Computer Graphic Techniques I

Teaching staff

Ricard Marimon

Ricard Marimon

Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design (Top-Up in Design) from the Elisava and the Winchester School of Arts at the University of Southampton.

Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design (Top-Up in Design) from the Elisava and the Winchester School of Arts at the University of Southampton.

Laura Tordera

Laura Tordera

Architecture graduate from the ETSAB (UPC).

Architecture graduate from the ETSAB (UPC). Laura specialises in graphical representation and the organisation and management of work groups.

Fact sheet

Formal qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Design

Credits: 6

Course: Third

Typology: Elective Interior Design

Code subject: GDVI23


The course is an introduction to computer-based graphic representation tools (3D CAD, SketchUp, Photoshop) as tools specifically for the design of spaces.

The first part focuses on drawing in AutoCad; in this part, knowledgeon 2D is consolidated and 3D is reviewed in-depth. The second part focuses on the post-production of images in SketchUp and Photoshop.

The purpose of this course is to train the student from two perspectives: they are to produce images for presentations, which will allow them to quickly express their ideas; and they are encouraged to use 3D tools in their projects as something that is fully integrated into their creative process.



1. Introduction.

  • Methodology, organisation and consolidation of two dimensions. Photoshop as a tool for expression and for the post-production of images.

2. Three dimensions.

  • Basic modelling. SCP, work plans, solid objects and surfaces. Simple procedures. Photomontages, vanishing points and shadows.
  • Placement of cameras and an introduction to the render.

3. Complex modelling.

  • Advanced-level modelling. A more technical view of three-dimensional modelling.
  • Technique versus expression. Final message. Post-production of rendered images.

4. Project workshop.

  • Strengthen and maximise the expression in the final submitted works of the Interior Design Projects course. Monitoring and emphasis on the capacity for abstraction and representation of ideas.



  • Produces images and accurate models through the application of AutoCAD 3D to spatial surveys.
  • Makes imaginative animations that depict short tours through the designed space.
  • Properly lights day-time scenes.
  • Is comfortable working with ITCs in a virtual interaction context.



  • SS5. Excellent command of languages of expression, graphic representation techniques, digital imaging tools, and formal and manual production techniques specific to different fields of design, thereby enabling their consistent application in the experimentation, development, execution and presentation processes inherent to professional projects.



  • Observation of participation
  • Monitoring of the work produced
  • Reports from students and tutors