73449 - Drawing T (A-K) (A-K)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has mastery of methods and techniques regarding representation, which are essential to the exploration of different graphic and visual representation mode. Through the survey of existing artifacts (as a process of understanding and description of the object, how to use it and to the relationships between formal configuration and mode of production), the student is able to develop the appropriate skills of foreshadowing and unambiguous identification of new forms, preparatory to the design of the product and the image of his project, to the purpose of disclosure and communications.

Course contents

By means of representation student have an agile and useful tool of expression that allows the professional to best describe his design intentions. The aim of the course is therefore to teach the ability to express their project idea in its geometric and spatial components, through the most appropriate forms of expression selected according to the type of partner/customer to whom they are addressed and graphics, photographic or physical representation.
Objective of the course is the attainment of maturity in the use of graphic design language and technical representation, educating the student to the use of appropriate tools and the development of three-dimensional vision of their own forms of industrial product design. In this sense, within the distinct forms in which it is structured, they will be probed key aspects of the design as an analog system, the use of photography and three-dimensional models of study for the return and the object communication.

Assuming for instance some industrial production objects, the dual theoretical and applied experience will undertake a path of knowledge that explores different ways of graphic and visual representation, focusing on the specific characteristics of each prepared in the light of the purposes which aims and the system of signification in which it intends to be placed. Starting from existing artifacts, the relief (defined as understanding and description of the object even in respect to its functioning and to the relationships between formal configuration and mode of production) thus becomes preparatory activity to the design (ie the foreshadowing and to the unambiguous identification of new forms) and the project file (so a product disclosure also directed to the layman). The course consists of two parts, complementary each other: the theoretical lessons and exercises. During the ex-cathedra lessons the teachers also will formulate practical proposals for graphic-practical exercises to be carried out in the timetable of the course and will be subject to mid-term evaluation.

Design - Form I

The course will address the model and systems of representation (orthogonal projections, axonometry, perspective), techniques (freehand sketching, drawing in pencil and ink, rendering), mandatory and regulatory issues.


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Ente nazionale italiano di unificazione, M1 (voll. 1, 2, 3). Modifica Metodi didattici

Teaching methods

The course is organized into three distinct learning modules integrated with each other:

1. Design representation

2. characterizing the course of production of the image supplementary course for Industrial Design

3. integrative course of modeling and prototyping of industrial products

Teaching activity is divided into :
-  lectures

- a series of practical exercises of the knowledge gained having as subject themes or fixed objects

- an exercise to be carried out at the outside of the course and to be subject to periodic review ( "Exercise long ").

The exercises are individual

Assessment methods

The course concludes with a scrutinale verification of the documents produced by the student during the workshop, as well as an oral examination based also on a possible ex-tempore graph.

In order to be admitted to the examination you need to have delivered:

a - notebook notes;

b - to had attended at least 70% of classroom exercises for each of the modules;

c - "long exercise."

The lack of "b" requirement can be obviated with a previous graphical test sustainable oral exam once per session. practical tests and oral exam must be sustained in the same examination session.

Teaching tools

The course includes a series of individual exercises.

There are three kind of exercises/practice:

I. a series of ex-tempore in the classroom guided by the teacher. For this exercise the student will have to equip themselves independently of sheets of white paper A3 and materials needed to design classroom (parallel, pencils, teams, etc.). All tables must show the header according to the model that will be provided. The exercises must be delivered hours expire thereon and can be completed to the final evaluation possibly coloring them with pastel shading technique.

II. A series of tables to be implemented independently and focused on the ability of the student to apply the concepts learned. The student is required to choose and agree with the teacher on the subject. The object, a chair, must be analyzed in its entirety by the student who will then have at its disposal easily. They are however excluded objects in a single cast. In order to be admitted to the revision exercise, the student will have to always have the photographic documentation. The student will have to produce the following documents: 1. Exhibition lay-out of working time: freestyle, Table A1 format; 2. photographic representation and identification card of the chosen object, Table A1 format; 3. drawings ensemble: freehand pencil and ruler and square on white paper, Table A1 format; 4. construction details drawings and assembly: in A1 format, various scales agreed with the teacher, title block to the diagram presented at the beginning of the course; 5. assembly and operation: Exploded isometric and axonometric in ink on glossy paper at least gr. 80, Table A1 format; 6. ergonomic table: hand-free colored pencils on white paper, Table A1 format; 7. rendering: a student's chosen technique (pencil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, markers on appropriate media), Table A1 format

III. Realization of the sketches notebook (at least A4 size (297 x 210 mm), with white or yellow paper without lines or squares, with spiral binding and hardcover). The notebook allows you to mature the appropriate skills to the design themes free and familiar hand with the traditional tracking tools. The notebook will be used to take lecture notes, bring the traces of the exercises explained in class, design the layout of the application tables, perform exercises on freehand drawing and life drawing.

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