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Because drawings are possibly the most common method of communication used by technologists this programme aims to make the student aware of the basic theory behind their construction. Using graphics, models and drawings themselves Philip Steadman of the Open University discussed the principles, uses and limitations of the three most common types of drawing - perspective, orthographic and the sectional view. Having viewed it, the student should be able to describe the basic difference between perspective and orthographic, using the terms viewpoint, picture plane and projector, and to give a use for each. The programme is part of the "Home" study block serving as a tributary to the main text, rather like the printed tributaries on numeracy and literacy. The technique of flashing key words and concepts on the screen is used. To complete the work, the student should then listen to the radio programme which is closely linked, "Using Drawings, Models and Broadcasts".
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: T101, Living with technology: a foundation course
Item code: T101; 02; 1982
First transmission date: 20-02-1982
Published: 1982
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Duration: 00:23:38
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Producer: Michael Cocker
Contributors: John Naughton; Philip Steadman
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Orthographic drawing; Perspective drawing; Plan view; Sectional drawing; Technical drawing
Master spool number: HOU3891
Production number: FOUT128E
Videofinder number: 2185
Available to public: no