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Introduction to Digital Techniques in Urban Design

Online Courses I 2022

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Drawing: Borderfield II Jordan River Valley II Huai Kuan Chung, Bridgett Cruz, Shuman Wu, Jiahong Lu II Columbia GSAPP

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Drawing: Huai Kuan Chung II Columbia GSAPP

About

About

The Intro to Digital Techniques in Urban Design program aims to introduce contemporary representational techniques for urban design. It helps to understand how urban designers think, work, and communicate. The primary role of this program is to provide an entry point into digital software that explores innovative approaches for urban design. Participants learn the basics of geographic information systems, 3d modeling and video making programs while gaining experience with efficient cross-platform workflows for collaboration. The program accommodates beginners and individuals with low digital skills. 

By combining the conventions of representational techniques, participants are offered opportunities to discover the value of spatial data exploration and analysis (GIS); descriptive and generative 3d modeling (Rhino, Grasshopper) and multimedia storytelling with motion graphics compiled as video (After Effects) into new constructs for envisioning urban space. The instruction and use of multiple formats broadens possibilities for idea creation, development and articulation. 

Program discourse

Program Discourse

Registrations now open for batch starting

December 12th 2022

(Duration of sessions: 60 minutes minutes including lectures and live/recorded video presentation and Q&A)

SCHEDULE OF THE PROGRAM

WEEK 01

Session 01

12th December 2022

Monday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Introduction to the program 

Introduction to GIS 1  

Lecturer: Sasha Mahajan, New Delhi, India

                 

Session 03 

14th December 2022

Wednesday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

GIS Exercise and student presentation

Lecturer: Sasha Mahajan

Session 02 

13th December 2022

Tuesday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Introduction to GIS 2  

Lecturer: Sasha Mahajan

Session 04

15th December 2022

Thursday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Introduction to Rhino as a modelling tool 

Lecturer: Huai Kuan Chung, Taiwan

Session 05

16th December 2022

Friday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Introduction to Grasshopper and it's applications in urban design 

Lecturer: Huai Kuan Chung, Taiwan

Session 06

17th December 2022

Saturday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Rhino and Grasshopper exercise and student presentation

Lecturer: Huai Kuan Chung & Piyush Prajapati, Dubai

WEEK 02

Session 07

19th December 2022

Monday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

 Introduction to Video Making using After Effects in conjunction with Illustrator -part 1

Lecturer: Piyush Prajapati, Dubai

Session 08

20th December 2022

Tuesday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

 Introduction to Video Making using After Effects in conjunction with Illustrator - part 2

Lecturer: Piyush Prajapati

Session 09

21st December 2022

Wednesday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

After Effects Exercise and Presentation

Lecturer: Piyush Prajapati

Session 10

22nd December 2022

Thursday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Use of sketching, google sketchup, photoshop in Urban Design

Lecturers: Debayan Chatterjee, Dubai

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Session 11

23rd December 2022

Friday I 8 pm IST I 10:30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Sketchup and sketching exercise and presentation

Lecturers: Debayan Chatterjee, Dubai

Drawing and graphics: Huai Kuan Chung II Columbia GSAPP

Batch strength

Minimum 20 participants I Maximum 40 participants

Incase a batch does not have the minimum number of participants, we may postpone the date of start of the batch. 

Medium + Language of instruction

Online (Zoom) I English

Takeaways

Take-aways/ benefits of the program

  • A basic knowledge of digital techniques used in urban design and their applications

  • Introduction to spatial data exploration and analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and it's applications in urban design

  • Introduction to 3d modeling using Rhino 

  • Introduction to Grasshopper in conjunction with Rhino to create scenario building and design analysis of urban issues

  • Introduction to multimedia storytelling with motion graphics using film/ video in After Effects , along with creation of Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) in conjunction with Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Introduction to digital publishing on personalized online websites. 

  • Introduction to sketching as a tool in Urban Design in conjunction with Google Sketchup and Photoshop

  • Interaction with Urban Design graduates or assistant professors and visiting lecturers from the top Urban Design graduate programs in the world, working in internationally renowned Architecture and Urban Design offices across the world, from North and South America, Europe and Asia

  • On completion of the program, a certificate will be issued and emailed from the AUDAcademy.

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Drawing,: Huai Kuan Chung II Columbia GSAPP

Lecturers

Instructors

Online sessions introducing digital techniques in Urban Design conducted by Urban Design graduates or assistant professors and visiting lecturers from some of the top Urban Design graduate programs in the world - Columbia University GSAPP, New York City; School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL, London; University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA working in internationally renowned Urban Design offices across the world.

AUDA network

The AUDA Network

The AUDA Network

25 countries I 55+ cities

AUDA Network_India

AUDA Network_India

50 colleges I 25 cities

250+ students I 25 countries I 55+ cities

UD Certification

Certification

On successful completion of all 11 sessions and the exercises, a certificate will be issued from the AUDAcademy.

Soft copy of certificates will be emailed to the students. 

Registration fees: INR 4500 for participants in India I USD 85 for participants outside India

Registration will be closed once batch is full! Register today for batch starting December 12th 2022!

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FAQ's

Frequently asked questions

When is the final date of registration?

The final date of registration is December 11th 2022

What is the registration fee?

INR 4500 for participants in India I 85 USD for participants outside India

What is the duration of each session?

 60 minutes with interaction

Will I be getting a certificate for the program?

Yes, on successful completion of all 11 sessions and the exercises for each software, a certificate will be issued from the AUDAcademy.

Soft copy of certificate will be emailed to the participants. No hard copy will be issued.

What is the maximum batch size?

The maximum batch size is 40. Registrations will be closed once the batch is full.

Can we register as a group?

Each individual has to register separately.

Do I need prior knowledge in any of the softwares to participate?

The program is for beginners and accommodates individuals with low digital skills. 

Will materials/ tutorials be shared?

Yes, video tutorials will be shared. 

I am a student. Can I participate?

Yes! We welcome all students from architecture, design, planning, and other related fields involved in the process of city study and making.

I am a professional. Can I participate?

Yes! Professionals in the field of architecture, design, planning, and other related fields are welcome to participate!

Where can I ask further questions?

Please email us at rashi@audacademy.org with any other question​s that you may have!

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