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CAD 151 - Computer-Aided Drafting for Construction

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to principles of design. Uses software, such as SketchUp, to explore design at various scales. Includes an overview of modern design, culture creation, human perception, design investigation strategies, and elements and principles of design. Also includes a comprehensive review of 3D modeling methods and presentation techniques.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the significance of design 
  2. Identify elements of design
  3. Integrate principles of design
  4. Create and explore designs utilizing 3D digital models
  5. Recognize the built environment as a physical sensory experience
  6. Discuss and evaluate design alternatives
  7. Communicate design intent

Outline:
  1. Introduction to Design
    1. History of modern design
    2. Culture creation
    3. Designers’ role today
  2. Elements of Design
    1. Color
    2. Line
    3. Texture
    4. Pattern
    5. Shape
    6. Space
    7. Time
  3. Principles of Design
    1. Unity, Harmony and Variety
    2. Proportion and Scale
    3. Balance
    4. Rhythm
    5. Emphasis and Focus
    6. Usability
    7. Gestalt Perception
  4. 3D Modeling
    1. Drawing commands
    2. Extrude form
    3. Modification commands
    4. Components and groups
    5. Layers
    6. Scenes
    7. Materials
    8. Styles
    9. Shadows
  5. Experiencing the Built Environment
    1. Space, motion, and time
    2. Human body as frame of reference
  6. Design Investigation
    1. Brainstorming
    2. Planning
    3. Methods
    4. Evaluation
  7. Design Communication
    1. 2D graphic presentation
    2. Oral presentation skills
    3. Introduction to 3D printing