Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Contemporary Problems in Computer Graphics

CGT 41100 / 3 Cr. (2 Class, 2 Lab)

Groups will identify, design, qualify, manage, create, and present a final project relative to existing or emerging issues within computer graphics. Activities and experiences will explore related topics such as project planning and management, user expectations, project politics, interpersonal communications skills, and quality management. The course concludes with faculty, peer, and practicing professional evaluation of oral, written, and media presentations.

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Suite Packages as selected by each Group
  • Students preference downloads

Course Outcomes (What are these?)

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge, technical skills, and personal discipline required to work successfully with a client in a team environment to develop and bring an applied project to a successful conclusion for implementation (CGT b & d)
  2. Explain and demonstrate the importance and prepare necessary documents for a negotiated project (CGT e & f)
  3. Systematically identify, evaluate, and solve project design and production problems in a team environment (CGT b & d)
  4. Develop an understanding, and be able to use appropriate technical and business terms in the development of supporting documents (CGT e & f)
  5. Present your team project in front of an evaluation team at both the "No-Go" and "Completed" stages of the project (CGT f)


CGT Student Outcomes (What are these?)

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e)  An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 

  • Building a Killer Resume
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Negotiating Strategies
  • Understanding the Workplace Environment
  • Writing a Project Proposal
  • Creating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Working With Clients: Solving Problems and Understanding Your Client
What You Will Learn

1. Presenting Yourself in the Correct Light

  • Correctly prepare a resume which follows accepted business layouts and details your work experience and education
  • Outline the steps necessary to ensure a successful interview including preparation and delivery
  • List and demonstrate appropriate salary and contract negotiating techniques

 2. Understanding Workplace Environments

  • Explain the diverse types of workplace environments graphical artists and technicians may find themselves in
  • Explain in detail the risks associated with misunderstanding the “Chain of Command” in a workplace
  • Explain using several examples the risks that can be run in a workplace by not observing proper cultural and gender-based policies and procedures
  • Define what constitutes being party to unethical or illegal actions in the workplace

3. Generating Workplace Legal Documents

  • Explain the difference in detail that exists between a Project Proposal and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Properly develop a Project Proposal
  • Properly develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

4. Working in a Team Environment

  • Participate fully as a team member in the selected “Group Project”
  • Assist in bringing the Group Project to a successful conclusion
  • Participate in all Group development and final presentations