Thursday, January 18, 2007

Class Project: Analyzing Form

A project that would help new students of design to develop their ability to identify and talk about form would be to assign them to study auto designs and document their understanding of the langauge use by a particular auto company or trends across the industry.

Whether BMW's sculptural body side panels, the sloping nose of the Lexus brand or other distinctive markers of automotive form language would provide tangible examples for a class to study.

Using the tools of their choice students would identify, analyze and present their conclusions. The learning for the student would be in making a personal connection with form, using visual language to describe and defend their view (critical analysis)of a product that that has impacted us all.

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