AR 290 Interior Design Materials & Res.
FA 2009 HO
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:30
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August 17, 2009 to December 11, 2009
11:35 - 12:50 PM
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Classes in interior design prepare students to work in a professional field. Students will learn how to evaluate design issues and problems as professionals do. In this course students will be introduced to many of the resources professional designers rely on to make critical decisions. Students are expected to treat everything related to this class with respect including places we visit, speakers, classmates, the instructor and the classroom. It is essential to have an atmosphere of respect for all in order to truly learn from them.
Learning must build on prior knowledge to be useful and accessible when needed. Because materials are tangible, not abstract, visual images and actual samples will be used for learning. The foundation for learning about materials will be a description of the material, its inherent properties, and common uses. The second level of learning will include information on alternative uses, sources where it can be found, performance criteria and code issues. The third level of learning will add installation methods and writing specifications for using the material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
· Tests covering information in lectures, text and related readings, discussions and speakers (outcomes 1 - 4)
· Completion of series of research projects using catalogues, manufacturers, craftsmen, suppliers and showrooms as resources. (outcomes 1 - 4)
· Completion of core assessment project with oral presentation: the selection of materials for specific interior design projects. (outcomes 2 - 6)*
Assessments in this course are numerous and multifaceted. You will need to complete many assignments to earn a grade in this course. This course is preparing you to be a professional interior designer by introducing you to the resources available to professional interior designers with an outcome of producing a product sample binder and specifications as a professional would prepare.
Professional Resources: You will write evaluations of the speakers who come to our class and the showrooms we visit.
Professional Outcomes: You will compile a sample product binder for a design project and you will write specifications of products used in the interior design project.
Academic Outcomes: There are short quizzes over the textbook and a final exam over information presented in the class.
20%Speaker and showroom evaluations
25%Sample Product Binder
10%Short quizzes- These will be short answer with open book over the textbook chapters. To be submitted through eCompanion drop box prior to the start of class the day the chapter is listed on the schedule
20%Final exam - multiple choice questions
5% Class participation - You are expected to demonstrate an attitude of wanting to learn about products used for interior finishes. This is demonstrated by asking questions over the products and their uses, or the assignments. Asking questions about your grade demonstrates the opposite, an attitude of not wanting to learn.
Late Submission of Course Materials: If a submission is late, regardless of the reason, 50% of the possible points will be deducted from the grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Respect for learning, for other students, for the instructor, and for presenters is REQUIRED. Anyone who demonstrates disrespect will be asked to leave the classroom and marked absent for the class. Disrespectful acts include but are not limited to: making rude comments or gestures, complaining or griping, talking on the phone, not paying attention to the speaker, leaving class early, showing underwear, or wearing t-shirts or flip flops on class visits or when we are having a presentation.
Individuals are allowed three excused absences. The final semester grade will be lowered a full grade for each additional absence from class. For an excused absence, notify the instructor by email prior to class of the illness or emergency.
Fall 2009 Weekly Schedule AR290 Interior Design Materials and Resources
Week 1 August 18 Introduction to Materials and Resources
August 20 Sustainability and indoor air quality issues for interior materials
Week 2 August 25 Specifying materials and finishes, and code issues
August 27 Metals chapter 12 and hardware – speaker from Emtek Hardware
Week 3 September 1 Wood chapter 22
September 3 Visit cabinet manufacturer McCartney Cabinets North Kansas City http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=North+Kansas+City&state=MO&address=1330+N+Burlington
Week 4 September 8 Textiles chapter 15
September 10 Visit fabric showroom – Interior Resources, Parkville, MO
Week 5 September 15 Textiles
September 17 Carpet - speaker from Cambridge carpets
Week 6 September 22 Molded Plastics chapter 21
September 24 Laminates - visit fabricator Top Shop Liberty, MO
Week 7 September 29 Paint chapter 20
October 1 Coatings – speaker from Sherwin Williams
Week 8 October 6 Glass chapter 13
October 8 Brick chapter 10
October 14-16 Fall break
Week 9 October 20 Ceramic tile chapter 17 – speaker from Dal-Tile
October 22 Gather samples for product binders
Week 10 October 27 Stone and masonry chapter 11
October 29 Granite visit Case Supply 14851 W. 101 Terr. O.P. KS
Week 11November 3 Present Product Binders
November 5 Present Product Binders
Week 12November 10 Ceilings chapter 8 - speaker from Wagner Products
November 12 Research assignment on specifications
Week 13November 17 Visit new construction
November 19 Speaker – commercial design
Week 14 November 24 Evaluations of showrooms and speakers due
November 26 Thanksgiving
Week 15December 1 Present specification projects
December 3 Review for final exam
Week 16 December 10 Final Exam 10:15 – 12:15
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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