Course DescriptionIn this first in a series of studio courses, students are given the opportunity to apply fundamental design principles to the layout of interior spaces. Starting with the development of a design concept, students learn how to develop a space while incorporating the elements of ergonomics and human factors. Students also explore methods of analyzing a client's program, beginning with the bubble diagram, the block plan, and the adjacency requirements. Through a series of assignments, students become familiar with current ADA codes and clearance requirements as well as the required circulation and exit paths for a variety of building types.
Course OutlineThe first in a series of studio courses, students are given the opportunity to apply fundamental design principles to the layout of interior spaces while incorporating ergonomics and human factors.
All Level 1 courses in the Certificate in Interior Design (see curriculum sequence) or consent of program advisor. Completion of Design Communication I, II, and III with minimum of a B grade, or consent of instructor.