2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PDES1145 Visualisation Techniques
10 creditsClass Size: 54
Module manager: Mr Dan Trowsdale
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2016/17
Module replacesPDES 1120 Architectural Studies
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Use a variety of sketching and visualisation tools and materials such as pencils, marker pens, paper types.
2. Appropriately apply perspective, shading and line drawing techniques in sketches and drawings to communicate form.
3. Apply theories of graphical communication and design to determine the most appropriate visualization techniques to use in particular circumstances.
4. Visualise ideas and concepts clearly and quickly using line drawings and sketches.
5. Visualise designs with component detail using line drawings and shading.
6. Use software such as illustrator and photoshop to enhance hand drawn sketches.
Recognise one point, two point and three point perspective.
Know techniques to support continuous improvement in sketching skills to improve quality, clarity, and fluency of sketches.
Know where to find online resources for further study and improvement of sketching techniques.
Know when use the most appropriate visualisation technique when communicating ideas, concepts and designs to different audiences at different stages of the design process.
Visualisation techniques for product design projects.
The module will be delivered through a series of drawing workshops to explain a variety of 2D sketching techniques for use in communicating ideas, concepts and three dimensional objects.
The syllabus will include: perspective rules, use of light and dark for shading, line drawing techniques to communicate form, selection ansd use of appropriate drawing styles for different audiences, use of appropriate levels of ambiguity and design definition for different stages of the design process, sketching for divergent and convergent thinking, visual illusions and visual perception, computational shape systems.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||3.00||3.00|
|Independent online learning hours||19.00|
|Private study hours||54.00|
|Total Contact hours||27.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study5 hours per week for 10 weeks for private study between lectures.
4 hours private study practicing and revising techniques for the class test.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackWeekly formative assessment during workshop in groups.
Students and tutors will reflect on the past weeks work.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Class test||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 08/02/2017
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