This course will focus on the importance of design communication to compliment traditional architectural representation methods and, importantly, enhance core ideas and feelings that form a clear visual language. Through the use of hybrid drawing techniques, you will understand the potential of realising ideas at all stages of the design process...
Taught by: Owain Caruana-Davies.
This course will focus on the importance of design communication to compliment traditional architectural representation methods and, importantly, enhance core ideas and feelings that form a clear visual language. Through the use of hybrid drawing techniques, you will understand the potential of realising ideas at all stages of the design process. Working within architecture and interior design industries, it is crucial to tactically and critically express a clear vision to your clients and the public. With design communication techniques continually evolving and social media providing a powerful platform to portray ideas, your success relies on your ability to appropriate methodologies for each project. With a recent shift towards the presentation of designs combining the qualities of both physical and digital drawing, the creation of hybrid drawings and models effectively translates imaginative, rich and complex ideas for the future. This course does not teach you to draw in a particular style or technique, but will provide you with the tools and mind-set to acknowledge the importance of design communication in the past and present. It will formulate a foundation for you to critically demonstrate and develop your own strategies to represent your own ideas.
- Drawing: Combining digital and physical
- History of design representation
- Creating a composition
- Choosing a design methodology
- Realising ideas
- Refinement of ideas through language
At the end of the course you will have experimented with a variety of techniques and tools across multi-media platforms to communicate your design ideas. You will understand the importance of assessing the appropriate type of visualisation to successfully present particular parts of a project at different times.
Who Should Attend
Passionate individuals studying or working within architecture or interior design, seeking ways to translate their ideas through a multidisciplinary approach to design. Also suitable for aspiring designers, makers, creators and thinkers keen to expand their techniques and approaches to visual design communication.
All Levels Welcome
Owain Caruana-Davies is a spatial designer, artist and design educator based in London. Born in Wales, Owain's background is in architecture where he earned a degree from Oxford Brookes School of Architecture. After working as an architectural designer he achieved a scholarship to complete an MA in Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts. His masters project titled ‘Fragmentation’ received a Distinction and was awarded the 'Dean's Award' following a successful exhibition in London. His research focuses on post-industrial obsolescence through intervention and inhabitation, particularly within the ship breaking industry. With a strong interest in design education, Owain has been invited as a tutor and critic to the following institutions: University of the Arts London, University of Westminster, Oxford Brookes University, and University for the Creative Arts. Owain's passion for teaching established from his experience as a counsellor overseeing 730 students to help with problems including mental health and wellbeing. Owain is a Director at Beat It Percussion CIC. A Non Profit Organisation with a primary focus on people who are living with dementia and the community around them, who benefit from the practical, emotional and social support provided by interventions. Owain is working on a number of projects in London and is currently a sessional design lecturer at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts. His artwork has been exhibited in London, Boston, Lithuania and Ukraine.
- A3 Sketchbook
- Camera (phone camera is sufficient)
- USB Data Storage Device (8gb is sufficient as minimum)