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id ecaade03_519_209_gruber
authors Gruber, A., Hirschberg, U. and Dank, R.
year 2003
title Calculated Bananas: Defining a new introductory course in visual design for first year architecture students
source Digital Design [21th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-1-6] Graz (Austria) 17-20 September 2003, pp. 519-522
summary A novel introductory course in visual design is presented that combines the teaching of various subjects and skills around the development of digital fruit. A mandatory subject for first year architecture students at Graz University of Technology, the course is jointly offered by two institutes and combines the teaching of hand sketching, descriptive geometry, computer aided design, generative algorithms, image processing, desktop and online publishing and networked collaboration. The ambitious pedagogy uses information technology to provide links and synergies between the different subjects. The digital fruit are developed in a collaborative environment that fosters the evolution of new kinds of forms and structures through exchanging and crossbreeding of CAAD data. The paper reports on the experiences gained during the first installment the course in which 130 students were enrolled.
keywords Creative collaboration: evolutionary processes; digital fruit; complex geometry; methods of representation.
series eCAADe
email hirschberg@tugraz.at
more http://ikg.tugraz.at/
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