Category Archives: DH

DH 02: The Human Spark 09/06/17

Primitive to say the least…
VIDEO: Tools, v2.0
READ: Old Caves
READ/LISTEN: NPR – Oldest painters
VIDEO(2):Lascaux is Art
READ: Beads
READ: Cave Jottings – Writing on the wall
Petro
READ(3): A very Foxy Gene
Pictures to Pictographs.
“A” for the bulls
I have an idea
More abstract
Egyptian pictures = history
Gimme some of that Vinca
Proto-Sinaitic script = Alphabet?
And that is just the start, folks. Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and our very own Roman alphabet
BREAK:
VIDEO: Watch the following Documentary

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog
DESN200-MinorProject

DH 01: Introduction 08/30/17

Intro:
Are you a designer?
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
Makers?
READ: The hand Ax
READ: I give you, Fire!
Not that easy
Before clothes…
Modern art
Narrative and virtual space
All over the place
And by Design…

ASSIGNMENT:
AUDIO/READ: Animal design or sheer luck?
VIDEO: Kanzi – What about designing tools?
READ: The missing link?
READ: The hand Ax
READ: I give you, Fire!

DESN 200: Design History Course Work

1. Intro
2. The Human Spark
3. Stone Structures & Civilization
4. Present Minor Project
5. Ancient Machines
6. Ancient to Middle Ages
7. Cathedrals and Arms
8. Presentation
9. Cartography RENAISSANCE
10 Rise of the Individual Designer
11. Age of Enlightenment
12. Design in the Modern Era
13. 20th Century
14. Visual Communication
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15. Final Presentations

Major Project 1:
Example

FINALS:
Catapult Documentation
Catapult Documentation 2
Catapults in action

Student catapult in action! #catapults #desn200 #uarts

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Redesign History
Redesign History 2

DH 13: VISUAL COMMUNICATION 20TH CENTURY 04/21/17

Modernism in a Painting
The Bauhaus
A new Visual Language
Brands are symbols
VC for ages
Type is not all the same
Master type from a Master
Not Just a symbol
Test of Time
Roots and Rank
Old Signs and older stones
Campbell kids
When brands are too good?
What’s the big deal? It’s all the same, no?

Italian Dynamism, was about motion
Russian style
Graphic Impact
Seeds for the future

VIDEO: Montage
VIDEO: October
VIDEO: “Stadsmuziek” Akko Goldenbeld
Postmodern eraout with modernism
READ: History of VC
READ: Russian Constructivists

ASSIGNMENT:

PAST ASSIGNMENTS:
1. DESN200-MinorProject
2. Answer questions in “Stones of Baalbek” Worksheet. Visuals preferred.
3. DESN200 Major Project #1: Due 03/17

MAJOR PROJECT #2 – FINAL: Due 04/28/17
Part 1: Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Part 1a: Addendum Pt. 1 – Building from Plans
Part 2: Designing from History

DH 12: Design in the Modern Era 04/14/17

Diderot
Industry
Birth of digital computing
Babbage
Diff Eng
Pascaline and innards
Leibniz wheel
Automata at the FI
VIDEO: Lost art of Automatons alive
VIDEO: Diff Engine in action
Countess
Live hard, die young
Follower of Ludd
Jacquard Loom in acton and results
First Program
First Computer, that never was…
VIDEO: TED ED
…but may still be

Sagrada Familia
Modernism in Painting
VIDEO: The horse in motion (Eadweard Muybridge)
Examples: Form and Function
VIDEO: Craft Movement
VIDEO: Bauhaus in a Nutshell
VIDEO: Walter Gropius – The Dessau Bauhaus

ASSIGNMENT:
VIDEO: Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine
READ: We All Live in a Bauhaus

PAST ASSIGNMENTS:
1. DESN200-MinorProject
2. Answer questions in “Stones of Baalbek” Worksheet. Visuals preferred.
3. DESN200 Major Project #1: Due 03/17

MAJOR PROJECT #2 – FINAL: Due 04/28/17
Part 1: Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Part 1a: Addendum Pt. 1 – Building from Plans
Part 2: Designing from History

DH 11: AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT 04/07/17


Some of the Greats
Map: Italy
Map: Europe
The PressChanged the world
Age of Science continues
Dennis D’s Wikipedia
VIDEO: His Encyclopedia
Revolution

Machine ToolsExample
Steam Power
Water Power Plus
The Steam Age
Powered Transportation
French Steel
Philly Steel

MAJOR PROJECT #2 – FINAL: Due 04/28/17
Part 1: Enlightenment /Denis Diderot
Part 1a: Addendum Pt. 1 – Building from Plans
Part 2: Designing from History