Collaboration of majors

Landscape architecture is not the type of major that is confined to one specific criterion that can define the profession in a single word; instead it is an accumulative of various skills and methods that shapes the practice. With that being said, there is a wide variety of fields and or aspects of the profession that one as a landscape architect can fall under. So working with different professions and people of various skills or educational levels is something that will occur in the field on a day to day basis. This collaboration of professionals is something that most students do not get the opportunity to do in the classroom. So the fact that this quarter in studio we were able to work with not only one but two completely different majors was an experience that I learned a lot from. Computer science and graphic design, something that as a landscape architect major I never thought I would experience.

This to me was a great experience to learn the different processes that other majors do to accomplish a project and the methods in which we communicated amongst each other was that of trial and error until we were on the same page.  Experiencing what it took to put our content and graphics into a website from an outside perspective made me appreciate the work that goes into building website that we take for granted in our day to day routines. In addition, the graphic artist also displayed certain traits that were useful to us as designers such as choosing color palettes and displaying information in a manner that is easy to read for a wide variety of audiences. The typical quarter in design usually starts with us doing a site analysis and ending with a design and so far every quarter is the same structure. So this quarter has been different but useful for our learning process that not only benefits us in the world of landscape architecture but in that area where different professions come together and makes things happen.

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