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  1. 1. TEMPORARY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING & DESIGN Research Unit for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia Foundation of Natural and Built Environment (FNBE) Design Visualization [FNBE 0155] Credit hours: 5 Prerequisite: None Lectu re rs : Ms D ell iya Z a i n & Mis s No rm a Su lai m a n Abstract Students will undergo series of lectures, tutorial and study trips that engage in the issues of communicating ideas visually. Students will become familiar with the use of standard abbreviations, symbols and drawing conventions. A sense of appreciation in terms of recording the design process will be inculcated within the students as variety of recording techniques; graphic annotations; investigative observation; and personal expression are taught. The subject can be divided into four sections as follows: - Drawing Process Skills - Students will apply the fundamental principles, elements and techniques in sketching, drawing, design process and presentation skills. - Creativity - Students will manipulate a variety of media and techniques to visualize ideas leading to a finish product. Sketchbooks, notebooks and relevant supporting material should form part of this evidence. - Development of Work - Students will illustrate series of annotated sketches and relevant supporting material in a diagrammatic manner to support their own evolution of thoughts and processes leading to a finished piece - Presentation Skills - Students will compile work in a logical manner by applying drawing as a means of communication in order to convey ideas clearly. Objectives The objectives of delivering this topic are to encourage the student:  To identify a personal and expressive response to visual simulation.  To apply basic principles and elements of design and drawing as a language to visualise and to communicate ideas.  To demonstrate observation and visualisation skills in a variety of ways depending on the area of specialisation being pursued with an emphasis on the process of drawing.  To develop confidence to use drawing as a means of communication to express two dimensional and three dimensional ideas.  To interpret and apply the importance of visual hierarchy and how to carry visual hierarchy across through presentation. FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 1
  2. 2. TEMPORARY Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the subject, students will be able to: 1. Recognize their potential for creativity, self-expression and visual awareness. 2. Identify the fundamental principles, elements and techniques in sketching, drawing, design process and presentation skills. 3. Demonstrate observation skills and be able to record, organize, interpret and describe a variety of issues via visual communications effectively. 4. Manipulate variety of media and techniques to visualize ideas leading to a finish product 5. Apply drawing as a means of communication in order to express two dimensional and three dimensional ideas. 6. Illustrate series of annotated sketches and relevant supporting material in a diagrammatic manner to support their own evolution of thoughts and processes leading to a finished product. Modes of Delivery This is a 5 credit hours subject to be held over 18 weeks. There will be 5 hours for lecture and tutorial in total per week accompanied with site visits in between. Students will partake in lectures, tutorials, exercises and site visits which provide an introduction to the design process and components such as sketching, drawing conventions, observation, investigation and production of presentation. Each assignment will assist students to form a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles, elements and design process at an appropriate level. Students will apply skills and basic knowledge to a range of assignments delivering visual verbal reports, production of presentation, observation, and gathering information. Together with individual works, students will be also executing exercises in groups. Sketch Journal and Portfolio are used to assess students’ progress and reflections of the acquisition of Learning Outcomes. Contact Hours Lecture: Tutorial: Self Study: 2 hours/week 3 hours/week 3 hour/week Late Submission Penalty The School imposes a late submission penalty for work submitted late without a valid reason e.g. a medical certificate. Any work submitted after the deadline (which may have been extended) shall have the percentage grade assigned to the work on face value reduced by 10% for the first day and 5% for each subsequent day late. A weekend counts as 1 day. Individual members of staff shall be permitted to grant extensions for assessed work that they have set if they are satisfied that a student has given good reasons. The Board of Examiners may overrule any penalty imposed and allow the actual mark achieved to be used if the late submission was for a good reason. Absenteeism at intermediate or final presentations will result in zero mark for that presentation. Attendance and Participation Attendance is compulsory. Any student who arrives late after the first half-hour of class will be considered as absent. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass this subject and/or be eligible for the final examination. You are expected to attend and participate actively in class. The lectures and tutorials will assist you in expanding your ideas and your research progression. FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 2
