(Project laboratory, Informatic laboratory, Workshop)

  • Language: ITALIAN
  • Enrollment: 24-04-2024to hour 12:00 on
  • Subject area: Soft skill, personal and career development|Tools
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Students of CdL Interior Design, CdLM Interior and Spatial Design, CdL Product Design and CdLM Integrated Product Design.

Basic knowledge of the Rhino McNeel software is required in order to participate in the course.

it is therefore necessary to have a computer (Aplle or Pc) with this software installed

Max. number of students
Selection Criteria
Passing the following exams: Laboratorio del disegno 1° anno
                                           Strumenti e metodi del progetto 1° anno
                                           Laboratorio di modellazione 2°anno

Selection and admission to the course will be based on the average of the grades obtained in the above courses and the order of registration.
3d print, digital fabrication, grasshopper, parametric modelling
Arts and craft, Communication and presentation skills, Interior design, Product design, Industry 4.0, Computer science, Artificial intelligence, Software, Information technologies

Description of the initiative

Computational Design is an evolving concept that defines the application of computer strategies to the design process in its many aspects and activities. The approach involves the management of design complexity through the development of algorithms and logical procedures capable of solving specific problems. With Grasshopper, a Rhinoceros plug-in, the system of parametric bonds that characterises any morphology can be configured and modified exclusively through a diagram. The different design instances can be articulated into emergent relational structures capable of transferring to the designed systems typical characteristics of living systems such as the capacity for adaptation, transformation and self-organisation. It thus becomes possible to achieve complex shapes and articulated morphologies that are difficult to control using conventional digital modelling software.The ability to organise complex geometries would be useless for design purposes without the possibility of realisation. In parallel with, or perhaps because of, the development of algorithmic modelling, recent years have witnessed the pervasive digitisation of manufacturing processes, thanks to machinery capable of building the designed object globally or by parts from the digital model. This process is known as digital fabrication and summarises characteristics typical of the industry, such as the precision and reproducibility of products and craftsmanship, from which it inherits the custom design and the possibility of personalising the product. The symbolic tool of digital fabrication is the 3D printer, a machine capable of creating any three-dimensional morphology but requires specific skills to express its full potential.The conscious use of these tools and processes is fundamental for the development of professionalism that responds to the needs of today's world of work, so the course is aimed at students interested in parametric modelling related to 3D printing who intend to have greater control of the project in both the concept and realisation phases and is structured to provide adequate mastery of both modelling and machine management processes.The teaching is organised according to modules that cover the most critical aspects of the software and delve into theoretical topics related to the control of complex geometries, to realize what has been designed and drawn using digital fabrication techniques (3d printing, laser cutting, numerical control machines)


dal July 2024 a July 2024


8\7\2024 dalle 10.00 alle 16.00
9\7\2024 dalle 10.00 alle 16.00
10\7\2024 dalle 10.00 alle 16.00
15\7\2024 dalle 10.00 alle 16.00
18\7\2024 dalle 10.00 alle 16.00
19\7\2024 dalle 10.00 alle 16.00

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