INDES 273 Interior Design Studio III • 5 Cr.


Introduces fundamental concepts and methods for planning, organizing, and arranging spaces in the interior environment. Students examine space in terms of human needs, activities, and priorities and apply design processes to make the best functional and aesthetic use of space. Prerequisite: INDES 172 with a C- or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Successfully employ the elements and principles of Design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to both define and organize space and form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the design process, utilizing programs, concepts, and schematics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design spaces for the diversity of human needs.
  • Define and apply universal and accessible design strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the design process, utilizing elements and principles of design through sketches and schematics to develop a concept.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write programs, concept statements, and design statements to validate design solutions relative to the objectives of the project program through the application of the design process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write client profiles, identify the design problems for the various clients and environments, problem solve and validate the design solution relative to the program objectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the design process, and human factors by successfully completing projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the design theory, concept, design development and intent by using correct architectural graphics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human factors, by designing with the concepts of universal and accessible design; for example, design a project with these concepts evident.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design an environment that illustrates the relationship between human behavior and the built environment; for example, design a project for people with special needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build a model to communicate design intent.
  • Demonstrate fundamentals in communications by expressing design ideas clearly in oral presentations and critiques.