As you might remember there was a student rep meeting during last weeks class.
It was pretty early on in the session so not a great deal to report, but below is a list of the issues raised and our responses to them (in no particular order):
1. It was noted that the Sketchup resources provided are a little basic, your reps asked for further resources to bridge the gap between their modeling capabilities and aspirations.
The most popular Sketchup plugin that deals with designing complex curves and geometry is called Artisan Tools. Many students have used it in the past to great effect.
https://artisan4sketchup.com/ here is a pdf user guide and a link to some video tutorials
We'll publish more advanced tutorials as they come to hand ... or if you can recommend some please let us know in the comments below.
2. Brief ambiguities were causing some confusion.
Our response here is that if anything is ambiguous run it past your tutor, and if they agree it could be interpreted in multiple ways then you are free to choose which way suits you. To help we will explicitly link the marking criteria to each specific task in EXP2. The student reps felt this will help to resolve the issue.
We note that the Marking Criteria has been available from the beginning of Experiment 1 and will also be available from the beginning of EXP2 and EXP3.
3. The student reps noted that the additional material (pdf / lecture / links to tutes on the blogs, etc) have been a useful and welcome resource during the studio session.
We will keep doing this; we added an ARCH1101 Pinterest page recently. If you have other suggestions for good was to get resources to you please let us know in the comments below.
With that in mind ... is anyone using https://ask.fm/?
Russell and Andrew