This four-week ‘boot-camp’ course presents a comprehensive introduction to the core skills and techniques in digital design and fabrication. It will be centered on the development of associative geometric models in Grasshopper, and the relations between digital morphogenesis and material realisation. Students will become familiar with the necessary exchange of data between the digital and physical realm through the formalisation of the inherent geometric relationships in all different elements of the developed designs. The course will be supplemented with regular tutorials on mathematics, and on the appropriate techniques for recording, describing and documenting digital and physical experiments. The Induction Studio will conclude with fabricated and digitally modelled material systems that resolve problems of parametric control, material behaviour, structural integrity, tessellations of three dimensional components, precise dimensional control, programme and spatial organisation.