Discussion Board

Use the discussion board to post your questions and comments. 

Submission Zone
Submit PDF copies of your assignments and projects to this submission zone.

Course Server Login

Materials for inclass demo will be stored in the course server. To log in under windows, right-click the red "N" in the lower left corner of the screen and select "Novell Login."

User name: udp573
Password: digDesign

Strongly Recommended Reference Materials

1. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team (Author).

2. Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop, Second Edition by Tim Ormsby, Eileen Napoleon, Robert Burke, Laura Feaster, and Carolyn Groess

2. Introduction to Google SketchUp by Aidan Chopra and Laura Town

Previous Years' Project

Project for 2009

Pike-Pine Conservation Overlay District:Overview & Map

Share space for Pike-Pine Project

University of Washington, College of Built Environments

URBDP573, Spring 09
Digital Design Practicum

Lecture and Lab: MW 1:30~3:20 pm
Additional Lab: F 11:30~1pm
Meeting Place: Gould 007 F, Digital Commons
Credits: 4

Instructor: Manish Chalana, Ph.D.
Email: chalana@u.washington.edu
Office: 448C Gould Hall
Office Hours: By appointment only

TA: Kuang-ting Huang, Ph.D. Candidate
Office hours: F 11:30-1pm in Gould 007 F

Syllabus & Schedule

Weekly Announcement

Pike Pine Tour on April 5 (Sun) at 11am:
Meet at Bauhaus Books and Coffee at 10:50 am



You will be provided ArcGIS 9.3 and Google SketchUp Pro 7 software in the class that you can use on your personal computers (Auth Info). However you need to sign up on your own to get Adobe InDesign CS4 and Adobe Photoshop CS4. A fully functional 30-day trial copy is available from the Adobe website.

Application Server

You can get access to ArcGIS 9.2 and Adobe CS3 via the Citrix Application Server which allows you run applications that are not installed on your local computer from a remote server. This service works on both Mac's and PC's over any internet connection and all you need it the free Citrix client installed to your local system.

Server Login : https://citrix.caup.washington.edu
User Name: Your UW Net ID
Password: Your UW Net ID Password
Domain: netid

Academic Software

You can buy software from the UW Bookstore at student prices. For a complete list of UW exclusive software pricing, click here.

Useful Online Resources