  3. 3. TEMPORARY Your work will be graded based on your performance throughout the semester. Your class participation is as important as the end product. It is compulsory for the student to attempt and submit all assessment components including portfolio. Failing to do so will result in failing the subject irrespective of the marks earned. It is also compulsory for the student to attend the final examination. Being absent from the final exam will result in failing the subject even though the student has achieved more than 50% in the overall assessment. Plagiarism (TU Student Handbook 2011) Plagiarism, which is an attempt to present another person’s work as your own by not acknowledging the source, is a serious case of misconduct which is deemed unacceptable by the University. "Work" includes written materials such as books, journals and magazine articles or other papers and also includes films and computer programs. The two most common types of plagiarism are from published materials and other students’ works a. Published Materials In general, whenever anything from someone else’s work is used, whether it is an idea, an opinion or the results of a study or review, a standard system of referencing should be used. Examples of plagiarism may include a sentence or two, or a table or a diagram from a book or an article used without acknowledgement. Serious cases of plagiarism can be seen in cases where the entire paper presented by the student is copied from another book, with an addition of only a sentence or two by the student. While the former can be treated as a simple failure to cite references, the latter is likely to be viewed as cheating in an examination. Though most assignments require the need for reference to other peoples’ works, in order to avoid plagiarism, students should keep a detailed record of the sources of ideas and findings and ensure that these sources are clearly quoted in their assignment. Note that plagiarism refers to materials obtained from the Internet too. b. Other Students’ Work Circulating relevant articles and discussing ideas before writing an assignment is a common practice. However, with the exception of group assignments, students should write their own papers. Plagiarising the work of other students into assignments includes using identical or very similar sentences, paragraphs or sections. When two students submit papers which are very similar in tone and content, both are likely to be penalised. Student Centered Learning Approach This subject uses the Student-centered Learning (SCL) approach. Utilization of this method embodies most of the principles known to improve learning and to encourage student’s participation. SCL requires students to be active, RESPONSIBLE participants in their own learning and the teachers are to facilitate the students learning process. Various teaching and learning strategies such as experiential learning, problem-based learning, site visits, group discussions, presentations, working in group and etc. will be employed to facilitate the learning process for this module. In SCL students are to be:  active in their own learning  self-directed to be responsible to enhance their learning abilities  able to cultivate skills that are useful in today’s workplace  active knowledge seekers  active players in a teamwork TIMES / FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE Moodle/Times and Facebook Group Page will be used as a communication tool and information portal for students to access subject materials, project briefs, assignments and announcements. FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 3
  4. 4. TEMPORARY Contact Lead Lecturer Lecturer : Ms Delliya Zain : Miss Norma Sulaiman Office Hours Students are encouraged to visit the instructor/lecturer/tutor concerned for assistance during office hours. If the office hours do not meet the student's schedule, it is suggested that the student notify the instructor, and set appointment times as needed. Types of Assessment and Feedback Each student will be graded in the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments will provide information to guide the student in the research process. This form of assessment will be conducted through Interim Critique/Review sessions. Summative assessment will inform the student about the level of understanding and performance capabilities achieved at the end of each project with form of a final examination. *Each student MUST submit and “pass” their E-Portfolio to PASS this module. Assessment Plan Assessments Type Learning outcomes Marks The DESIGN Journal Project One Individual Individual Individual 30% & Group 10% Individual 1,2,3,4 2,3 3,4,5,6 20% 30% NA W4 W18 W4 & W10 40% W13 & W18 W13 & W18 1,2, 10% 100% NA Final Project E-Portfolio Total Presentation Submission W18 Coursework This module will be graded in the form of course work and portfolio. It consists of 2 projects, 1 journal and a portfolio. The DESIGN Journal The aim of The Journal is as a medium for students to express, record ideas and process. Students will also be given task and exercises to be placed in the sketch journal as an ongoing learning process. Sketches, different types of sketching, rendering technique, rendering media, architectural lettering, scale exercise, line weight exercise, elements and principles of design exercises and recording of observations are examples of items that will be placed in The DESIGN Journal. Project Project 1A is to give an introduction to architectural sketching and observation. 1B aims to guide the students to prepare architectural drawings and to apply drawing conventions to the drawings. Students will be given a site in to be measured, observed and present it as proper architecture drawings. It will also aim to guide the students to illustrate Bubble Diagrams and Diagrammatic Analysis through observation and drawings of the same site given. Final Project The aim of the Project 2 will be a review that demonstrates the entire topic learned in this course subject. Students will be introduced to site investigation and case study and undergo an introduction to the “design process” to help them visualize their idea and they will present it in a systematic manner with visuals, drawings, sketches, diagrams, models etc. Students will be given a particular task to propose a design for a particular object or structure. The first part of the Final Project will concentrate on the development of ideas through sketches, diagrams and working models. Once presented the students will continue to produce sketches and FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 4
  5. 5. TEMPORARY drawings and prepare the “presentation documents”. The students are required to give a 5 minute verbal presentation of their work. E-Portfolio Students will produce a hard copy portfolio and an online TGC portfolio to showcase their work and their learning reflections throughout the semesters. Lectures and tips on preparing a portfolio will help the students to produce this portfolio. Students will need to apply their basic graphic and visual knowledge learned throughout the semester to enhance their portfolio. Student Input Student participation is encouraged through various means. In this module, students have the opportunity to participate in the following ways:     Students’ ideas and questions are welcomed, valued and encouraged. Student input is sought to understand their perspectives, ideas and needs in planning subject revision. Students are offered opportunities to give feedback with the assurance that issues will be addressed in response to that feedback. Student evaluation allows their views and experiences about the sessions are actively sought and used as an integral part of improvement in teaching and continuous improvement. FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 5
