CGD 160: Design Technologies with CS6
CGD Design Technologies courses (CGD8, CGD9 and CGD160) use Adobe Creative Suite 6 software as a tool showcase projects they design, develop, test, manufacture and market related to their career goals. This design technology strand develops design and applied technology skills introduced in CGD 2 and developed in CGD4 and/or CGD 30. Project based learning lets students apply theories and principles required for success in diverse technical, engineering and other design careers. CGD students gain multifaceted communication skills required to propose, design, engineer, evaluate and market products using fcreative problem solving, freehand design sketches, industry standards, BIM, SolidWorks and/or other graphic design tools to propose useful products that use sustainable materials and meet their clients' needs.
Students' electronic portfolios thoughtfully communicate their skills and ideas.
Apply Technologies to Communicate Design Ideas
CGD portfolios feature projects students design and develop to prepare for diverse career goals. Portfolios enable students to show they possess specialized design skills and technical expertise employers and/or four-year universities expect. s
Projects within portfolios reflect the range of careers that CGD supports. For example, students' portfolios may include construction projects, electronic & mechanical devices, fashion accessories and furniture.
Students explain 3D models of products while applying typographic principles to explain ideas and ways to manufacture products designed and developed to meat clients' unique needs using . Students apply relevant theories and principles to ensure products they design are aesthetically pleasing, environmental sound to meet specific needs of prospective clients.