ENGR 1044 Drawing Skills for Design Thinking
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301285
Coordinator Karen Yevenes Opens in new window
Description Drawing skills can unlock and translate creative thoughts as actions, iterations, and guide collaborative dialogue in meeting common goals. In combination with Design Thinking essentials which include empathy, ideation, and experimentation, practiced drawing skills can accelerate decision-making for individuals or groups. This unit is focused on developing hand drawing skills as a tool for generating creative ideas and design solutions. Students will attain an understanding of spatial relationships between humans and objects, and natural and built environments. The emphasis is on using drawing as a method for conducting exploratory investigations, recording creative thinking processes through ideation and inspiring innovation. Students will gain confidence in communicating their creative ideas to a wide audience.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
- Identify a variety of representational techniques to communicate three dimensional forms.
- Identify relationships between humans and the built environment by undertaking observational drawing activities.
- Apply visual-thinking techniques as a technique for creative problem solving.
- Create a portfolio of works that apply drawing principles and techniques to generate 2D compositions.
- Reflect on your drawing technique and development through the use of a sketch book diary.
3.Drawing tools and their use
4.Types of drawings and drawing systems
7.Perspective technique and pictorial representation
8.Perception, viewpoints, depth, light and shadow
9.Design principles in drawing: line, shape, tone texture
11.The human form in context of designed spaces and objects
12.Composition for communication
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Creative thinking sketchbook||A4 Sketchbook of weekly tutorial exercises||40||N||Individual|
|Technique: Portfolio of perspective drawings||15 x A3 Pages of perspective drawing exercises||30||N||Individual|
|Communication: Portfolio of explanatory drawings||3 x A3 Communication drawings||30||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
Subject Contact Karen Yevenes Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.