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AR 292A Interior Design Studio I: VisualCommunications I
Boehr, Kay Miller


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Course

AR 292A Interior Design Studio I: Visual Communications I

Semester

FA 2007 HO

Faculty

Boehr, Kay Miller

Title

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Architecture
registered architect
member:  IIDA and IDEC

Office Location

MA430D

Office Hours

Monday and Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 am and Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Daytime Phone

816-584-6705

E-Mail

kboehr@mail.park.edu

Semester Dates

August 20 - December 14, 2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

1:00 - 3:40 pm

Prerequisites

Art and Design Core

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Ching, Francis D.K. Architectural Graphics, 4th edition.  New York:  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2003.

Mitton, Mauren.  Interior Design Visual Presentation, 2nd edition.  Hoboken, New Jersey:  John Wiley and Sons, 2004.

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

 Tool and Supply lists are attached.  A drafting tool and supply kit may be purchased through the Park University Bookstore or items may be purchased individually at area art and drafting supply stores.  Tools and supplies will be discussed the first day of class, but will not be required until the second class session.

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Course Description:
Students will be introduced to various two dimensional methods of presenting design concepts. Methods will include drafting with tools, freehand drawing, sketching and diagramming techniques, color rendering techniques, presentation board construction techniques and graphic layout of design presentations. Hand drafting will be introduced with emphasis on understanding orthographic drawings and developing line quality and architectural lettering skills. CO-REQUISITE:AR292B 1:5:3

Educational Philosophy:

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 design 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

  1. Practice visual communication skills by completing a series of freehand sketching, hard line drafting, graphic diagramming, color rendering and presentation board building exercises.
  2. Draft a complete set of construction documents consisting of orthographic drawings, schedules and notes; using hand drafting tools; annotated and labeled using architectural lettering.
  3. Locate information within a set of construction drawings.
  4. Define architectural terms and recognize architectural drafting conventions.
  5. Explain the difference between drawings for presentation and drawings for construction.


Core Assessment:

  • Test covering information in lectures,  text and related readings, and discussions. (outcomes 3 through 5)
  • Participation in studio, including individual and group critiques (outcomes 1-5).
  • Completion of assignment binder that includes a series of drafting, drawing, rendering, diagramming and board-building exercises (outcome 1)
  • Completion of core assessment project: a set of construction drawings for a design project in coordination with an interior space designed in AR292B, Introduction to Interior Design. (outcomes 2 through 5)
  • Application of skills to the visual communication of design projects assigned in AR292B, Introduction to Interior Design (outcome 1)


Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Test covering information in lectures, text and related readings, and discussions. (outcomes 3 - 5)

Participation in studio, including individual and group critiques. (outcomes 1 - 5)

Completion of assignment binder that includes a series of drafting, drawing, rendering, diagramming and board-building exercises. (outcome 1)

Completion of the Core Assessment Project:  a set of construction drawings for a design project in coordination with an interior space deisgned in AR292B, Introduction to Interior Design. (outcomes 2-5)

Application of skills to the visual communication of design projects assigned in AR292B, Introduction to Interior Design. (outcome 1) 

Grading:

 

Daily Assignments/binder:                50%

Field Measuring Project:                  15%

Drawing and Rendering Exercise:     05%

Construction Drawings:                    20%

Test (final):                                       10%

TOTAL:                                         100%

                                                        

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not be accepted without a legitimate written excuse attached.  Late work must be turned in (with excuse attached) by the beginning of the next scheduled class or the assignment grade will be lowered 5%. An additional 5% subtracted for each class period that the work is late.  Many assignments have an oral presentation 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:

AR292A is a studio class.  The design studio class provides a group setting where students learn by individual as well as group experiences.  Group interaction speeds learning and increases the depth of study for all.  Feedback from the instructor is an important element of learning. Class periods include lecture/demonstration, discussion and group critiques of work, as well as time to practice visual communications skills and techniques.  Students are expected to come to class with tools and supplies, prepared to work in 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 toward the instructor and fellow students is expected. Tardiness, leaving before class is dismissed, and other class disruptions (i.e. phone calls, etc.) will be noted and reflected in the final grade.

