2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Visualization Across the Curriculum

Lindsey, Patricia         (252) 756-8925
      Visualization Across the Curriculum
      East Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
The field of interior design education, being able to see the future is the greatest gift. Interior design demands mastery and understanding of a complex array of topics. Knowledge bases cross the arts, architecture, human behavior, health and safety legislation, along with design history and current mode. Understanding and ideation are communicated through drafting, illustration, and modeling skills. Today, technology, in the form of computer graphics and visualization, helps design students see the future, eliminating errors and cost overruns, creating the environment that the client has in mind. Our visualization curriculum begins with two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) CAD drafting and viewing small 3D models in the VR lab. Students move forward through larger, more complex environments that they may “walk through” to evaluate, and large virtual models with color and materials application that are presented at the end of the semester. This instruction stretches across the curriculum after students are admitted to the professional level of our program. Project clients have included the creators of the Seaside, FL, New Urbanism Community, local commercial interests, the NC Rural Health Initiative, NASA, and the Space Islands in California. This presentation represents our students’ visualization across the curriculum and into the future.

Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C2 - Th 3:00 - 3:45

Grandover E

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