The work of the semester was divided into two parts: work on projects, work on the format and presentation of completed projects. Each of the projects was carried out during one month. The remaining time was reserved for the preparation and design of the final presentation.
The main idea of the course is in simultaneous and interrelated mastering of the basics of design and pitching tools. Here, the pitch, among other things, builds taste, the accustomation to fine quality, and sometimes even the direct design approach. The range of tools is fairly broad: Photoshop, Sketch UP, AutoCAD, After Effects, Blender.
The final presentation is completely transferred to the electronic format: each project has its own website, built on Tilda and adapted for viewing on different devices.
Team leaders: Andrey Kiselev, Sergey Shestopalov.
There were two projects in this semester: a ventilation shaft and a viewpoint
The aim of the first seemed to be reduced to finding a formal solution for an extremely utilitarian urban object. It was initially approached as a simple exercise in creating a "beautiful" sculpture. But there is another layer of meaning behind it - a rethinking of the ordinary and unnoticeable. A reconfiguration of the students' view, whose attention now includes those aspects of the environment that are usually excluded from it.
The second task is about the space of "user experience". From the very beginning of their work on the viewpoint, the students had to answer three questions: "who is the observer?", "what is being observed?", and "how does their project shape the environment and the observation scenario". From the answer to these questions, the project story emerges. It ceases to be a pile of construction materials and becomes a narrative embodied in the materials.