Privacy Screens for Kids – Spring 2019

 
The final project for the Spring 2019 term – Privacy Screens for Kids – is available now.   Hit the link between the paragraphs below.  The assignment asks students to design a family of laser cut privacy screens for preschoolers, and to build 3 individuals at 1:4 scale.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qGLzZQmn6wz4DNb9bhPN4tR6mm_QwOc9aQlHR8eiQk4/edit?usp=sharing

Previously we’ve always built at full scale in the laser cutting projects.  Or at least we’ve tried too, with a hit-or-miss sort of success record.  I’m hopeful that the 1:4 scale will take some of the financial sting out of the projects, minimize catastrophic structural failures, and will force students to truly design in the plural form; you all must build three screens that work, not one screen that works.

Fall 2018 Final Project – Privacy Screens for Kids

The final project for the Fall 2018 semester is outlined in the Google document below.  This is a variation of a project the class has done a few times before – free standing laser cut privacy screens made from chipboard.  This time for kids!  Also – no stacked blocks, egg crates, or voronoi based assembly systems this time around…

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EnFc1AwskbQ2eicbNNQO4DESdP7DCMS-lmglQJQRIkE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Fall 2018 Syllabus

The class syllabus for the Fall 2018 term can be found online at the link below.  #Overhauled to fit the new INT standard — w00t!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gG24Fk_zwcaKOquRYauwfLD_KiUnQZ2kkuJdfqz-Fyo/edit?usp=sharing

Please check back as the syllabus will likely change over the course of the semester.  The version that this post points to is current.

Spring 2018 5 Week Project – 2D Interiors

 

 

 

 

The first project of the Spring 2018 semester – 2D Interiors – can be found online here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dt16Dg4P7bK6kVr349vBe5IXvPt1JMLyJ-oN1conMgE/edit?usp=sharing

This is the first time we’re trying this project.  Students are asked to identify a precedent 2D Interiors system – either a floors wall, or ceiling system – and to extend that system parametrically.  The assignment is similar to the Seating assignement we used to do, in that students do not have to design the systems – they only have to make them dance.