Make a mark on your city
Are you an artist, designer, engineer, and creative looking to augment their talent with digital skills to make a mark on your city? Then this course is for you!
This course will help you to:
Solve problems using critical and design thinking and scientific reasoning.
- Ideate solutions for complex challenges using design thinking and rapid prototyping.
Create strategies that can be implemented to fulfill personal, civic, and social responsibilities.
- Research and respond to various social, urban, and infrastructural forces to support their design projects.
Use computer and emerging technologies effectively.
- Design using industry-standard CAD/CAM software and harness advanced manufacturing to build their final projects.
This course teaches the principles of design thinking, advanced manufacturing, and rapid prototyping in the context of shaping public spaces. Ideally suited for artists, designers, engineers, and creatives looking to augment their talent with digital skills to make a mark on their city. The students will learn fundamental design concepts and CAD/CAM techniques and how to apply them to solve urban challenges with alternative creative solutions. At the end of the course, the students will be able to develop and build a three-dimensional prototype of their designs.
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? CONTACT US
If you are a Miami Dade College degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a for-credit course, email Miriam Kohel at [email protected] to obtain a discounted price.
Course Structure (Lab Hours – Recommended, Fridays: 5-8 p.m)
Week 1: Intro day. Class expectations, software setup, rules, overview, a tour of Makers Lab. Tactical Urbanism Lecture + Project Intro
Lab Hours: Illustrator Workshop
Week 2: Site Visit/Data Collection (Meet in Wynwood)
Lab Hours: Laser Cutting Workshop
Week 3: Design Thinking Charrette Presentation/Tactical Urbanism Precedence
Lab Hours: Fusion360 Slicer Tutorial
Week 4: Materials & Techniques
Lab Hours: Designing for CNC Tutorial
Week 5: Design Concept Presentations + Prototype Due / Critique
Lab Hours: Prototype Development
Week 6: Renderings & Diagram Development
Lab Hours: Project Build
Week 7: Project Build
Lab Hours: Project Build
Week 8: Final Presentations
Lab Hours: Set Up Presentations
Class Structure (180 mins)
Students go over content at home before coming to class
15 mins – Progress check from the previous class
45 mins – Lecture
30 mins – Exercise
15 mins – Break
35 mins – Technical Skill Building
35 mins – Challenge / Project Building
5 mins – Cataloging progress in Sketchbooks
5 mins closure & next steps (Online material to go over before next class, and homework)