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Digital Design + Fabrication Second Skin: The brief calls for

design critera

material systems

innovative design of a second

The second skin project must address the following design criteria:

During this semester, we will explore the following material systems:

skin; a wearable volume or

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surface that accommodates the body. The second skin will explore, measure, and/or negotiate the

Volume; project must address the 3 dimensionality and the volumetric nature of the body. The design must create an envelope or volume using developable surfaces; a twodimensional solution is not acceptable.

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Skin and Bone system

2.

Panel and fold

3.

Profile and section

boundary of personal space

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The second skin must address the question of personal space.

The body will form the site of

Your design tutor will present to you the chosen object in your first tutorial and will discuss the potential of each object in relationship to the above categories of material system.

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The design must create a spatial or emotional effect. These effects will be showcased in a 30 second performance at the end of semester parade

Note: Each tutorial group will have a different sets of objects

investigation, measurement and intervention. You are asked to

Personal space map, Diana Galimova, 2013

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define individual/group responses

The final object must be fabricated with care and well crafted.

to the idea of personal spaces

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and address this idea through

Material choice: paper, fabric, ready made object, plastic – all material must be negotiated with your design tutor

the design of the second skin You will then make the second skin and wear it in week 12 for the video filming of the performance of your second skin 2nd skin, Anna Petrou, 2013

DIGITAL DESIGN + FABRICATION S1 2015

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ideation \ weeks 1-2 MODULE I: SYNOPSIS

CONTENTS

Students will formulate design

In Week 2, we will have a Making

their journal pages and pin up

Synopsis

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ideas through a series of

workshop where students

their work in tutorial and pitch their

Week 1

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empirical research; exploring

configure their material system

idea to their tutorial group. At the

Week 2

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material systems through careful

using readymade (or new)

end of the module, students will

Week 3

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observation and measurement

materials and explore different

form groups to develop the

Grading Rubric

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of an existing object

technique of manipulating

design of the second skin in

Appendix

material

Module 2.

This research will focus on the logic of organization and arrangement

The aim of the workshop is to

of material as a system. We will

allow students to gain a deeper

draw, sketch and digitally model

understanding of their material

the system to explore its inherent

system

Required readings •

Miralles - How to layout a croissant (1994)

Cheng - Inside Rhinoceros (2002)

Jensen - 300 years of Industrial Design (2000)

At the end of the module,

Sommer - Personal Space (1969)

During this module, students will

students will submit a digitally

Reference reading

develop skill in digital modelling as

formatted journal capturing their

well as digital presentation layout

research and study. The journal

Basic Orthographic Methods. In DrawingA Creative Process / Francis D.K Ching. Van Nostrand Reinold, c1990 P. 146-159

Conventional Orthographic Terminology. In Architectural DrawingA Visual Compendium of Types and Methods / Rendow Yee. John Wiley & Sons, c1997. P. 41-63

rules and potential for design

will sketch out the first potential idea of a second skin using the material system. Students will print

Isometric grid

Measured drawing of a typewriter

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ideation WEEK ONE

WEEKLY TASKS

PREPARATIONS LECTURE: “Measuring Space” (1hr)

Purchase, download and install all required software and purchase items on the required materials list (See required resources on the LMS)

Lecture covers course content and design brief, representation, rule systems in material and nature, geometry and Rhino modelling +

Create a blog entry on your group blog, include a photograph of yourself and some introductory information (See Tutorial Groups on the LMS)

examples of measured drawings

SEMINAR (2HR) Your design tutor will present to you the chosen object in your first tutorial and will discuss the potential of each object in relationship to the categories of material system introduced in the lecture

(12 hrs - individual)

1.1 Choose one of the objects presented in this weeks tutorial. Scan or photocopy the object, overlay with trace paper and using a scale ruler produce a measured drawing set; plan, section, and elevation of the object OR produce one isometric drawing of the object using the grid template provided. Add key dimensions to drawings. Read 300 years of Industrial Design/Jensen and descibe how you measured your object. Refer to research link on LMS for completed example and Ching and Yee reference readings as required. (3.5h) 1.2 Read How to layout a croissant/Miralles Action this through your drawing. Abstract the rule or material logic in the found object. Explain this in sketches and drawings (2h)

Measured Drawing of an Umbrella

Tutor intro to task 1.1. Tutor demonstrates measured drawings and identifies reference resources on orthographic drawing. Tutor presents reading and task 1.2

1.4 Enrol + attend a compulsory Technical Workshop where you will be introduced to Rhino (1h) 1.5 Read Inside Rhinoceros/Cheng Complete Intro Rhino Webinar Tutorials (See LMS under Module 1). Follow along and upload screen grabs of completed exercises to the group blog (2.5h)

Introduction to LMS and blog tool. Demo example blog and using ISSUU for submissions

1.6 Scan your drawings and layout your images using the Module journal template. Add text. Save as a PDF presentation and upload to your blog page. Review InDesign tutorials as needed on the LMS or sign up to the Adobe Tech session to be held in Wk 2. (3 h)

Introduction to Module Journal Template. Intro demonstration of using InDesign. There are also optional Adobe tech workshops running in Wk 2 Schedule groups for weekly reading presentations: Wk2 presentation will be on Jensen - 300 years of Industrial Design (2000) Sketches of Hinge Logic of Umbrella

