A Broader View of Computer Aided Design: A Novel Course Coupling Art, Communication and Engineering

by Timothy K. Hight, Santa Clara Univ, United States,
Thomas Shanks, Santa Clara Univ, United States,
Susan Felter, Santa Clara Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


A novel course is described which brings together faculty and students from Engineering, Communication and Art Departments. Students are introduced to a sophisticated computer art program, LUMENA and to some basic aspects of the design process and the elements of good presentations. The students work in interdisciplinary teams to solve socially important design problems and then to present those solutions in a formal setting making use of the LUMENA graphics.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Students | Coupling | Professional development | Engineering education | Computer aided operations | Graphic methods | Faculty

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