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INDES 352 Design & Fabrication • 3 Cr.

Description:

Gives practical experience in designing and building furniture. Students combine knowledge of design theory and processes, materials, and drawings with hands-on experience in the shop. Topics include engineering basics, manufacturing processes, joinery, and finishes. Either INDES 152 or INDES 352 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.

Description starting Summer 2016

Gives practical experience in designing and building furniture. Students combine knowledge of design theory and processes, materials, and drawings with hands-on experience in the shop. Topics include engineering basics, manufacturing processes, joinery, and finishes. Either INDES 152 or INDES 352 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: ART 108.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Sketching and Drawing
    • Produce quick (5min.) sketches expressing the essence of a furniture form.
    • Produce original drawings extracting the major features and salient design points of well-known 20th century furniture styles.
    • Identify various furniture styles, locations and resources.
    • Critique various sketches and drawings using effective communication skillsDesign Process and Materials
    • Follow a specific design process utilizing rough sketching, refined drawings, mock-ups, working drawings and cut lists.
    • Select materials and finishes linked to the appropriate use and aesthetics of the designed project and justify selection process.
    • Develop and deliver an effective oral and visual design presentation to a live audience.
    • Create a piece of furniture following the outlined design process from beginning to endAssess design process and materials selection, and develop recommendations for improvement
  • Shop Project
    • Demonstrate safe and efficient use of woodworking machinery and basic hand and power tools.
    • Apply effective and sound construction techniques and basic joinery
    • Construct and individually designed piece of furniture
    • Assess progress of furniture construction at different steps in the fabrication process and recommend design or construction modifications for improvement
    • Participate in the design process in a hands-on workshop environment. (e.g. student would work through a project from the initial design stages, problem solving, construction, and through completion of a finished piece of furniture.)

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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