Complex Linear Structures correlates to the capacity of fabricating simple curved components to investigate complex structures involving intersecting lines and curves, especially how these structures can support the human body. Topics covered include intake/observation, identifying the design problem, modes of seating, targeting specific function, ergonomics, scale drawings and prototypes, approaches to compound and complex forms, and the use of jigs for repeated accuracy. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make one major furniture project. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Show an increased level of skill with use of Furniture materials, equipment and tools relevant to design ;
- Plan and manage Furniture design projects, independently or collaboratively;
- Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual way;
- Demonstrate critical awareness of Furniture design issues
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 4]
and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 4]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8947||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|