Design and Visual Communication (DVC)

Design and visual communication focuses on understanding and applying drawing techniques and design practice to communicate design ideas. Students enhance their ability to conceptualise, develop, and communicate design ideas and potential outcomes, and their skills to interpret graphical information (Source: tki.org.nz).  Spatial Design (Architecture) and Product Design. 

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DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION (DVC) TITLES. THE AUTHOR HAS AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF EBOOKS (RESOURCES/LESSONS/ETC.) AVAILABLE AT FIVE HOUSE PUBLISHING. VISIT TO EXPLORE THE DIFFERENT TITLES. 

 

ABOVE IMAGE: Some of the 26 titles by the author on Design and Visual Communication (DVC) at Five House Publishing. Visit to download. Many free resources available. https://fivehousepublishing.com/product-category/design-visual-communication-sustainable-architecture-sustainable-product-design/

DVC eBook Volume 1

DVC eBook Volume 2 

SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. 

Link to free software download: http://www.sketchup.com/

 

Above: The picture shows a conventional drawing board used by architects and engineers. I remember the days when I used similar equipment. It stirs up some sweet, fond memories of the past! Used some talcum powder  to keep the drawing paper clean and grease free when at high school. Good old days! Paper drawings and freehand sketches are still an indispensable part of architecture, engineering and design work. Computer aided software however is now being used by most architects, engineers, designers, etc. A very user friendly computer aided design program is Google Sketch-up, and it is free to download. See the tutorials on YouTube: sketch-up tutorials. 

video below: Speed sketching using aone-point-perspective technique: Creating shadows. Media used pencil, ink pen, vivid and 'pro-marker' pens (coloUr).

     

 

Freehand sketching - sectional view AND PLAN VIEW: Forest Retreat.  

MORE ABOUT THE Video: Architectural freehand sketch of design concept for a forest hideaway retreat (Actual Drawing Time: 27min). Ink pen used. Shows the plan view (includes landscaping), and sectional elevation with some additional details.