Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
Representation project
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Design And Visual Communication - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Blotto Laura       20 40 0 41 7
Vezzetti Enrico ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/15 20 40 0 55 7
Vitali Marco ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ICAR/17 20 40 0 41 11
Allasio Ludovico Tullio Piero       20 40 0 55 5
Ceppa Clara ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     20 40 0 55 10
Vicentini Riccardo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     20 40 0 55 9
SSD CFU Activities Area context
A - Di base
A - Di base
B - Caratterizzanti
Formazione di base nel progetto
Formazione di base nella rappresentazione
Discipline tecnologiche e ingegneristiche
Subject fundamentals
The Laboratory, a multidisciplinary, is aimed at the knowledge of the techniques and tools of representation for the design project. Introduces and integrates the scientific approach to the representation - according to the principles of projective and descriptive geometry - with graphic-visual techniques and digital manuals necessary activity of the designer, and with those specific to the building of real and virtual models of the artifact, existing or planned. .
The Laboratory offers various cultural approaches to the representation of the project, with their languages, methods and tools, in order to direct the student, through shared tracks and objectives, towards a conscious and appropriate use dela representation of design artifacts.
It is structured in lectures and exercises evenly divided among the following courses: Fundamentals and applications of descriptive geometry; for the design drawing (overall representation and detail); real and virtual representation (two-dimensional and three-dimensional). It's half-year and placed in the 1st year, 1st semester.
Expected learning outcomes
Integrated skills that are intended to provide students are guided by a methodology polytechnic representation, scientific and practical at the same time. The ability to acquire is the ability to make appropriate choices objective representation of graphic communication, the dimensional scale and context of the object represented and the specific stage of the design process in which you are operating.
More specifically, it identifies the following objectives:
- Basic knowledge and skills in communication through the graphical representation to sketch;
- Capacity in relief, with drafting of eidotipi manuals and digital restitution;
- Specific knowledge and skills in the use of different techniques and different tools of representation (for each discipline of the Laboratory) for the design;
reading skills, management and control of three-dimensional shapes using the tools of descriptive geometry;
- Organizational skills and communicative management of two-dimensional representation (project tables) and three dimensional (model);
- Ability to work in teams under the guidance of an integrated and multidisciplinary teaching
- Time management skills and resources
- Ability to present their work in public in Italian and English.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Attitude to manual design; basic knowledge of technical drawing, art history, the elements of visual communication; basic knowledge of computer equipment; attitude to manuality.
The laboratory is interdisciplinary and integrates the contributions of disciplines:

Providing the scientific basis (theoretical and practical) of the language of drawing meaning design and geometry as "vision and conception of the world", the theoretical basis of the practices undertaken: away from problems related to subjectivity and objectivity in the criticism of the existing knowledge rappresentazionealla (recognition of shapes and their representation), the demonstration project using the tools of descriptive geometry. The main topics covered are: projective and descriptive geometry Principles; Orthogonal projections; isometric projections; Perspective projections; Theory of shadows.

DESIGN FOR DESIGN (6 credits, 60 hours)
It provides the cultural and technical tools for the representation / communication of formal, functional, expressive and product techniques. It is divided into two parts:
- The first is dedicated to the communication of the overall information of the product, in order to reflect their nature, size, usability and expressiveness through manual rendering techniques;
- The second is dedicated to the standardization and unification of technical drawing and representation with manual techniques and digital elements of the product detail.

Provides the cultural and technical tools to effectively manage the relationship between two- and three-dimensional, real and virtual communication. It is divided into Theory of models (types and communicative ends), Construction of the real model (materials and processes), Digital graphics for communication (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), Digital design for two-dimensional technical representation (Autodesk Autocad).
The student will be able to discuss, choose and use a variety of representation methods and techniques, from real models to digital design, so as to best represent the product in function of the communication directed at different subjects (client, producer, consumer) and with different objectives: from the communication of the concept to the inspection and control of the design, from the communication of the characteristics of use to the constructive ones, ending with promoting the product.
Delivery modes
The Laboratory consists of three disciplines (6 credits each) organized in lectures and short tutorials, to which is added a deepening given by the laboratory macro-exercise, in this case turning it on across the three disciplines. Each discipline is organized in lectures and tutorials and assessment activities, i.e. the classroom review and discussion (individual or collective) of processed works.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Summary of the topics undertaken, copy of the slides and other material illustrated/used during the lessons (in paper and computer form), as well as documents used in the overall organisation of the teaching activities will be available on the teaching portal or supplied to the students directly in the classroom.
Some reference texts:
Foundations and applications of descriptive geometry
- Docci M., Maestri D., Scienza del Disegno, Cittą Studi, Turin 2008
Disegno per il design (parte 1)
- Chirone E., Tornincasa S., Disegno Tecnico Industriale, vol. I e II, Ed. il Capitello, Turin 2006-2007
Design for design (part 2)
- Anceschi G., Monogrammi e figure, La Casa Usher, Florence-Milan 1981
- Baldeschi C., Il manuale del colore 2, Ikon Editrice, Milan 2004
- Munari B., Design e comunicazione visiva, Laterza, Bari 1968
Real and virtual representation
- Bagliani D., Architettura, Disegno, Scala grafica, Celid, Turin 1987
- Bistagnino L., Giordani M., Percorsi tra reale e virtuale, Celid, Turin 1995
- Polato P., Il modello nel design, Hoepli, Milan 2000.
- Ceccarelli N., Progettare nell'era digitale: il nuovo rapporto tra design e modello, Marsilio, Venice 2003.
Assessment and grading criteria
Regular attendance to lessons is required, also for the final grade that will be given in a single exam mark. The activities carried out will undergo intermediary evaluations, both mono-disciplinary and in seminars covering all subjects. Said intermediary evaluations will go towards the final grade, based on the presentation and discussion of final examination papers (written and graphic). Laboratory activities are carried out by students individually or in groups depending on the discipline; each student will be given an individual result (expressed with a single grade), which will take into consideration the intermediary mono-disciplinary and seminar evaluations (written, oral, graphic), the evaluation of the presentation and discussion of the final examination papers and individual participation in the task and the group presentation.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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