After passing the course, the student can:
- use sketches as a tool in the early design stages (ideation and creative thinking)
- Apply perspective and construction in sketches
- Apply the basic techniques of toning and shading in sketches
- use sketching as a means of communication within the design process
- develop ideas and sketches with appropriate speed in a dynamic matter
This is a part of Module 1 of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the compete description of this module.
During the first design sketching course the student will learn all the necessary basics needed in order tot be able to make yourself understandable with the aid of sketches. The basics of perspective sketching, speedsketching and explanatory sketching will be part of the course. By learning a specific way of sketching you will be able to sketch any product in any complexity of shapew and function without the necessity of having talent.
The focus will be lying on learning how to use sketching as a communication tool and as a way of organising and fixing thoughts.
The course will start with learning how to sketch basic shapes in perspective. The next step is to start building products out of these basic shapes as building blocks using construction methods. Later on in the course you will learn other techniques like the section view technique in order tot get more freedom in creating and shaping products in any possible shape.
The excersises will partly be based on making sketches from exisiting products but the main focus will be lying on developing your own design using the basic design proces techniques. Other subject that will be part of this course are toning, shading, backgrounds, lay-outs, 3D modelling, creativity techniques.
This course builds a proper basis for the following courses 'Design Sketching 2', Design & Styling' and 'Design Sketching 3' and all the other designing activities within the Industrial Design curriculum.
external students who are interested in this elective: please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org