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MATH 341 Mathematics of Design

5 credits
Mathematics of Design examines the relationship between the concepts of mathematics and the disciplines of design, with emphasis on the interaction between visual thinking, digital design tools, and mathematical approaches to space, structure and form. Course content is selected from geometry, statistics, animation, search, virtual reality, information visualization, and modern mathematical fields such as fractals, cellular automata, and iconic math.

Prerequisites: Admission to the BTAD program.

Quarters Offered: Fall

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Visualize mathematical structures and apply these structures to design problems
  • Discuss the role of mathematics in art and the role of art in mathematics
  • Identify the type of algorithms used by a digital design tool
  • Apply vectors and matrices to achieve computer graphics transformations
  • Describe how shape and movement are implemented in software
  • Apply structured modeling principles to dialog and interaction
  • Apply mathematical models of space to information
  • Explain the use of statistical concepts in design
  • Formulate simple structured languages to communicate design intentions
  • Incorporate modern iconic mathematical forms and processes in applied designs