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  • Beginning Design Students' Perception of Design Evaluation Techniques 

    Seymour, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
    Evaluating design students requires inherently different methods than existing models available in other disciplines; as such incoming students are required to adjust. The primary difference between design education and ...
  • Profession Without Discipline Would be Blind 

    Karczewska, Zuzanna (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
    This paper explores two design studio projects developed and conducted at the School of Architecture at the University of Kansas. Through their pedagogy these projects posed the question of the engagement of the discipline ...
  • A Curriculum Based on the Psychology of Skill: Collaborating with instructors with Disdain for Teaching Beginning Design 

    Temple, Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
    Many design curricula are structured to utilize instructors in beginning design who do not normally teach beginning design. These instructors frequently misconstrue core foundational pedagogical initiatives for student ...
  • An Integrated and Collaborative Approach: Integrating Technology in Beginning Design 

    Wetzel, Catherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
    Derived from IIT's historic model of integrating structures and construction in the design studio, the graduate degree in architecture's first year investigates relationships between material properties, structural typologies ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Details and Fragments: Studio Process and Products 

    Wallick, Karl (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
    Architecture is not exactly whole. We remember instances, elements, and details. Rarely are the experiences and sensations in architectural experience comprehensive. The context of what we do as architects is always ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hinging 

    Debelius, C. A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
    This paper describes an introductory course in Building Information Modeling for fourth and fifth year architecture students, a course that seeks to develop, as well as critique, an alternate model for BIM courses in design ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • (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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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