LINC 84D: VECTOR-BASED GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR MAKERSPACES
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Basic computer skills and knowledge of Macintosh or Windows operating systems; familiarity with web browsers, email, downloading, and uploading.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
- Use the interface, tools, and basic techniques of a vector-based graphic design program to create a graphic design document.
- Identify vector and bitmap graphics and know how each functions in a makerspace context.
- Use line and pen tools to draw and trace graphics.
- Create and manipulate shapes to develop complex objects.
- Create typographic illustrations for makerspace purposes.
- Format various graphics based on the requirements of different makerspace tools.
- Interface and tools
- Work area layout
- Customizing work area
- Tool functions
- Graphic file formats
- Attributes of vector graphics
- Converting bitmap graphics to vector format
- Refining conversions
- Line and pen tools
- Line tool
- Pen tool
- Pen curvature tool
- Layer management
- Tracing illustrations
- Shape creation tools
- Transform, rotate, warp, skew
- Merging shapes
- Slicing shapes
- Font manipulation
- Typographic conversions
- Type on a path
- Graphic formatting
- Laser cutter formatting
- Vinyl cutter formatting
- CNC machine formatting
- 3-D printer formatting
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. When taught online via Canvas students must have current email accounts and/or ongoing access to computers with email and web browsing capability
Method(s) of Evaluation
Designing and developing makerspace illustration projects and products
Presenting the product or project to peers, capturing feedback, and using it to revise the product or project
Making constructive contributions to class discussions and peer review feedback
Method(s) of Instruction
The student will be writing notes, listening, and participating in lecture presentation
The student will be observing an instructor-led demonstration and/or actively practicing the demonstrated skills
The student will be presenting and communicating their ideas in discussion and/or participating in peer reviews
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Glitschka, Von. Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork, 2nd ed.. 2015.
Frasie, Radu. Graphic Design Handbook, 1st ed.. 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Writing assignments include a major course project and multiple developmental projects, online discussion response, and critical analysis of peer's educational projects.
- Outside assignments include conducting project development, planning, reading, and developing the project through an iterative process.
- When taught online these methods may take the form of video, audio, animation and webpage presentations. Writing assignments are completed online.