INDES 472 Capstone Design Studio II • 5 Cr.
Focuses on the problem solving discipline of the design process and its application to interior design. Completes the capstone studio sequence with a design development phase. Students work on a variety of professionally relevant self-directed interior design projects, pursue an individualized area of inquiry and project context, and prepare a detailed design solution and project documentation. Builds on research begun in INDES 440 and uses research and concepts developed in INDES 471 for design development process in INDES 472. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program and INDES 471 with a C or better.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical knowledge and technical skills to concepts and solutions for interiors.
- Describe and understand critical, analytical, and strategic thinking in the development of interiors.
- Describe and understand active listening skills leading to effective interpretation of requirements for interiors (for example, programming interview, participatory critiques, role playing).
- Participate in field learning to asses built environments and analyze the manipulation of space.
- Use field learning to create a shared reference expanding students’ knowledge of design influences and precedents.
- Participate in field learning to asses the implementation of construction detailing into the final built environment-spatial experience.
- Express ideas clearly in oral presentations, critiques, and interviews.
- Communicate clearly in writing, such as concept statements, reports, research papers in the development of interiors.
- Students must demonstrate understanding of project management practices, such as assessment processes (for example, post-occupancy evaluation, productivity, square-footage ratios, life cycle assessment) in the development of interiors.
- Experience opportunities to interact with practicing professionals (for example, as jurors, project critics, guest lecturers, mentors).
- Demonstrate the ability to apply the Design Process for interiors, by developing a design concept, and applying 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design elements and principles of design.
- Demonstrate programming skills using the design process, including program identification, client needs, and information gathering research and analysis for interiors.
- Demonstrate the ability to write client profiles, programs, concept statements, design statements, to demonstrate an understanding of the design process for interiors.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop a design concept for interiors. (e.g. through collage, schematics, diagrams, sketches (with shade, shadow, variety of texture, and composition), and models).
- Demonstrate competency in the selection of specific interior finishes and materials according to the specific function, code and creative purposes in the development of interiors.
- Demonstrate competency in the selection and the layout of furniture and equipment in the development of interiors.
- Demonstrate the ability to problem solve through the application of the design process, the ability to develop and draw, using correct architectural graphics, a space plan for interiors.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and draw final design documents (e.g. drafted floor plans with furniture layouts, renderings, material boards, lighting designs, custom cabinet elevations, and models) that communicate the design intent for interiors.
- Demonstrate the ability to design and draw custom interior elements in interiors (for example, case goods, floor patterning, and textiles).
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and draw selected design and working drawings to support the final design of interiors (e.g. elevations, reflected ceiling plan, and various construction sections and details, for example, stair sections, cabinet details, and lighting details).
- Demonstrate the ability to write specifications for furniture, equipment and interior architectural finishes to support the final design for interiors.
- Demonstrate the application of codes and regulations in the development of interiors, for example, correctly applying codes to egress concepts.
- Demonstrate design development skills in designing wayfinding methods in interiors.
- Demonstrate design development skills in designing graphic identification, such as signage for interiors.
- Justify design solutions relative to the objectives of the interiors project program are evident in the design process.
- Demonstrate the ability to organize conceptual and final presentation materials to support an oral presentation of the final design of interiors.