Planning Curriculum Elements for an Integration of Digital Design Knowledge to Design Thinking

Sorguç, Arzu
Arslan Selçuk, Semra
Within the context of an elective undergraduate design course, advanced digital tools are utilized to explore the elemental relation between the conceptualization of a simple form in digital media and its fabrication. The premise of the exploration is that the digital aspects of design processes are integral to design curricula. In a selected example from the course, digital modeling is considered as an isolated state of a generic design process. The task given to the students involves fabricating a physical model with utmost precision applying geometric and computational knowledge. The instrumentality of the digital medium in design processes is thus experienced via this hands-on construction of physical models developed from digital models. Different processes and proposals put forth by the students are discussed here to illustrate how they apply previously acquired knowledge in the design and fabrication of physical models and what they learn from the translations between the physical and the digital media.


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Citation Formats
A. Sorguç and S. Arslan Selçuk, Planning Curriculum Elements for an Integration of Digital Design Knowledge to Design Thinking. 2013, p. 297.