Subjects

In addition to these subjects, SMArchS and PhD students have taken classes outside the Department or through cross-registration. View a selection of classes taken by previous students with their comments.

instructors
units
2-2-8 U/G
schedule
LEC: MW 9:30-11, select a lab:, LAB 1: W 7-8:30, LAB 2: R 9:30-11 (4-153, W31-301, W31-301)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces 3-D CAD modeling to students with little or no experience in design or computation. Teaches surface, solid and mesh modeling techniques combined with a variety of modeling applications, from 3D printing to CNC fabrication and 3D rendering. Includes weekly modeling assignments leading up to a final project.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G
schedule
M 12:30-3, M 7-8:30 (1-150, 9-450A)
prerequisites
UG: 4.500, G: permission of instructor
description

Note room change for lab: the M 7-8:30 pm lab session will now meet in room 9-450A
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instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9:30-12:30 (4-144)
prerequisites
description

Introduces a visual-perceptual, rule-based approach to design using shape grammars. Covers grammar fundamentals through lectures and in-class, exercises. Focuses on shape grammar applications, from stylistic analysis to creative design, through presentations of past applications and through short student exercises and projects. Presents computer programs for automating shape grammars.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-132)
prerequisites
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations, shape and structure, designs.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
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prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Subject canceled.

instructors
units
1-1-4 G / 1-1-7 G / 1-1-10 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-304)
prerequisites
4.562, 4.564 or permission of instructor
description

This course provides opportunities for a student to develop an independent research project with a topic related to digital design media. The primal audience are students with background in spatial design who have already acquired basic technical foundation in advanced graphics software and/or graphics programming languages through the previous classes at MIT.

instructors
Takehiko Nagakura, Federico Casalegno
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
W 10-1 (E15-335)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the future of mobile interactions and pervasive computing, taking into consideration design, technological, social and business aspects. Discusses theoretical works on human-computer interaction, mobile media and interaction design, and covers research and design methods.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
description

Explores the varied nature, history and practice of computation in design through lectures, readings, small projects, discussions, and guest visits by Computation group faculty and others. Topics may vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

4.581: Introduction to traditions of research in design and computation scholarship.
4.582: In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

 

 

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
W 6-8 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.

instructors
units
2-0-4 G / 2-0-7 G
schedule
R 5-7 (9-217)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: class now meets R 5-7 in room 9-217