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Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas 2020

General course structure/schedule of meetings/list of discussion topics/homework and due dates

Please be aware that the course is continuously adjusting its schedule and its mode of learning towards NYUAD's responses on Covid 19. All meetings marked in yellow are directly affected. Students are asked to carefully check eventual occurring daily changes and updates on this site. For questions about the schedule please contact Felix.

Spring Semester 1

Week Theme Homework due to the day
Felix will adjust timing for homework (due to…) depending on how fast/slow we progress during the semester. Please be aware that timings might change.
Week 0 TUE, 01-28-20 Design Fundamentals
General introduction, Time and Project Management
Get the course books from the book store.
THU, 01-30-20 The Vision of Design
Project Colloquium
1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 1 (p. 9–19), p. 176–177)),
2. Develop a Gantt-Chart that reflects the design stages of your project for this semester,
3. Bring 5 digital photographs of traditional/typical/important architecture from your hometown.
Week 1 TUE, 02-04-20 Rapid Prototyping (Laser Cutting Workshop) 1. Pass Esteban's laser cutter training
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 94–119),
3. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Design and Technology: p. 239–261)
THU, 02-06-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 1, No. 2), class discussion
1. Watch 'Rams'
2. Go through this compilation of presentation rules
Week 2 TUE, 02-11-20 Mood-board presentation 1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 78),
2. Think about three cardboard architecure projects you would like to work on,
3. Create a mood-board for each idea.
4. Email a PDF with the 3 moodboards to Felix
THU, 02-13-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 3, No. 4), class discussion
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Week 3 TUE, 02-18-20 Ideation (Brainstorming, Mind-Maps) 1. Watch 'Urbanized',
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 56-57, 66-67),
3. Create a mind-map on your selected idea.
4. Create a word-cloud about your selected cardboard architecture.
5. Email mind-map and word-cloud to Felix
THU, 02-20-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 5, No. 6), class discussion
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Week 4 TUE, 02-25-20 Drawing Workshop -
THU, 02-27-20 Case-study presentations
(No. 7, No. 8), class discussion
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Week 5 TUE, 03-03-20 Cardboard Workshop with Tobias Horrock Please reserve the afternoons and evenings on Tue 3 and Wed 4 for this workshop (each day 6–9pm)
THU, 03-05-20 Presentation of Cardboard Workshop results, discussion with Tobias Horrock -
Week 6 TUE, 03-10-20 NO CLASS – COVID-19 (link) Homework remains!
1. Create three handdrawings that visualise your idea.
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 21–45)
3. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design (Utopias, Visions, Concepts, and Trends: p. 216–225)
4. Email scans of your drawings to Felix
THU, 03-12-20 NO CLASS – COVID-19 (link) -
Week 7 TUE, 03-17-20 Group Meeting via zoom 1. Build a small scale model of your cardboard architecture
2. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, Architecture and Design (p. 202–215)
3. Email pictures of your cardboard model to Felix
THU, 03-19-20 1:1 sessions via zoom only -

Spring Semester 2

Week 8 TUE, 03-31-20 Group meeting via zoom 1. Improve/change your model based on the feedback you received.
2. Email pictures of your improved model (2nd iteration) to Felix
THU, 04-02-20 1:1 sessions via zoom only -
Week 9 TUE, 04-07-20 Project Colloquium
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
1. Project Report 1/5
2. Improve/change your model based on the feedback you received.
THU, 04-09-20 Case-study presentations
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
(No. 9, No. 10), class discussion
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Week 10 TUE, 04-14-20 Project Colloquium
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
1. Project Report 2/5
2. Watch 'Objectified'
3. Improve/change your model based on the feedback you received.
THU, 04-16-20 Case-study presentations
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
(No. 11, No. 12), class discussion
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Week 11 TUE, 04-21-20 Project Colloquium
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
1. Project Report 3/5
1. Improve/change your model based on the feedback you received.
THU, 04-23-20 Case-study presentations
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
(No. 13, No. 14), class discussion
1. Watch 'Bauhaus, The Face of the Twentieth Century' (source 1, 2)
Week 12 TUE, 04-28-20 Project Colloquium
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
1. Project Report 4/5
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 6 (Testing), p. 121–137, chapter 7 (Evaluation & Selection), p. 139-155,
3. Develop a perfectly made cardboard model that features a detail from your architecture.
THU, 04-30-20 Case-study presentations
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
(No. 15), class discussion
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Week 13 TUE, 05-05-20 Project Colloquium
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
1. Project Report 5/5,
2. 1. Write your Artistic Statement,
2. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (chapter 8 (Communicating), p. 156-173)
THU, 05-07-20 Graphic Design & Typography
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
1. 'Watch Helvetica'
2. Name for your cardboard architecture
3. Logo for your cardboard architecture,
4. Reading: Design: History, Theory and Practice of Product Design, On the Communicative Function of Design (p. 148–186), Design and its Context (p. 189–201)
Week 14 TUE, 05-12-20 1:1 sessions via zoom only 1. Finish your cardboard architecture prototype.
THU, 05-14-20 Online Group presentation
⇒ Group meeting via zoom
Have all documents (drawings, photographs of models, etc.) uploaded to the online exhibition!


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