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    • (de)Coding the Studio Method to Teach the Design of Human-Computer Interaction 

      Brandt, Carol; Cennano, Kathy; Douglas, Sarah; McGrath, Margarita; Reimer, Yolanda; Vernon, Mitzi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      This paper reports on the beginning of a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to apply the studio method to teach computer science students principles of user interface design. The grant spans ...
    • blog.folios : Social Networking to Academic and Professional Engagement 

      Buchanan, Suzanne; Lambeth, C. Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Today's eighteen-year-old college freshman belong to a generation known variously as Generation Y, the Millennial Generation, the Computer Generation and the Internet Generation. Not only is this group the first to have ...
    • Pulling It Together: A Pre-Comprehensive First-Year Project 

      Heintz, Eirik; Dougan, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      In an effort to overcome a deficit in basic drawing, making and critical thinking skills that typify many students educational experience in the Middle East prior to entering design school, a four week project for first-year ...
    • Digital RE Thinking: Digital Literacy in Beginning Design 

      Hemsath, Timothy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      A challenge to CAAD pedagogy is how to use digital tools and the digital environment to explore design thinking and process that makes inspiring beautiful architecture to educate a new breed of "Digital Master Builders"? ...
    • From Urban Experiences to Architectural Narratives 

      Trova, Vaso (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Cities are a densely coded context for narratives of discovery and the recovery of experience. They have a capacity to act as condensers of information and to integrate assimilations of behaviours, people, styles, typologies, ...
    • [Ab] Sense - Revisiting the One That Can Not Get Away From Oneself 

      Charest, Robert Michel; Tucci, Jacob (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Meaning in design work can potentially be implied, attached or altogether disregarded. A condition which may indicate that meaning, even in the loosest of semiotic arguments, amounts to mere arbitrariness. In order to ...
    • In the Spirit of Texas Rangers 

      Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      "But we see their greatness... We must look to it for continuity; to transmit to the future generations." Bernhard Hoesli In short years between 1951 and 1956 at the University of Texas at Austin, a young group of ...
    • Charrette : A High Performance Vehicle for Learning in the Design Studio 

      Charest, Robert Michel; Lucas, Patrick Lee (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      When announced at the beginning of a studio session, a charrette often elicits groans from students and some pondering about the tasks that may lie ahead in the short period of intense work articulated in the parameters ...
    • Sound-Object-Space: A Case Study on Utilizing Musical Composition for an Interdisciplinary Basic Design Education 

      Pasin, Burkay (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      The basic design education, which is implemented as a freshmen year studio training at schools of art, design and architecture, has a particular importance in developing students' mindsets. In spite of its practical and ...
    • The Designer Client Relationship: Learning to Identify, Assess, and Articulate Client Needs 

      Thakur, Anubhuti (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Scholars in architecture and interior design have identified a need to develop communication and interpersonal skills in design programs so students will be better equipped to communicate with clients. How effective is the ...
    • Beginning Scribes: Architecture Through Genre Writing 

      Wong, Peter L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      The Second Year undergraduate writing seminar at UNC Charlotte has enjoyed a 20-year history in the College of Architecture. Originally administered as a pair of courses in support of the sophomore design curricula, the ...
    • Design Exercise in "Minimal Existence" 

      Prahl, Sigrun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      At the beginning of design studies students should think about the minimum we need to live or exist. With this in mind I designed a one-week-assignment called "Minimal Existence." This assignment crossed borders between ...
    • From Endings Come Beginnings: Facilitating the Transition from Ending Student to Beginning Practitioner 

      Fox, Andrew A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      The receipt of a degree is momentous; it is at once the end of an academic career and the beginning of practice life. Terminal coursework thus becomes a critical component in successfully preparing students for the ...
    • Design Gateway: Pedagogical Discussion of a Second-Year Industrial Design Studio 

      Schaar, Raja; Shankwiler, Kevin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Most industrial design programs focus the beginning design curriculum on the learning of core design principles. These core principles are seen as not specific to any one discipline (architecture, industrial design, ...
    • archiTECTONICS: Pre- and Trans-Disciplinary Reference in Beginning Design 

      Montoto, Roman (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Pedagogical approaches to beginning design in architecture often assume trans-disciplinary modes of exploration to filter problem parameters and sculpt perceptual outlook for iterative potential. A closer look suggests ...
    • Abstract / Concrete: The Materiality and Logics of Construction 

      Tsubaki, Kentaro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      The recent technological obsessions fueled by the perforation of sophisticated structural, environmental, and visual computer simulations have re-ignited the interest in the realm of building performance. However, without ...
    • Architecture, Ideology, and the Ends Beginnings Serve 

      Flowers, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      This paper proposes an exploration of beginnings in architecture and the ends to which they serve. We are generally not present at the beginning of the life of most buildings around us; likewise, we are rarely there when ...
    • From CFY to DFN: Artifact > Category > Building 

      Ziada, Hazem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      The author's move from a 'Firstyear' program (advocating a cross-disciplinary approach) to a 'Foundations of Architecture' program (pedagogically bound by the promise to deliver 'comprehensive' architectural design within ...
    • Green Foundations: A framework for Responsible Design 

      Bertomen, Michele C.; Iulo, Lisa D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Issues of sustainability are of paramount concern for architectural education and questions often revolve around how and when they should be introduced. This paper argues that a truly sustainable approach involves a paradigm ...
    • It's All in the Game: Designing the Contained, not the Container 

      Cannady, Shelley L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Conveying the importance of negative space and the relationship of mass and void to beginning environmental design students is challenging. How do we teach the primacy of experience over the arrangement of things, getting ...