Nine Interior Architecture and Design students recently wrapped up a 5-week “mini-mester” entitled Experimental Digital Graphics. The goal was to visualize and share previous studio projects using emerging digital technologies. During the five weeks, students investigated multiple software programs including Prospect, Enscape, Lumion, Illustrator, and Entiti. They used these programs to create walk-through animations and generate stereoscopic panoramas linked to QR codes for easy viewing. They would then “walk” through their space using the department’s HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) headset, and discover the realms of augmented reality and digital drawing.
Enriching the course was a virtual meeting with IA&D alum Sam Al-Mutawa (2016) who leads customer service efforts for a large VR firm. The students also visited FSU’s new Innovation Hub to see their equipment.
Those taking the class were able to demonstrate their final project by either sharing the outcomes of their work at FSU’s annual DIGITECH showcase (recently held on April 10th) or creating a video surrounding the role of technology in design. DIGITECH participants included Natasha Gillum (grad), Baili Martin (senior), and Evanjelina Neri (senior). Baili and Eva were awarded the Campus Choice Award.
The course was taught by Assistant Professor Amy Huber, who envisioned it to empower IA&D students to leverage emerging media to communicate their sophisticated design ideas.
The project animation was created by Alanna Frierson, Baili Martin, and Evajelina Neri.