ID 203 Foundation Studio II

An introduction to the principles of interior design and the relationship of humans to the built environment. The course emphasizes the physiological and psychological needs of the end user and the means to analyze these needs. Design process, spatial problem solving, human factors, color theory, and historic precedents are introduced and applied. Freehand drawing techniques are reinforced through floor plans, elevations, and perspectives. Studio. Studio. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in ID 102 and 122. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: INQ. (3)

Course Objectives

  1. Apply the iterative process using sketching, space planning, and 3-d massing to solve interior design problems;
  2. Comprehend the impact of human factors, such as proxemics, crowding, privacy, territoriality, and universal design, on interior spaces;
  3. Apply appropriate aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to studio projects;
  4. Create interior environments that are responsive to the needs of people, concerned with function, efficiency, and psychological needs;
  5. Search for and analyze information, including historic precedents, needed to solve interior design problems;
  6. Appropriately select and apply color with regards to its multiple purposes (behavioral, aesthetic, symbolism);
  7. Effectively communicate a design response using written, oral, and visual techniques.

Course Textbooks

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Course Literature

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CIDA Information

S.8 f. explore and iterate ideas
S.8 g. design original and creative solutions
S.10 f. apply precedents to inform design solutions
S.11 b. 2D and 3D approaches
S.11 d. apply 3D design solutions