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felix_hardmood_beck [Course Description]
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felix_hardmood_beck [Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas | Spring 2019]
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 Find the [[:​uvf_weekly_schedule_2019|weekly schedule for Spring Semester 2019]] here.\\ Find the [[:​uvf_weekly_schedule_2019|weekly schedule for Spring Semester 2019]] here.\\
 Here is the 2019 list of [[:​2019_uvf_case_studies|topics for case-study presentations]].\\ Here is the 2019 list of [[:​2019_uvf_case_studies|topics for case-study presentations]].\\
-Check out some documentation pictures ​from the course in [[:​utilitas_venustas_firmitas_spring2018#​pictures_from_spring_semester_2018|2018]],​ [[:​utilitas_venustas_firmitas#​pictures_from_spring_semester_2017|2017]] or [[:​design_fundamentals#​pictures|2016]].+Check out some documentation pictures ​of the course ​and student projects taught ​in [[:​uvf2019documentation|2019]], ​[[:​utilitas_venustas_firmitas_spring2018#​pictures_from_spring_semester_2018|2018]],​ [[:​utilitas_venustas_firmitas#​pictures_from_spring_semester_2017|2017]] or [[:​design_fundamentals#​pictures|2016]].
  
-**UVF Class 2019** 
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 This Core Competency course borrowed its title from the roman artist, architect, and engineer [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Vitruvius|Vitruvius]] who comprised a first handbook of planning and design over 2000 years ago. He described that a structure must exhibit the three qualities of //firmitas, utilitas, venustas// – that is, it must be solid, useful, beautiful. These are often termed the //Vitruvian Triad//. Vitruvius also described that beside an interest in art and science a creative student should be also versed in rhetoric and have a good knowledge of history and philosophy. We will follow his rule. Students will leave the course with a completed project to be displayed in an exhibition and a personal philosophy of about Art, Design and Technology. This Core Competency course borrowed its title from the roman artist, architect, and engineer [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Vitruvius|Vitruvius]] who comprised a first handbook of planning and design over 2000 years ago. He described that a structure must exhibit the three qualities of //firmitas, utilitas, venustas// – that is, it must be solid, useful, beautiful. These are often termed the //Vitruvian Triad//. Vitruvius also described that beside an interest in art and science a creative student should be also versed in rhetoric and have a good knowledge of history and philosophy. We will follow his rule. Students will leave the course with a completed project to be displayed in an exhibition and a personal philosophy of about Art, Design and Technology.
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 ===== Place in the NYUAD Curriculum ===== ===== Place in the NYUAD Curriculum =====
  
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 This course is a mix of theory and practice. Students will be involved in reading, discussion and writing, as well as the completion of a practical project. There are two modes of delivery: 
1st. Seminar and 2nd. Project: This course is a mix of theory and practice. Students will be involved in reading, discussion and writing, as well as the completion of a practical project. There are two modes of delivery: 
1st. Seminar and 2nd. Project:
  
-This course adopts a __SEMINAR__ ​ format that requires students to participate actively in class discussions. Considerable class time will be spent on presentations and discussions of related art and design projects, and lectures/​case-studies on different technological aspects. Hence, students are expected to read and research about a substantial number of projects, participate in classroom and online discussions,​ and develop a concept for a project. Each student will give one case-study presentation,​ will write one essay, with a draft and re-write, and give a presentation of the project prototype during an exhibition at the end of the semester. Each student is required to do a final __PROJECT__ ​ of a topic of their choosing that goes deeper into issues beyond what was discussed in class. The aim of the project is to develop the concept of a //​furniture// ​ (a stool) that displays the technical and conceptual intellectuality of the student. While the focus in Spring Semester 1 lays on concept development,​ the focus in Spring Semester 2 lays on the design and development of the working prototype. Weekly presentations and ethical discussions of cases provide the groundwork for students to prepare written case analyses and accompanying oral presentations.+This course adopts a __SEMINAR__ ​ format that requires students to participate actively in class discussions. Considerable class time will be spent on presentations and discussions of related art and design projects, and lectures/​case-studies on different technological aspects. Hence, students are expected to read and research about a substantial number of projects, participate in classroom and online discussions,​ and develop a concept for a project. Each student will give one case-study presentation,​ will write an //Artistic Statement//, with a draft and re-write, and give a presentation of the project prototype during an exhibition at the end of the semester. Each student is required to do a final __PROJECT__ ​ of a topic of their choosing that goes deeper into issues beyond what was discussed in class. The aim of the project is to develop the concept of a //​furniture// ​ (a stool) that displays the technical and conceptual intellectuality of the student. While the focus in Spring Semester 1 lays on concept development,​ the focus in Spring Semester 2 lays on the design and development of the working prototype. Weekly presentations and ethical discussions of cases provide the groundwork for students to prepare written case analyses and accompanying oral presentations.
  
