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Secondo Semestre

Training objectives

The main objectives of the course are to provide students with the necessary knowledge to read and create a technical drawing and to learn how to use 2D and 3D software for the creation and representation of parts and executive tables.
Most of the lessons will be related to the use of software to allow students to gain proper confidence in the skills required by the market.

The learning process is articulated on different types of software specifically designed to elaborate on different types of content. Specifically, the lessons will focus on raster graphics, 2D and 3D vector graphics, providing replicable methods for the different sectors (industrial, mechanical and architectural design).

The methodological approach used in the teaching process and the experimentation in the classroom ensure that students are indipendent from specific software and can critically orient themselves towards the package most suitable for them. The course also deals with technical drawing and related regulations.


Master the essential tools of hand drawing in general and orthogonal projections in particular. Basic knowledge of computer science and raster graphics.

Course programme

Lessons will focus on advanced vector drawing, three-dimensional modeling, advanced raster graphics, photography, and rendering.
The following tools will be used:
- Adobe Photoshop for raster drawing
- Autocad for vector drawinga
- SketchUp (3D modelling for Architecture and interior design) allestimento)
- Fusion360 (3D modelling for Industrial Design)

Other specific software and plugins may be included depending on the tutorial.

Didactic methods

The training activities will be organized in lessons dedicated to theories and methods of representation, to be followed by exercises in workshop mode, aimed at developing application skills.

Learning assessment procedures

In order to assess the correct learning and the achievement of educational objectives, the examination will consist of two parts:
- evaluation of the long-term exercise concerning the correctness and representative quality of the requested drawings according to criteria established at the beginning of the courses;
- final assessment of the consistency of the methodological approach and the representative choices made and knowledge acquired.

Reference texts

Reference texts by area

Technical drawing, standards and fundamentals of descriptive geometry
¿ CONCHERI TOSETTI G., Elementi di Disegno e Normativa. Ed. Cortina, Padova, 1996.
¿ PASCUCCI C., Geometria descrittiva per il disegno industriale, fondamenti e applicazioni. Gangemi Editore, Roma, 2000.
¿ STRANERO S.L., CONSORTI R., Disegno, progettazione e organizzazione industriale, vol. 1-2-3, Ed. Principato, Milano, 1996.

Digital drawing
¿ FOLEY J. D., VAN DAM A., FEINER S.K., HUGHES J. D., Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice. Addison-Wesley, Milano, 1996 (2nd ed.).
¿ GALLONI L., Disegnare il Design, Hoepli, Milano, 2002.
¿ MARINI D., BERTOLO M., RIZZI A., Comunicazione visiva digitale, fondamenti di eidomatica, Addison-Wesley. Milano 2001
¿ MITCHELL W.J., Digital Design Media, edizione italiana, McGraw-Hill, Milano, 1996.
¿ MALDONADO T., Reale e Virtuale, Feltrinelli, Milano, 2007.
¿ UNALI M. (a cura di), New lineamenta, Roma, Kappa, 2009.

Rapid prototyping
¿ VILLA W., S., Stampa 3D professionale. Design, prototipazione e produzione industriale, Editore ¿¿ Tecniche Nuove, Milano, 2014.
¿ HALLGRIMSSON B., Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design: Second Edition, Laurence King Pub, London, 2019.

Design and designer
¿ BARILLI R., Informale Oggetto Contemporaneo. Feltrinelli, Milano, 1979.
¿ BERTOLA P., MANZINI E., (a cura di), Design multiverso. Appunti di fenomenologia del design., Milano, 2004.
¿ CELASCHI F., Non Industrial Design. Contributi al Discorso Progettuale, Luca Sossella Edizioni, Milano, 2016.
¿ MUNARI B., Fantasia, Bari, Laterza, 1977.
¿ MUNARI B., Artista e designer, Bari, Laterza, 2017.

- Other handouts provided by the teacher.