 

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
INSTRUCTOR'S ATTENDANCE POLICY
Class 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, but arrive after it is distributed, 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 sending an e-mail message. Each student will be allowed three absences, which, if proper notification is sent, will be recorded as "excused." Thus each of the following will result in a 5% deduction from the final grade:
1. Three "tardies" equalling one unexcused absence.
2. Any absence that is not excused by a written (e-mail)notification.
3. The fourth and each subsequent absence, regardless of excuse.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


Attachments:
Drafting Supply List

Illustration Supply List

Presentation Board Supply List

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The space to be documented  is separated into components that will each be located in the appropriate place in the set of construction drawings:

Information is correctly located on the appropriate drawings

Information is complete and all design concepts are clearly articulated with notes, symbols, legends, dimensions and delineation of materials.

Construction drawing set includes required drawings: Floor Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan, Four Elevations,  One Section, Finish Schedule, Door Schedule.

Additional drawings or details are included.
 
The space to be documented  is separated into components that will each be located in the appropriate place in the set of construction drawings:

Information is correctly located on the appropriate drawings

Enough information is shown that the design can be built, including notes, symbols, legends, dimensions and delineation of materials.

Construction drawing set includes required drawings: Floor Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan, Four Elevations, One Section, Finish Schedule, Door Schedule.


 
The space to be documented  is separated into components that will each be located in the appropriate place in the set of construction drawings:

Some information is not correctly located on the appropriate drawings.

Some necessary information is omitted, but the design could still be built. Some of the following may be omitted or incomplete: Notes, symbols, legends, dimensions and delineation of materials.

Construction drawing set is missing one required drawing.
 
Components of the space to be documented  are not correctly located on the construction drawing set.

So much information is omitted that the design could not be built without providing additional drawings.

•Notes and legends are omitted or incomplete.
•Symbols are omitted or incomplete
•Materials are not delineated.

Construction drawing set  is missing more than one required drawing.
 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Components of the design are put together into an understandable “whole” or set:

Drawing set follows established architectural conventions for page layout and drawing sequence

Cover sheet is included and set is copied and bound.

Architectural drafting conventions are so expertly applied that the drawing set looks like it came from a professional office.
 
Components of the design are put together into an understandable “whole” or set:

Drawing set follows established architectural conventions for page layout and drawing sequence.

Cover sheet is included and set is copied and bound.

Architectural drafting conventions and terminology are used in the organization of the set of drawings and in the notations on the drawings.
 
Components of the design are put together into an understandable “whole” or set:

Page layout and drawing sequence is correct, but not all components are included, so the set is incomplete.

Architectural drafting conventions and terminology  are not consistently used throughout the set of drawings.

Cover sheet and binding are not complete


 
Components of the design are not put together into an understandable “whole” or set:

Critical components of the drawing sequence are missing.

The organization of the drawing set, the sequence of the drawings and the terminology used in the notations is not used in the set of drawings.

Cover sheet is missing or incomplete.  
Set is not copied and bound.
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The ability to learn a new skill or knowledge in new situation:

Students apply the drafting skills and techniques introduced during the semester to the production of the set of drawings:

New methods and terminology introduced during the course of the project are incorporated into the set of drawings.

 
The ability to learn a new skill or knowledge in new situation:

Students apply the drafting skills and techniques introduced during the semester to the production of the set of drawings:

Most of the new information introduced during the course of the project is incorporated into the set of drawings.


 
The ability to learn a new skill or knowledge in new situation:

Students apply the drafting skills and techniques introduced during the semester to the production of the set of drawings:

Student does not apply new information to the set of drawings.
 
