This course consists of four parts: Toolbox Methodology 1, Visual & Design Semiotics, History Timeline 1 and Design Communication 1.
Toolbox Methodology 1: (Hanne Kloots, Marjan Michels)
We start with a brief introduction on types of research and research methods followed by a general introduction to design methodology and an overall explanation of design processes. In addition, ample attention is given to the use of different types of sources.
Visual- & Design Semiotics: (Kristof Vaes, Gert Van Echelpoel)
We explain 'Semiotics' using semiotic research on the significance of visual language. You will examine the importance of visual culture in our society and you make an analysis of visual information by means of visual elements and composition rules. By critical observation and delaying judgments and interpretations of space, object or interior you try to take your position as a designer. The importance of drawing structure, meaning of signs, observation of images, colour and shape, features images of the designer/researcher is interpreted.
History Timeline 1: (Caterina Verdickt)
Interiors and their evolution are situated into a global historical frame of reference. We discuss the role of technical and scientific innovation, social change, philosophical currents and cultural differences, and their interrelationships.
Design Communication 1: (Johan Nackaerts, Gert Van Echelpoel Stefan Martens, Boudewijn Perneel, Stefan Dherdt)
You get an overview of the basic characteristics of different analogue and digital presentation techniques. These are used in the presentation and illustration of plans. The principles of projection drawing and scale modelling are taught. By sketching you learn how to think spatial and how to show architectural details. 3D CAID component is implemented in a preliminary way through the design of an object.