  6. 6. TEMPORARY Marks and Grading Table Assessments and grades will be returned within 2 weeks of your submission. You will be given the grades and necessary feedback for each submission. The grading system is shown below. Grade Marks Grade Points A 80 – 100 4.00 Definition Description Excellent Evidence of original thinking; demonstrated outstanding capacity to analyze and synthesize; outstanding grasp of module matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base Very Good Evidence of good grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability; understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature Good Evidence of grasp of module module; critical capacity and analytical ability, reasonable understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature Pass Evidence of some understanding of the module matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems; benefitting from his/her university experience Marginal Pass Evidence of minimally acceptable familiarity with module matter, critical and analytical skills A- 75 – 79 3.67 B+ 70 – 74 3.33 B 65 – 69 3.00 B- 60 – 64 2.67 C+ 55 – 59 2.33 C 50 – 54 2.00 D+ 47 – 49 1.67 D 44 – 46 1.33 D- 40 – 43 1.00 F 0 – 39 0.00 Fail Insufficient evidence of understanding of the module matter; weakness in critical and analytical skills; limited or irrelevant use of the literature WD - - Withdrawn Withdrawn from a module before census date, typically mid semester F(W) 0 0.00 Fail IN - - Incomplete P - - Pass Given for satisfactory completion of practicum AU - - Audit Given for a module where attendance is for information only without earning academic credit Withdrawn after census date, typically mid semester An interim notation given for a module where a student has not completed certain requirements with valid reason or it is not possible to finalise the grade by the published deadline Note: A student who fails a module with a final grade of D+, D or D- will be allowed to re-sit the examination (or resubmit an assessment) for the failed module, to be determined by the Board of Examiners, before the commencement of the next semester. The maximum passing grade awarded for the re-sit examination will be a grade C (RS), irrespective of the actual mark of the re-sit examination/assessment. (TDS_Handbook 2011, pg 46) FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 6
  7. 7. TEMPORARY Assessment Criteria This unit is assessed by coursework in the form of design projects. The general assessment criteria are as follows:       The quality and content of assignments submitted. The clarity in communication of information in the presentation slides or boards. Clearly and logically organised of the report structures. Creativity in presenting the works. Conclusion based on the student’s evaluation of the site visits. Proper referencing quoted. All assignments must be completed and submitted to receive a final completion grade in this unit. In the case where assignment is NOT completed or NOT submitted, a final grade of FX (Did Not Submit) will be issued for the assignment and subsequently an X (Incomplete) will be issued for the course. References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ching, Francis D.K. 2002. Architectural Graphics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, 4th ed. Ching, Francis D.K. 2002. Architecture: Form, Space and Order. Van Nostrand Reinhold. Ching, Francis D.K. 2000. Drawing: A Creative Process. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. Clark, Roger H. 2004. Precedent in Architecture: Analytical Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis. 3rd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York. Lawson, Bryan.1994. Design in Mind. Butterworth, Oxford. FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 7
  8. 8. TEMPORARY Module Schedule (DV) – September 2012 Week/ Date W1 Lecture / Topic/ Event (Monday) L1.Introduction Tutorials/Activities (Friday) Briefing – Project 1A The Design Journal Submission & Brief W2 L2. Sketching Part 1 [Tutorial] Project ONE A [IDJ 01 Brief] W3 L3. Sketching Part 1 [Tutorial] Project ONE A W4 L4. Principles & Elements of Design Briefing – Project 1B [Tutorial] Scale + Arch Handwriting [Tutorial] Project ONE A W5 L5.Drawing Convention PIN UP SUBMISSION 1A 23/10/2013 [Tutorial] Project ONE B W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 ((MEASURING SITE)) [IDJ 02 Brief] IDJ 01 Submission 25/10 [Tutorial] DRAWING SEMESTER BREAK / ACTIVITY WEEK 2nd-10th Nov 2013 L6.Diagrams [Tutorial] Project ONE B [IDJ 03 Brief] IDJ 02 Submission 22/11 L7. Design Process & Design [Tutorial] Project ONE B Concept and Approach L8. Intro to Site Analysis Part 1 SUBMISSION 1B 29/11/2013 EPORTFOLIO Briefing – FINAL PROJECT SUBMISSION L9. Presentation Part 1 [Tutorial] Final Project Part A (group) [Tutorial] Final Project Part B 11/12/2013 HOLIDAY [Tutorial] Final Project Part A (group) SULTAN OF SELANGOR BDAY [Tutorial] Final Project Part B L10. Portfolio + Model Making PRESENTATION FP - PART A 20/12/2013 CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 21st-29th DEC 2013 01/01/2014 HOLIDAY [Tutorial] Final Project Part B NEW YEAR W14 L12. Presentation Part 2 PRESENTATION FP – PART B 10/01/2014 17/01/2014 HOLIDAY THAIPUSAM [Tutorial] Final Project Part C W15 [Tutorial] Final Project Part C W16 L13. Visual Montage W17 Presentation Preparation IDJ 03 Submission 14/12 [IDJ 05 Brief] IDJ 04 Submission 3/1 CHINNESE NEW YEAR 25th JAN 2014 - 2nd FEB 2014 L14. Final Lecture [Tutorial] Final Project Part C W18 [IDJ 04 Brief] PRESENTATION SUBMISSION FP – PART C - 14/02/2014 Note: This subject outline is module to change with short notice FNBE - Design Visualization [DMZ.SEPT.2013] TEMP 8 IDJ 05 Submission 24/1 IDJ FINAL SUBMISSION ** FINAL EPORTFOLIO SUBMISSION**