Our workshops and laboratories
Design is a lot of brainwork - but it's more fun with the right Engineering and Technology at hand!
The special rooms, equipped to a high standard, allow you to work on your projects in the best possible way as part of your Design studies:
Here, basic drawing and sketching skills are tested using a wide variety of techniques (e.g. pencil, graphite, charcoal, chalk, ink, watercolor...) and materials (e.g. drawing paper, tracing paper, watercolor paper, gray cardboard, cardboard, canvas...). Short introductions and exercises provide the necessary input to then find a drawing / experimental approach to their own study topic.
In this workshop, students explore the topics of type, form, color, and halftone. Background knowledge about type such as type history, systems of measurement, legibility, types of typesetting, and correction marks are essential content. From point to surface is relevant in the topic of form. Color looks at the digital and analog aspect of color. Associative, emotional, factual and rational work is done with color. Raster looks at what a raster actually is, where it can be used, and how to create one.
Photography is more than just pressing the shutter button on an iPhone. It is a highly creative medium that opens up the possibility of staging, documenting or putting things into perspective. In this workshop, craft basics such as time & aperture are taught as well as the technical aspects of studio photography and photography as a means of expressing feelings and moods.
In order to be able to operate interactively, i.e. in interaction, a software interface, website or device, an interface is required. To build such an interface, that is, to program, we need tools and must master them. This workshop offers an introduction to programming for designers and builds bridges between Design and Engineering and Technology.
In addition, working prototypes are designed and built here. Milling and grinding machines, soldering stations, 3-printers, and lasers help.
You can find insights into projects created in the Interaction Design Lab on our YouTube channel: Interaction Design Lab FHV.
The Mac rooms and AV Lab are equipped with specialized software for the design field.
Just as you learn to handle shapes, colors or fonts professionally in the InterMedia course, you learn to "play" with words professionally in the text workshop. Methods of creative writing or reflective writing are also introduced and tried out.
Basic knowledge of sound design and sound technology to work auditively on your own study project or free projects are the focus of the sound workshop. From sound recording in a studio environment to experimenting with musical instruments (drums, guitars, bass, synthesizers), everything is possible.
The Videolab is top equipped with green screen, multi-camera technology and mobile control room. All moving image projects can be implemented here. The necessary equipment can be borrowed by the students free of charge.
You can view current results from the moving image workshop on our youtube InterMedia channel.
In this laboratory, students engage in two main areas of study: 3D and virtual worlds.
3D computer graphics and animation opens up endless creative possibilities from visualizing ideas and products to animating virtual objects or characters to manifesting digital designs using 3D printing. This workshop will allow you to get a taste of the variety of possible applications of 3D graphics.
Virtual worlds, our digitally augmented environment and the world of games.
How is interactive and virtual content created and designed? What are the possibilities of current devices such as SmartPhones, Smart Glasses and laser projectors to perceive our environment and augment it with digital design? How can the three-dimensional world around us be augmented with virtual information for real-time support? What methods, concepts and technologies exist to convey content in a playful way? How are games designed, developed and created that can motivate us in everyday life and work?