Laser modelling using principles of Design Thinking

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Dr. Padmaja Patnaik

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Course Name : Laser modelling using principles of Design Thinking

Code(Credit) : ABC01(0-2-2)

Course Objectives

With this course Students will learn

  • About design thinking
  • Learn CorelDraw
  • Implement design thinking to design objects suitable for laser cutting machine

Learning Outcomes

After learning the course the students will

  • be able to understand the concept of design thinking
  • be able to use CorelDraw program
  • be able to design small objects for laser cutting

Course Syllabus

Module I

Introduction to Laser. Laser Applications. Laser cutting. Tools used for laser cutting.

Practice 1: Introduction to various laser cutting machines - virtual

Module II

Introduction to Design thinking, stages of design thinking process – empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test, applying design thinking to products.

Practice 2: A case study for design thinking – product oriented

Module III

Learning CorelDraw: exploring the CorelDraw screen, basics of coral draw

Practice 3: Setting Up the Page, Inserting and Deleting Pages, Using Multiple Workspaces, Customizing the Toolbars

Module IV

Drawing and modifying objects, drawing and using tools, drawing and using shapes

Practice 4: Drawing and Shaping Objects, Drawing and Shaping Tools, Using the Freehand Tool

Practice 5: Drawing Shapes, Drawing, Reshaping Curves and shapes

Module V

Working with objects in CorelDraw

Practice 6: Moving, Copying and Deleting Sizing Objects

Practice 7: Transforming Objects, Modifying details of objects, Aligning Objects, Combining and Breaking Objects, Welding Objects

Module VI

Learning designing in CorelDraw, special effects and texts

Practice 8: Using Layers, Editing Layers, Moving, Copying, and Locking Layers

Practice 9: Working with special effects, Working with Text, Creating Artistic Text, Formatting Text

Module VII

Essentials for Laser cut design - Laser cutters only support vector files, right material for the project, developing a lasercut-friendly design into a lasercut-proof one

Practice 10: Basic requirements for laser cut friendly designs

Practice 11: Working With Bitmaps, Creating a Greeting Card, Creating Labels

Using Corel Trace, Tracing Images

Projects:

Apply the concept of design thinking for the projects.

  1. Laptop Stand (acrylic)
  2. Customized Awards
  3. Keychain Designs
  4. Magnet Design
  5. Modern Wall Clock Design 
  6. Tea coaster designs
  7. Acrylic Wax Seal Matrix 
  8. Wood Cut Puzzles 
  9. Table Name Design
  10. Wall Plug Frame Design
  11. Candle Holder Design
  12. Designer Mirror

Session Plan

Session 1

Introduction to Laser. Laser Applications. Laser cutting. Tools used for laser cutting.

Practice 1: Introduction to various laser cutting machines - virtual

Session 2

Introduction to Design thinking, stages of design thinking process – empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test, applying design thinking to products.

Practice 2: A case study for design thinking – product oriented

Session 3

Learning CorelDraw: exploring the CorelDraw screen, basics of coral draw

Practice 3: Setting Up the Page, Inserting and Deleting Pages, Using Multiple Workspaces, Customizing the Toolbars

Session 4

Drawing and modifying objects, drawing and using tools, drawing and using shapes

Practice 4: Drawing and Shaping Objects, Drawing and Shaping Tools, Using the Freehand Tool

Session 5

Practice 5: Drawing Shapes, Drawing, Reshaping Curves and shapes

Session 6

Working with objects in CorelDraw

Practice 6: Moving, Copying and Deleting Sizing Objects

Session 7

Practice 7: Transforming Objects, Modifying details of objects

Session 8

Practice 8: Aligning Objects, Combining and Breaking Objects, Welding Objects

Session 9

Learning designing in CorelDraw, special effects and texts

Practice 9: Using Layers, Editing Layers, Moving, Copying, and Locking Layers

Session 10

Practice 10: Working with special effects, Working with Text, Creating Artistic Text, Formatting Text

Session 11

Essentials for Laser cut design - Laser cutters only support vector files, right material for the project, developing a lasercut-friendly design into a lasercut-proof one

Practice 11: Basic requirements for laser cut friendly designs

Session 12

Practice 12: Working With Bitmaps, Creating a Greeting Card, Creating Labels

Using Corel Trace, Tracing Images

Session 13 to 25

Apply the concept of design thinking for the projects.

  1. Laptop Stand (acrylic)
  2. Customized Awards
  3. Keychain Designs
  4. Magnet Design
  5. Modern Wall Clock Design https://www.ponoko.com/blog/design-ideas/laser-cutter-projects-ideas/
  6. Tea coaster designs
  7. Acrylic Wax Seal Matrix https://aplazer.com/20-crafty-uses-for-a-laser-engraver-and-cutter/
  8. Wood Cut Puzzles https://aplazer.com/20-crafty-uses-for-a-laser-engraver-and-cutter/
  9. Table Name Design
  10. Wall Plug Frame Design
  11. Candle Holder Design
  12. Designer Mirror

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