Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APDZ 383 Digital Design Fabrication and Prototyping

5 credits
This course provides a survey of the field of design fabrication and prototyping from the perspective of design, materials, and industry practices. Students will be guided through a lab environment using rapid prototyping devices and physical modeling techniques. Theoretical underpinnings will suggest how the “machine” is becoming more integrated into the design process.

Prerequisites: ENGT 131  or GAME 124  (or CAD equivalent) and admission to the BTAD Program or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

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

  • Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary fabrication/prototyping techniques
  • Critically evaluate design work from a fabrication/ prototyping perspective
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the tools, software, and equipment used in digital fabrication and prototyping
  • Implement methods of digital fabrication and physical prototyping into designs
  • Employ creative and critical thinking to enhance problem solving
  • Produce a portfolio artifact or research paper that synthesizes techniques taught in this course

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20