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נושאים מתקדמים בעיצוב דיגיטלי

Advanced Topics in Digital Design

Dr. Amit Zoran, CSE

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

zoran@cs.huji.ac.il

www.amitz.co

Semester B, Tuesday 10-12 Rothberg B210

Office hours Wednesday 10-12 in Rothberg A116

General

In this class, we will study and practice principles of computational design with emphasis on parametric design and computer-aided design SW. The class will include a theoretical discussion on hybrid design and craft and their intersections with the digital realm.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) - 67298

Grading

Attendance 5%

Paper presentation 10%

Assignments 30%

Final project 55%

Books

Elements of Parametric Design. Robert Woodbury Routledge, 2010  

Parametric Design for Architecture. Wassim Jabi. Laurence King Publishing, 3 Sep 2013

The Craft Reader. Front Cover Glenn Adamson Bloomsbury Academic, 15 Feb 2010

Schedule

Week 1

Lecture: Introduction to class and project, parametric design overview, formal definitions and primitives, geometric transformations, curves (85min) PDF.

Assignment #1 (1 week): Portobello Mushroom (1st part) 3D Rhino model. Take a Portobello Mushroom, photo it from three different directions, and 3D model it in Rhino. Don't use Grasshopper. Try to keep the mushroom geometric integrity as accurate as possible but don't get into texture or small details. Submit your Rhino model.

Week 2

Class exercise (10min).

Lecture: 2D patterns, ornaments (20min) PDF.

Craft Video: Lee Kang-hyo 'Onggi Master' - film about a Korean potter (2014) Goldmark Gallery LINK.

Assignment #2 (1 week): Portobello Mushroom (2nd part) 3D Rhino model. Continue your Rhino model, this time get into details and give the mushroom texture based on a reference from here LINK. Don't use Grasshopper. Submit your Rhino model and your photos.

Week 3

HW review and critique (and a note on rendering, concept design and CG art, 25min).

Class exercise (10min).

Lecture: Tessellations, fractals, projection (45min) PDF.

Assignment #3 (2 weeks): Parametric design of a 2D pattern using Grasshopper. Extract a 2D contour from your mushroom model and use it as a primitive to create a 2D tessellation. Your auto-generated tessellation needs to implement a traditional ornament style. Submit your Rhino file, Grasshopper program and a single paragraph explaining how your pattern implements the selected style.

Optional Craft Video: Japanese Yosegi Art - kougeihin.jp (2017) LINK

Week 4

Craft Reading: Walter Benjamin (1936) The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction LINK.

Craft Reading: Richard Pye (1968) The Nature and Art of Workmanship LINK.

Craft Video: Ken Matsuzaki: "Elemental" feature film about Japanese potter (2013) Goldmark Gallery LINK.

Week 5

Review and critique on homeworks (and a note on ornaments in modern design and architecture, Amit 25min).

Lecture: 3D (50min).

Assignment #4 (after Passover): Choose a family of natural shapes (such as flowers, butterflies, leafs, corals, mushrooms). Select three distinct examples form your family. Develope a parametric design space (on paper) that contains your three examples and formally describe it. Submit your work.

Week 6

Review and critique on homeworks (Amit 25min).

Final project assignment (for the last week): Building upon your assignment #4, use grasshopper to create the  parametric design space you defined. Your model must allow for continues transitions between your preliminary examples. Submit a table of models per parameters including your preliminary examples and transitions between them. Implement a 3D pattern using your model and based on one of the advanced modeling topics you (will) learn in class. Prepare a 10min presentation for the last lecture.

Craft Video: The ostrich eggshell-beads craft of the Kalahari people (2013) Amit Zoran LINK

Craft Reading: Polly Wiessner (1997) Seeking Guidelines through an Evolutionary Approach: Style Revisited among the !Kung San (Ju/'hoansi) of the 1990s. Archeological Papers of the AAA , 7.1. LINK

Week 7

Parametric Design Lecture: Design space, transitions, signature (Rony 45min).

Craft Reading: Amit Zoran (2016) The Craft of the Kalahari People - And a Critique on Modern Craft Theories LINK

Craft Reading: Ingold, Tim (2011). The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill. On Weaving a Basket. Routledge; Reissue edition. LINK

Week 8

Lecture: Optimization and parametric design, uses of AI and genetic algorithms, Galapagos, Karamba and Kangaroo plugins, gradient descent (45min).

Lecture: TBD (Amit 45min).

Week 9

Lecture: FEM (45min).

Final projects discussion (Amit 45min).

Week 10

Reading: Malcolm McCullough (1997) Abstracting Craft: The Practiced Digital Hand. MIT LINK

Parametric Design Videos (50min).

Week 11

Reading: Amit Zoran (2016) A Manifest for Digital Imperfection. XRDS 22, 3 LINK

Final projects discussion (Amit 25min).

Guest Lecture: Style (Hila & Nir 45min)

Week 12

Video: Netflix Documentary Series: Cooked (2016) Michael Pollan (plus a discussion)

Week 13

Projects Presentations