 The course makes use of an online site – NYU Classes – that will serve as a repository for required readings, assignments,​ and additional course materials. Class discussions will be supplemented by multimedia material such as Keynote/​Powerpoint slides and video clips. The course makes use of an online site – NYU Classes – that will serve as a repository for required readings, assignments,​ and additional course materials. Class discussions will be supplemented by multimedia material such as Keynote/​Powerpoint slides and video clips.
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 Marking Scheme: Marking Scheme:
  
-|**I.** ​  |**Essay "​Artistic Statement"​ (Project Idea/​Concept Development)** ​  ​|**20%** | +|**I.** ​  ​|**"​Artistic Statement"​ (Project Idea/​Concept Development)** ​  ​|**20%** | 
-        ​|This essay is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea. Length: ±500 words – a //Power Paragraph//​! Students will choose their own topic for the essay. The topic will reflect the student’s project theme, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The essay should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea.  |   | +  ​|This text is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea. [[http://​www.hardmood.info/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=uvf_artistic_statement_writing_guide_scan.pdf|Find sample here]]. Length: ±500 words – a //Power Paragraph//​! Students will choose their own topic for their text. The topic will reflect the student’s project theme, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The document ​should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea.  |   | 
-|**II.** ​ |**In-Class presentation (case-study presentation)** ​  ​|**10%** | +|**II.** ​  ​|**In-Class presentation (case-study presentation)** ​  ​|**10%** | 
-        ​|Students will each give two 15 minute oral presentations during class time: the first subject relates to the dedicated days theme (assignments will be made at the beginning of the term), a second one on a subject related to the students project ​essays.  |   |+  ​|Students will each give two 15 minute oral presentations during class time: the first subject relates to the dedicated days theme (assignments will be made at the beginning of the term), a second one on a subject related to the students project. ​ |   |
 |**III.** |**Class participation** ​  ​|**10%** | |**III.** |**Class participation** ​  ​|**10%** |
-        ​|Students are expected to come to each class fully prepared, having read through or watched the texts or films assigned for the day’s class – and thought about them carefully. Participation will be assessed on the basis of both the regularity and the quality of contributions. Students will be asked to initiate class discussions without prior warning and may be asked to perform this function more than once.  |   | +  ​|Students are expected to come to each class fully prepared, having read through or watched the texts or films assigned for the day’s class – and thought about them carefully. Participation will be assessed on the basis of both the regularity and the quality of contributions. Students will be asked to initiate class discussions without prior warning and may be asked to perform this function more than once.  |   | 
-|**IV.** ​ |**Project Report** ​  ​|**20%** | +|**IV.** ​  ​|**Project Report** ​  ​|**20%** | 
-        ​|Students are required to submit, electronically,​ before the midnight preceding each class for which it is assigned, a 300-word project report in which they describe their [[:​project_phases|actual project phase]]: research, choice of technology, materials, etc. There are six project reports overall in the weeks 7–12. Reports will be assessed on the following basis:+ / ✓/ -  |   |+  ​|Students are required to submit, electronically,​ before the midnight preceding each class for which it is assigned, a 300-word project report in which they describe their [[:​project_phases|actual project phase]]: research, choice of technology, materials, etc. There are six project reports overall in the weeks 7–12. Reports will be assessed on the following basis:+ / ✓/ -  |   |
 |**V.** ​  ​|**Realisation of Final Furniture Prototype** ​  ​|**30%** | |**V.** ​  ​|**Realisation of Final Furniture Prototype** ​  ​|**30%** |
-        ​|Students are required to realise a prototype of a furniture that is designed to follow a certain functionality. Find example projects displayed in the Engineering Design Studio (A5, 015).  |   | +  ​|Students are required to realise a prototype of a furniture that is designed to follow a certain functionality. Find example projects displayed in the Engineering Design Studio (A5, 015).  |   | 
-|**VI.** ​ |**Presentation,​ Documentation and Exhibition** ​  ​|**10%** | +|**VI.** ​  ​|**Presentation,​ Documentation and Exhibition** ​  ​|**10%** | 
-        ​|Every student will have to present the final prototype at the semester end in class (semester end presentation) and display it in an exhibition. ​ |   | +  ​|Every student will have to present the final prototype at the semester end in class (semester end presentation) and display it in an exhibition. ​The [[https://​docs.google.com/​presentation/​d/​1_dEUFuMR_mRduJySPAPbE1g-U9IuO3sQFc8rkget6u8/​edit?​usp=sharing|following poster template]] has to be used.|   | 
-        ​|  **Total** |**100%** |+  ​|  **Total** |**100%** |
  
