INDES 160 Graphic Communication I • 5 Cr.
Introduces graphic tools, techniques, and conventions used for effective visual communication in design. Students apply theory as they develop skills in architectural drafting, lettering, and basic perspective drawing skills. Prerequisite: ART 110 and ART 120 with a C- or better.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- describe the reasons for learning visual communication skills and conventions, and their application to interior design and related professions
- describe the necessary characteristics and relevant conventions for the use of lines and line weights in drawings
- demonstrate the ability to produce drafted lines (e.g., graphite on vellum) with appropriate thickness, opacity, and precision
- describe the salient characteristics of orthographic, paraline, and perspective drawings, and identify appropriate applications for each drawing type
- describe the purpose and characteristics of rendering (depiction of light, shade, shadow, texture, etc.) and apply basic monochromatic rendering techniques to two- and three-dimensional drawings
- incorporate orthographic, paraline, linear perspective, and freehand perspective drawings into an on-going process of developing three-dimensional visualization skills and understanding two-dimensional representations of objects and spaces (e.g., by using a three-dimensional isometric drawing to assist in visualizing an object otherwise described with two-dimensional orthographic drawings)
- prepare accurate and descriptive orthographic, paraline, and perspective drawings that convey desired information, integrating conceptual knowledge of conventions for line drawing, drafting, and rendering with mastery of manual drafting
- demonstrate a legible and consistent style of conventional architectural lettering to convey written information
- demonstrate use of freehand perspective sketches to record visual impressions of the environment, and to test design ideas and options (e.g., by on-going recording of images in a sketchbook)