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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 ​with student projects from the course taught in [[:utilitas_venustas_firmitas_spring2019#​pictures_from_spring_semester_2019|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]].+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]].
  
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 Design seems to be omnipresent. But what is design and what makes it good or bad?

 Design seems to be omnipresent. But what is design and what makes it good or bad?


  
-The course »Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas <​sup>​stool design</​font>​ – a //stool// that can do something very special, and that represents more than just its pure functionality. The [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Asterisk|asterisk]] in the semester theme title **The * Stool** represents one of the multiple solutions that students will develop during the semester. The project will be complemented by lectures and case-studies,​ reading assignments (completed prior to class), class discussions and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. There will be several non-obligatory topic related excursions (weekend trip, evening events, etc.).+The course »Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas <sup>​[[#​the_vitruvian_virtues|1]]</​sup>​ « (latin for //usage//, //beauty//, and //​stability//​) explores how design influences our life, and investigates the fundamentals of “good design“ – how to be innovative, while keeping the design useful, aesthetic, understandable,​ unobtrusive,​ honest, long-lasting,​ detailed and environmentally friendly, and at the same time focusing on essential aspects. Students take a global look at the status quo of the use of design in media, objects and architecture,​ and observe its influence to art and technology from past to present, dealing with questions concerning ethics and values. Design tools and processes will be highlighted. Based on the fusion of readings, study, discussion and experiences,​ over the course of the semester students will develop an understanding of how mutually reinforcing and beneficiary a mix of Art, Design and Technology can be. Lecture and discussion will be the breeding ground for concept development of the design of a //​[[:​bricolage_project|Bricolage]]//​ : Every student will realise a <font inherit/​inherit;;​inherit;;#​FFFF00>stool design</​font>​ – a //stool// that can do something very special, and that represents more than just its pure functionality. The [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Asterisk|asterisk]] in the semester theme title **The * Stool** represents one of the multiple solutions that students will develop during the semester. The project will be complemented by lectures and case-studies,​ reading assignments (completed prior to class), class discussions and one-on-one meetings with the instructor. There will be several non-obligatory topic related excursions (weekend trip, evening events, etc.).
  
 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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 |   ​|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. The [[https://​docs.google.com/​presentation/​d/​1_dEUFuMR_mRduJySPAPbE1g-U9IuO3sQFc8rkget6u8/​edit?​usp=sharing|following poster template]] has to be used. |   |+|   ​|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 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.
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 ===== Case-Study Presentations ===== ===== Case-Study Presentations =====
  
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 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 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 text document must be submitted through NYU Classes course page. 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 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 text document must be submitted through NYU Classes course page.
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 ==== 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.
  
-===== Pictures from Spring Semester 2019 ===== 
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-====== Student Projects ====== 
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-===== Adham – Project Title ===== 
-===== Anita – Project Title ===== 
-===== Cassie – Project Title ===== 
-===== Elza – Project Title ===== 
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-===== Mikolaj – Project Title ===== 
-===== Sadeq – Project Title ===== 
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-===== Tarmo – Project Title ===== 
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-===== Usman – Project Title ===== 
-===== Van Anh – Project Title ===== 
-===== Will – Project Title ===== 
-===== Zuzi – Project Title ===== 
  
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