Course code LAD302

LAD302 Advanced 3D Tools for Design and Planning

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Course responsible: Ramzi Hassan
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max 25 students, min 10 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel,
Course frequency: Even numbered years
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:
This course is for students who have mastered intermediate skills in digital tools and wish to explore new potentials and complications associated with 3D visualizations in interaction with landscape, urban planning, architecture, construction and cultural heritage. The course will offer possibilities to work with various types of technology for design and planning which might include: 3D modelling, 3D visualizations, animation, immersive Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, Reality Capture. The emphasis is put on investigation of the added values of using digital tools in design and planning scenarios for enhancing understanding, collaboration and communication. The Virtual Reality Lab (VR-Lab) will offer an arena for testing and experimenting of new ways of knowledge-sharing, increasing collaboration, motivation and engaged learning.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge:  Students will investigate and work with different cases studies related to the use of 3D modeling and visualization in the design and planning process.

Skills: Students will gain knowledge of and ability to learn new tools and utilize it for different types of projects. Students will be able to use digital tools as an interdisciplinary platform for cooperation interaction and communication with a wide audience.

General competence: Students will be able to think critically about the use of digital tools for presentation and communication. Students will be able to think beyond using a digital tool.

Learning activities:
- Lectures. - Supervision session. - Individualgroup project work
Teaching support:
List of literature is been provided by the start of the course and is connected to the topic and the tools that are been introduce in the course.
LAD100, LAA116, LAD202. Or similar competance.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Attending lectures + supervision sessions + delivering assignments + presenting final project.
Students will present their final project work in a seminar at the end of the course in the presence of an external examiner.
Nominal workload:
Organized teaching includes lectures, supervision, excursions, reviews is 125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course is based on a combination of lectures, practice hours at computer laboratory, excursions and group work with individual or group supervision. The course might follow one the following approaches: First: Introducing a specific digital tool with the aim to investigate its potentials in design and planning. Examples includes studying BIM for landscape, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality. Second approach: Introducing a case study based on a real project with the aim to use digital tools and 3D visualizations to understand many aspects and problems connected it.  Examples includes studying specific urban or landscape location, reconstruction of historical gardens and sites, studying the future development and potentials of a certain site.  After being introduced to digital tools and the case study, students are required to investigate the topic individually or in groups and will be asked to identify the approach that they will follow.  Students would get access to the VR-Lab to test theories and aspects connected their topics. Group presentations will be scheduled to monitor the development level of investigation work and provide feedback. At the end of the course, students or groups are expected to present the final work and hand-in a description of their work. 
There are possibilities that LAD302 course or some topics that we will deal with in the course can be offered in collaboration with other courses at master level. More information is presented at the beginning of the course.
External examiner will go through students work, teaching material, final project, course structure and check whether course objectives are been achieved.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed