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Ming-Chun Lee
URBDP 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Systematic study of specialized subject matter. Topics for each quarter vary, depending upon current interest and needs, and are announced in the preceding quarter.

Class description

### Course Content for 498E - DIGITAL VISUALIZATION:

Computer technology is pervading society at a dramatically accelerating rate which includes education and practice in the design and planning professions. As such, a concentration in the applications of computer technology to design and planning will help prepare students to become managers and leaders capable of catching up with the wave of digital technology. This course introduces computer-related tools and applications in the context of daily life as an urban design & planning student as well as in the professional urban design & planning practice. Digital technology for analyzing and representing design concepts and planning data typically includes skill development in image processing, web page design, document layout and production, and geographic information mapping and modeling. This course aims to enable urban designers & planners to fully exploit computers as design, visualization, and presentation tools.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

### Structure for 498E - DIGITAL VISUALIZATION:

The class meets on Mondays for discussion of topics and tutorials of software, and Wednesdays for laboratory sessions. There will be no midterm or final examinations. However, weekly exercises and final project will constitute the major portion of grading. Included in the weekly exercises are basic techniques and production of work using different software such as word and image processing, document publication (desktop publishing), web authoring, 2D drawing/drafting and 3D modeling. Course participation in lecture, demonstrations and pin-ups is expected.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

### for 498E - DIGITAL VISUALIZATION: The assignments will include lab sessions and a project, which will include presentation and report components.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ming-Chun Lee
Date: 05/11/2008