AR 392 Human Factors in Interior Design
FA 2006 HO
Boehr, Kay Miller
Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Master of ArchitectureRegistered ArchitectMemberships: IIDA and IDEC
Monday: 1:30 - 4:30 pm; Tuesday/Thursday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
August 21 - December 15, 2006
11:00 - 12:15 PM
Panero, Julius, AIA, ASID and Martin Zelnick, AIA, ASID. Human Dimension and Interior Space, New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1979.
Harmon, Sharon Koomen. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Pena, William. Problem Seeking, 4th edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
Pile, John. Interior Design, 3rd edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
Deasy, C.M. and Thomas Lasswell. Designing Spaces for People, Whitney
Library of Design, 1985.
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Design: Design is both creative and meticulous. It is a process that involves generating ideas, then editing and refining those ideas before producing the final result. The steps in the deisign process are universal and can be applied to any design problem, whether it is a written document, the design of a space or the design of a product.
Teaching: As a teacher I articulate what I have learned as a professional, sharing my accumulated knowledge and skills with the students. This information is the basis for a variety of activities that reinforce core learning objectives. Students observe, evaluate , collaborate and create as they approach each assignment as a design problem. Students communicate design concepts visually and orally using drawing, drafting, board building and modeling techniques.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricGrading:
Assignments (3): 30%
Observations (5): 20%
Data Gathering Project: 20%
Program (Core Assessment Project): 20%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be accepted without a written excuse attached. Late work must be turned in (with excuse attached) by the beginning of the next scheduled class or five points will be subtracted for the grade for the assignment, with an additional five points subtracted for each class period that the work is late. Many asssignments have an oral presentaiton component. There will be no make up dates for missed presentations, and regardless of excuse, the student will not recieve points for the presentation component of the assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
AR392 is a lecture class, including lecture/demonstration, discussion and student presentations. Group interaction speeds learning and increases the depth of study for all. Feedback from instructor is an important element of learning. Thus students are expected to attend class. In addition, students are expected to work a minimum of two hours outside of class for every hour in class. The studio and computer lab will be available for students' use when it is not scheduled for other classes.
A professional and respectful attitude towerd the instructor and fellow students is expected. Tardiness, leaving before class is dismissed, and other class disruptions (i.e. phone calls) will be noted and reflected in the final grade.
TOPIC: Introduction/Human Factors Umbrella
READING: H.D., pp. 12- 19; Section A, parts 1 & 2
August 28/Sept. 1
READING: H.D., Section A, part 4 & Section C, part 1
(Assign Chair Evaluation)
READING: H.D., Section A, part 2
ACTIVITY: Present and turn in Chair Evaluation Assignment
TOPIC: Universal Design 1: ADA
READING: H.D., Section A, part 3
(Assign ADA Audit)
TOPIC: Universal Design 2: Residential
ACTIVITY: Present and Turn in ADA Audit
TOPIC: Life Safety
READING: Codes Guidebook, Chapters 1 - 5(skim entire book.)
(Assign Code Review)
TOPIC: Social Responsibility and Green Design
ACTIVITY: Possible field trip
DUE: Code Review
TOPIC: Public vs. Private Space.
READING: H.D., Section C, part 8
(Assign Data Gathering Project and Observations Project)
TOPIC: Human Factors and the Design Process: Programming and Post Occupancy Evaluation
(Assign C.A.P.: Program)
(Assign Take-Home Test)
ACTIVITY: Observation #1: Entrance
READING: H.D., Section C: 3.3, 8.1, 8.2
ACTIVITY: Observation #2: Public Restrooms
READING: H.D., Section C, 8.3
TOPIC: Residential Human Factors
READING: H.D., Section C, pt. 2
ACTIVITY: Report #1: Residential
October 30/November 3
ACTIVITY: Observation #3: Residential Kitchen
READING: H.D., Section C, 2.5
TOPIC: Human Factors for Offices
READING: H.D., Section C, parts 3 & 9
ACTIVITY: Report #2: Offices
ACTIVITY: Observation #4: Office
READING: H.D., Section C, 3.2
TOPIC: Human Factors for Hospitality Design
READING: H.D., Section C, part 5
ACTIVITY: Report #3: Hospitality Spaces
ACTIVITY: Observation #4: Bar
READING: H.D., Section C, 5.1
TOPIC: Human Factors for Health Care
READING: H.D., Section C, part 6
ACTIVITY: Report #5: Healthcare
November 7/December 1
TOPIC: Human Factors for Mercantile Design
READING: H.D., Section C, Part 4
ACTIVITY: Report #5: Retail
ACTIVITY: Observation #5: Retail Space
READING: H.D., Section C, 4.1
TOPIC: Human Factors for Leisure Spaces
READING: H.D., Section C, part 7
ACTIVITY: Report #6: Leisure Spaces
Week 16: Finals:
Monday, December 11: 10:15-12:15
PROGRAM DUE: Present to class during scheduled final time.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Class Attendance is required. An attendance sheet will be passed around at the beginning of each class while announcements are being made. It is the student's responsibility to sign the attendance sheet at this time. Students who do not sign the attendance sheet will be considered late. Three late arrivals will equal one absence. In case of illness or emergency, the instructor must be notified prior to class by leaving an e-mail message. Each student is allowed three absences, which will be recorded as "excused." The final semester grade will be lowered a full grade for each additional absence from class.
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Last Updated:8/2/2006 2:03:06 PM