Course info

LAD302 Advanced 3D Tools for Design and Planning

Course responsible: Ramzi Hassan
ECTS credits: 5
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
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,
Frekvens: Even numbered years
First time: 2010H
Preferential right: M-LA, M-BYREG, B-LI.
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 and construction. 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 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:
The course will function as an arena to investigate and work with various case studies and topics connected to digital tools and 3D visualizations in design and planning. Students will have knowledge on learning new tools and implementing it through various types of projects. Students will be able to think beyond using a digital tool. Students will learn to be critical on using and selecting a digital tool for presentation and communication. Students will learn how to develop design proposals more accurately, connected to the real geographical site, and in the context of the existing environment. Students will learn how digital tools are been used as multidisciplinary platform for collaboration and communication with broad audience
Teaching methods:
- Lectures. - Supervision session. - Individualgroup project work
Teaching support:
Provided by the start of 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:
Lectures: 20 hours. Practice at computer lab with supervision: 26 hours. Individual work: 104 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. 
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått

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