Sketching for Visualization and Communication


This course applies fundamental computer graphics concepts of visualization, communication and creativity within a sketching metaphor. Exercises and projects in graphic theory, problem solving and sketching skill development provides students with activities that focus on further development within the discipline. A variety of sketching techniques are used to gather critical information and transform data into effective communication instruments.


Course Objectives


1.Demonstrate the knowledge, technical skills and personal discipline required to be successful utilizing sketching abilities for creative problem solving in a technical environment.
2.Demonstrate the knowledge, technical skills and personal discipline required to be successful utilizing visualization abilities for creative problem solving in a technical environment.
3.Systematically identify, evaluate and solve problems using points, lines, surfaces, and solid geometric forms in the solution of technical problems.
4.To develop an understanding, and be able to use, common geometric construction techniques when creating 2D and 3D geometric forms for the solution of technical problems.
5.Acknowledge the history, research, and implications of sketching methods for creative problem solving in a technical environment.
6.To develop skill and proficiency in the ability to present clearly identified solutions using freehand sketching graphical communication conventions and standards in in a technical environment.


In-lecture skecth by Erick Morales.

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