The ability to learn a new skill or knowledge in new situation:

Student does not recall or have the ability to apply the skills introduced earlier in the semester and does not incorporate new methods and terminology into this project.
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The ability to make a judgment about the value of something by using a standard:

Student participates in the critique of work of peers in a constructive and informative manner.

Student assists others during studio time.
 
The ability to make a judgment about the value of something by using a standard:

Student only   participates in the critique of work of peers at formal presentations.  Critique is constructive and informative
 
The ability to make a judgment about the value of something by using a standard:


Student does not participate in the critique of work of peers in a constructive and informative manner.

 
The ability to make a judgment about the value of something by using a standard:

Student does not attend formal presentation.


 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,3,4,5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Communication content consists of the set of construction documents (visual and written) and the presentation to class of final work (oral):

Design concepts are refined and clearly expressed in construction drawings.

Presentation of final work shows excellent understanding of the architectural conventions and the requirements for construction documents vs. presentation drawings.

Oral presentation shows excellent knowledge of where and why information is located in drawing set.



 
Communication content consists of the set of construction documents (visual and written) and the presentation to class of final work (oral):

Design concepts are refined and mostly  expressed in construction drawings.

Presentation of final work shows good understanding of the architectural conventions and the requirements for construction documents vs. presentation drawings.

Oral presentation shows good  knowledge of where and why information is located in drawing set.
 
Communication content consists of the set of construction documents (visual and written) and the presentation to class of final work (oral):

Design concepts are not refined and may not be clearly expressed in construction drawings.

Presentation of final work does not show understanding of the architectural conventions and the requirements for construction documents vs. presentation drawings.

Oral presentation does not show an understanding of where and why information is located in drawing set.
 
Communication content consists of the set of construction documents (visual and written) and the presentation to class of final work (oral):

Construction documents are not turned in.

Student is not present for oral presentation






 
Whole Artifact: Presentation                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Overall quality is excellent: clear, clean and professional:

Special attention is paid to quality of printing, cover and binding.

Sheet layout is graphically organized and readable.

Drawings are numbered and labeled properly

Sheets are numbered properly

Cover page includes required information.

 
Overall quality is good.

One of the following is not correct:

Sheet layout is graphically organized and readable.

Drawings are numbered and labeled properly

Sheets are numbered properly

Cover page includes required information.
 
Overall quality is fair.

Two of the following are not correct:

Sheet layout is graphically organized and readable.

Drawings are numbered and labeled properly

Sheets are numbered properly

Cover page includes required information.
 
Overall quality is poor.

More than two of the following are not correct:

Sheet layout is graphically organized and readable.

Drawings are numbered and labeled properly

Sheets are numbered properly

Cover page includes required information.
 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Work is exceptionally well crafted.

Drafting quality standards are met:

Line hierarchy is appropriate.

Line quality is crisp and consistent.

Lettering is neat, consistent and readable.

Lines that meet at corners overlap slightly.

Dimensions are correctly drafted.

Scale is accurate

No smudges or “extra” lines mar drawings.
 
Work is fairly well crafted:

One of the drafting quality standards is not met:

Line hierarchy is appropriate

Line quality is crisp and consistent.

Lettering is neat, consistent and readable.

Lines that meet at corners overlap slightly.

Dimensions are correctly drafted.

Scale is accurate

No smudges or “extra” lines mar drawings.
 
Work is not well crafted:

Two of the following drafting quality standards are not met:

Line hierarchy is appropriate

Line quality is crisp and consistent.

Lettering is neat, consistent and readable.

Lines that meet at corners overlap slightly.

Dimensions are correctly drafted

Scale is accurate

No smudges or “extra” lines mar drawings.
 
Work is poorly crafted:

More than two of the following quality standards are not met:

Line hierarchy is appropriate

Line quality is crisp and consistent.

Lettering is neat, consistent and readable.

Lines that meet at corners overlap slightly.

Dimensions are correctly drafted

Scale is accurate

No smudges or “extra” lines mar drawings.
 

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