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2002

Design (Philosophy)

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Ventures In Dichotomy: Rigor And Tolerance In The Beginning Studio, Hector Lasala Mar 2002

Ventures In Dichotomy: Rigor And Tolerance In The Beginning Studio, Hector Lasala

Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

As a beginning design teacher for over twenty years, I have learned that educating beginning designers entails reaching a delicate and difficult equilibrium between two contradictory positions: while maintaining the rigor of high aspirations that expect all students to exhibit sophistication of concerns and execution in their designs, one must also remain aware that each student's process is unique and fragile. This condition summons one to tolerance (not to be confused with indulgence) and much patience. This pedagogical approach, one that we practice at our school, is provokingly summarized in a phrase by one of my accidental mentors, "We ...


Musical Beginnings: Musings On Teaching With Music In The Fundamental Design Studio, John Maze Mar 2002

Musical Beginnings: Musings On Teaching With Music In The Fundamental Design Studio, John Maze

Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

The beginning design student, like any other. is confronted with a world riddled with a multiplicity of physical, sociological, and psychological conditions that can thwart efforts to objectify contextual design determinants. Given the complexity of the twenty-first century environment, students should perhaps be given a non-building t ype of environment to hone their analytic abilities prior to taking on such a proliferation of perceptual stimuli. Physical environments such as urban settings that typically make up the sites for early design problems are simply too complex for students to first learn to perceive their surroundings in an objective manner. Too many ...


Setting A Baby Into The Grass: A Biological Model Of Interactions Between Concrete And Abstract Learning Experiences, Stephen Temple Mar 2002

Setting A Baby Into The Grass: A Biological Model Of Interactions Between Concrete And Abstract Learning Experiences, Stephen Temple

Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Give a baby its first experience in a grassy lawn and it will roll and frolic in the grass, reveling in its presence against its skin, in its hand. Its fingers will fondle and finesse the blades, press into the mass of roots, break and tear. Learning takes place literally at the fingertips, in the direct experience of the feel of each blade. New connections to the physicality of the world are formed and, in so doing, corresponding new representations of that world are created. Each new contact with the world becomes then an experiment, a test of these representations ...


Detail Of Two Cities: Utilizing Urban Analysis And Recombination As The First Project In The Fundamental Design Studio, John Maze Mar 2002

Detail Of Two Cities: Utilizing Urban Analysis And Recombination As The First Project In The Fundamental Design Studio, John Maze

Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

In the fundamental design studio, I have been using two disparate cities from dramatically distinct topological and topographical situations as the protagonists in an American urban love story. Students dissect the essential structure and quality of each city into discernible layers of data, and speculate about the similarities and differences between the two. Then collaboratively, students "mate" the cities together to form an offspring city that contains the "genetic" layers of data from its parents. The teams of collaborators must critically transform both cities into one, designing the insertions and overlays from one into the other at the regional scale ...