceedings / ISBN 09523687-7-3] Leuven (Belgium) 13-14 November 1998, pp. 157-164
summary Although the use of computers has become widespread among architecture students, their use in design studios often lacks integration. To gain maximum advantage from computers, design students must acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge that allows them to choose the right tools, integrate multiple technologies, and apply knowledge to new situations. It is not possible for students to gain all of this knowledge in an ad hoc way as part of a design studio. Thus, an introductory CAAD course is a necessary prerequisite for participation in design studios that employ computer methods. The paper presents the experience of two faculty members currently working on the integration of their second year introductory CAAD courses and their fourth year Electronic Design Studios. The paper describes the pedagogical methods used in the introductory CAAD courses, and shows how they serve as the foundation for exercises in upper level electronic design studios. The paper also presents plans for the implementation of distance education methodologies in the delivery of computing and studio courses. The paper ends by providing conclusions that address how the use of computer technology permits the addition of instructional objectives that go beyond those of conventional design studios.

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