CHECKLIST

A measured drawing set; plan, section, and elevation OR one isometric drawing of the object. Dimensioned and annotated

Description of how you measured your object following the examples given in the reading

Analytical sketches/drawings of chosen object following the example given in the reading

attended tech session

Understand Rhino terminology from Inside Rhinoceros reading & completed Wk1 Rhino tutorials

A4 presentation for review in Wk 2 SUBMIT: Printout of PDF presentation submitted to tutor at start of Wk 2 tutorial. Electronic copy uploaded to group blog Tutor will grade subject participation based on weekly completion of task checklist 3


ideation WEEK TWO PREPARATIONS Bring +Cutting Knife +Cutting Mat +Camera

SEMINAR (2HR) Review of Wk 1 tasks and reading presentation. Intro to the Sketch Design template (45 mins) Reminder that optional Adobe workshop will also be held this week - sign up on LMS.

WORKSHOP 1: MAKING (1hr 15)

WEEKLY TASKS

Lecture 2 covers the three categories of material systems, geometry of surface and volumes and transformation operations + what is sketch design

1.7 Digitally model the object from the measured drawings in Rhino. Review Rhino tutorial http://vimeo.com/49953944 as an example approach to modeling from orthographic images. Watch additional Rhino Webinar tutorials (on the LMS) as needed. (3h)

WORKSHOP 1: MAKING(1hr)

1.8 Learning from the workshop, student will reconfigure the object using the object itself or new material to describe/ explore volume. Produce one model that is self supporting . (refer to LMS research link for examples)(3h)

LECTURE: “Material System” (1hr)

The aim of the workshop is for you to experience making your material system. In this workshop students will explore their material system and consider how this can create volume and space. Your task following the workshop is to re-configure your own material system to create a self supporting structure that contains or describes a volume; maximum size 1m x 1m x 1m. You can use the technique explored in the workshop as well as drawing inspiration from your object.

1.9 Read Personal Spaces/Sommer. Taking inspiration from the reading and the material model you produced in 1.8, explore 3 sketch designs idea of your second skin. Diagram the concept using the provided template (download from LMS) You should consider how your material system allows you to produce an envelope to show or defend your personal space. (3h)

CHECKLIST

Digital model of object. Output Plan, Elevation and Isometric views

1 x developmental sketch model . Photograph in B&W

3 x sketch design ideas of your second skin diagrammed using the template provided

A4 presentation for Pin-up in Wk 3 1.10 Produce your Module One student journal. Incorporate this weeks tasks along with tasks from Wk1 into an A4 landscape presentation using the module journal template format. If necessary reformat/edit the presentation to describe your idea development. Export file as a PDF and upload to ISSUU. Embed the link to your group blog. (1h)

SUBMIT: Printout of PDF presentation of Module One Student journal ready to be pinned up for review at start of Wk 3 tutorial. Electronic copy uploaded to group blog. Both electronic and hard copy submissions are required. Student must submit and present ideas in person during tutorial or your assignment will not be marked

2nd Skin, Hao Cheng Huang

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ideation GRADING RUBRIC Mode of Assessment: Student Journal Presentation Proportion of Total Mark: 10% Individual Mark

Process analysis

Idea development with mixed media

Visual communication

Commitment to learning

30%

40%

25%

5%

H1

As H, plus student constructed a clear set of rules and process of analysis and transformation with creativity

As H, plus sketches and models clearly supported and progressed student’s idea development . Design started to challenge the brief with imagination

As H, plus student’s presentation demonstrated an extended understanding and utilisation of communication techniques

Student broadened the scope of the seminars by sharing their own discoveries and explorations

H

Student analysed given object with rigour and expained how the material system helped to motivate design decisions

Student developed ideas using a variety of 2D and 3D media and produced a scale model suitable for further development. Student completed introductory Rhino Exercises

Student’s presentation described the idea development in clear and logical steps

Student contributed to the class discussions and weekly presentations. Student presented the module presentation

P

Student attempted to construct rules but made uninformed or obscure connections between process and idea development

Student produced a scale model but communication of idea development through sketching and modelling was superficial and/or unclear

Student produced a report that was inconsistent visually or faulty technically

Student attended most of lectures and tutorials but did not contribute to the discussions and did the minimum for presentations

Superficial or incomplete analysis of process and related design decisions

Student failed to produce a scale model and/or convincing developmental sketches

Student did not demonstrate mastery of basic graphic design principles and/or produced superficial or incomplete documentation

Student failed to attend lectures and/or tutorials

N

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M1 Appendix ISOMETRIC GRID


SKETCH IDEA TEMPLATE = ACCESS THE INDESIGN FILE ON THE LMS

Digital Design + Fabrication _ Sketch design Template

What is your idea? [Maximum 5 key words]

SKETCH YOUR IDEA IN THIS SPACE USE PLAN, ELEVATION OR ISOMETRIC DRAWING TO HELP YOU EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA. REMEMBER: THERE IS NO BAD IDEA JUST POORLY EXECUTED ONES. YOU CAN INCLUDE ONE INSPIRATION IMAGE - THIS CAN BE YOUR PROTOTYPE/S OR CHOOSE FROM THE LIST OF PRECEDENT STUDIES ON THE LMS

How does this respond to your personal space?

[Maximum 25 words]

Second Skin: Module One Tasks  

Module One Tasks Digital Design + Fabrication University of Melbourne

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