WRITE, ESTABLISH, ASSESS, VIEW, AND EFFECT
Student Learning Objectives:
Global Perspective for Design
Student work will demonstrate understanding of: a) the concepts, principles, and theories of sustainability as they pertain to building methods, materials, systems, and occupants, b) the implications of conducting the practice of design within a world context, c) how design needs may vary for a range of socio‐economic stakeholders, and d) students understand that social and behavioral norms may vary from their own and are relevant to making appropriate design decisions.
Students will be able to: a) identify and define relevant aspects of a design problem, b) gather appropriate information and research findings to solve the problem, c) generate multiple concepts and/or multiple design responses to programmatic requirements, and d) demonstrate creative thinking and originality through presentation of a variety of ideas, approaches, and concepts.
Students work will demonstrate an awareness of the role of: a) collaboration, consensus building, leadership, and team work, and b) interaction with multiple disciplines representing a variety of points of view and perspectives.
Students will be able to a) express ideas clearly in oral and written communication, b) use sketches as a design and communication tool (ideation drawings), c) produce competent presentation drawings across a range of appropriate media, and d) produce competent contract documents including coordinated drawings, schedules, and specifications, and e) integrate oral and visual material to present ideas clearly.
Students projects/tests will demonstrate understanding of: a) the contributions of interior design to contemporary society, b) various types of design practices, c) the elements of business practice (business development, financial management, strategic planning, and various forms of collaboration and integration of disciplines), d) the elements of project management, project communication, and project delivery methods, and e) professional ethics.
History of Design
Students projects/tests will show understanding of the social, political, and physical influences affecting historical changes in design of the built environment, b) movements and periods in interior design and furniture, c) movements and traditions in architecture, and d) stylistic movements and periods of art.
Space, Form, and Color
Student work will demonstrate effective application of: a) two‐dimensional design solutions. b) three‐dimensional design solutions, c) color principles, theories, and systems, and d) the interaction of color with materials, texture, light, form and the impact on interior environments.
Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, and Finish Materials
Student work will demonstrate effective application of a) broad range of materials, products, and maintenance requirements, b) appropriate materials and products on the basis of their properties and performance criteria, including ergonomics, environmental attributes, and life cycle cost, and c) layout and specify furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
Student work will demonstrate: a) understanding of the principles of natural and electrical lighting design, b) competency in the selection and application of light fixtures and light sources, c) understanding of the principles of acoustical design, e) understanding of the principles of thermal design, g) understanding of the principles of indoor air quality.
Interior Construction and Building Systems
Student work will demonstrate understanding of: a) structural systems and methods, b) non‐structural systems including ceilings, flooring, and interior walls, c) distribution systems including power, mechanical, HVAC, data/voice telecommunications, and plumbing, d) energy, security, and building controls systems, e) the interface of furniture with distribution and construction systems, and f) vertical circulation systems
Student work will demonstrate understanding of laws, codes, standards, and guidelines that impact fire and life safety, including: a) compartmentalization: fire separation and smoke containment, b) movement: access to the means of egress including stairwells, corridors, exitways, c) detection: active devices that alert occupants including smoke/heat detectors and alarm systems, d) suppression: devices used to extinguish flames including sprinklers, standpipes, fire hose cabinets, extinguishers, etc.