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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 ...
    • A-Disciplinary Artifacts; Un-Disciplined Bodies 

      Ziada, Hazem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Discourses on (inter)disciplinarity in design usually debate methods of constructing epistemological frameworks and procedures of practice - yet have inadequately extended to qualifying the artifact(s) thereby generated. ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Thick Industrial Design Studio Curriculum 

      Aytaç, Aysun; Gencol, Hakan; Irkdas, Derya; Velasco, Alex (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      This paper describes an industrial design studio course based in a private university in Izmir, Turkey where second year industrial design students, for the first time, engage in a studio project. The design studio course ...
    • Translation 

      Criss, Shannon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Stripping preconceptions and moving students into situations that sponsor heightened awareness is fundamental to the beginning architecture student. Believing that architectural experience is grounded in the tectonic ...
    • The Search for a New Pre-Disciplinary, Trans-Disciplinary Core 

      Mead, Phillip G.; Montoto, Roman (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Six years ago, Idaho's Dept. of Architecture began to question the relevance of its art based beginning design foundation. As one of a few programs tied to a broader college art core, our faculty was beginning to question ...
    • Wood Shop Acclimation Project for the Beginning Design Student 

      Zebrowski, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Shop safety courses have long been the only way to introduce beginning design students to the tools, methods and appropriate behaviors in the shop environment. These courses and programs are geared towards providing important ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Liberal Green Urbanism 

      Cathcart, Colin M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      When my undergraduate students first realize their interests in the environmental design disciplines, they are enmeshed in Fordham University's very strong liberal arts program. I remember the reverse was true when I taught ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The New Relevance of Basel Basics 

      Berbic, Amir; Grant, Roderick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Described through asymmetric sans serif typography, modular grid systems and denotative photography, The Basel School of Design is often described as dogmatic and conservative in respect to post-modern trends in graphic ...
    • You Are Here: Green Design Principles in Foundational Architectural Curricula 

      Shelton, Ted (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      Ideally, green design incorporates both the ethic of sustainability and ecological literacy as integral to the design process rather than as additive to it. In practice, this type of integral design requires complex ...
    • New Nomadism, Nothing is True 

      Riether, Gernot (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      We live in a world that has been digitized, and it is now about finding means to intensify our perception of this world in order to navigate through it. Suggesting a strategy to expand our cognitive framework I will explore ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Three Disciplines, a Common First Year: Beginnings and Other Thresholds 

      Corbin, Carla I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      This paper uses surveys to investigate what entering freshman students know about the three environmental design professions, and how students choose which to pursue at the culmination of a common first year. What influences ...
    • Periphery at the Center - Everything but the Building 

      Charest, Robert Michel; Lucas, Patrick Lee (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
      What are we building, where is the site and when do we start? Questions usually at the forefront when speaking of design-build. At our department, making is making a really strong comeback. Product, exhibits and even ...