 +Students will choose their own topic for the final test. This topic will reflect the student’s project theme and the developed machine, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The text should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words.
  
-Students will choose their own topic for the final essay. This topic will reflect the student’s project theme and the developed machine, with topic proposals submitted in advance for critique and approval by the instructor in a one-on-one session. The essay should contain additional drawings and/or information graphics to explain and underline the projects idea. Length: 1200 to 1500 words. 
 ===== Case-Study Presentations ===== ===== Case-Study Presentations =====
  
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 **Attachment A:**  max. 15 slides (keynote, powerpoint or google presentation tools) to be presented in class. The student must use the [[:​presentation_template|predefined presentation template]] (to be added! — //​[[felix.beck@nyu.edu|Felix Beck]] 2016/11/21 06:25//). The file name should follow the same naming standard: casestudy1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.key/​.ppt **Attachment A:**  max. 15 slides (keynote, powerpoint or google presentation tools) to be presented in class. The student must use the [[:​presentation_template|predefined presentation template]] (to be added! — //​[[felix.beck@nyu.edu|Felix Beck]] 2016/11/21 06:25//). The file name should follow the same naming standard: casestudy1(2)_YourFirstName_YourLastName.key/​.ppt
  
-==== Essay ====+==== Artistic Statement ​====
  
-Your essay must include an introduction,​ a body, and a conclusion (//artistic statement//). It should use the format defined by the Modern Language Association: ​[[http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/format.htm|http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/format.htm]].+Your Artistic Statement should feature your project idea and should describe the concept behind your //Bricolage project//  ​(approximately ±500 words). [[http://www.hardmood.info/lib/exe/fetch.php?​media=uvf_artistic_statement_writing_guide_scan.pdf|Find a sample here]]Describe the concept behind your designWhat is its purpose for mankind? What is the idea behind it? Give your view based on the many discussion in this course and on the reading. Close your text with an //artistic statement//. Deadline: End of week 11 (exact date t.b.a.). The text document must be submitted through NYU Classes course page.
  
-Your essay should feature your project idea and should describe the concept behind your //Bricolage project// ​ (approximately ±500 words). Describe the concept behind your design. What is its purpose for mankind? What is the idea behind it? Give your view based on the many discussion in this course and on the reading. Close your text with an //artistic statement//​. Deadline: End of week 11 (exact date t.b.a.). The essay must be submitted through NYU Classes course page. 
 ==== The Vitruvian Virtues ==== ==== The Vitruvian Virtues ====
  
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 The //Vitruvian Virtues// ​ or the //Vitruvian Triad//. The origins of functionally optimised product design can be traced all the way back to classical antiquity. The writings of the Roman artist, architect, and engineer Vitruvius are among the oldest surviving architectural documents. His comprehensive “//De architectura libri decem//"​ (Ten Books on Architecture) comprised the first handbook of planning and design. In his texts he describes that an architect has to be interested in art and science, as well as being versed in rhetoric and having a good knowledge of history and philosophy. In chapter three of his first book he names a guiding principle: A structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitas, utilitas, venustas – that is, it must be solid, useful, beautiful. The //Vitruvian Virtues// ​ or the //Vitruvian Triad//. The origins of functionally optimised product design can be traced all the way back to classical antiquity. The writings of the Roman artist, architect, and engineer Vitruvius are among the oldest surviving architectural documents. His comprehensive “//De architectura libri decem//"​ (Ten Books on Architecture) comprised the first handbook of planning and design. In his texts he describes that an architect has to be interested in art and science, as well as being versed in rhetoric and having a good knowledge of history and philosophy. In chapter three of his first book he names a guiding principle: A structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitas, utilitas, venustas – that is, it must be solid, useful, beautiful.
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