DSGN08055 2018 Design Studio VII

General Details

Full Title
Design Studio VII
Transcript Title
Design Studio VII
Code
DSGN08055
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
15 - 15 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maeliosa O'Brien, Emmet O'Doherty, Peter Scanlon, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DIAAD_K08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DIAOL_K08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design
Description

Design Studio VII is the first stage of the student’s design thesis. Design Studio VII And VIII consolidate the student’s practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in a comprehensive design project, which is central to their graduate portfolio. Rather than pre-defining a vision of the interior for the student, this module encourages students to examine and challenge their own vision of interior architecture, as well as their ethical position and responsibility as Interior Architects.
During this module, students  identify and research a focus, users, function and physical context of an individual project in consultation with tutors. During this module, preliminary phases of the design project are completed from initial research phases through to sketch design.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify, research and develop a design brief for a complex interior design problem, demonstrating a personal world view and ethical position as an Interior Architect in relation to social, cultural and ecological issues.

2.

Source and analyze relevant information pertinent to a complex interior design project, demonstrating consideration of material, spatial and technical conditions related to physical context, purpose of use and human conditions.

3.

Synthesize preliminary studies in a clear design framework and brief informed by research of functional and perceptual human experience of interior space (including sensory and emotional experience, ergonomics and universal design).

4.

Develop an appropriate and informed conceptual approach, strategic design decisions and 'master plan', in response to the brief, demonstrating a critical aesthetic understanding of space, colour, light, acoustics and other sensory and functional aspects.

5.

Communicate the developing design intentions clearly, expertly and creatively using a range of traditional and experimental modes.

6.

Demonstrate skilled use of both reasoned and sensate communication processes to abstract, investigate and synthesize  affective and functional design intentions.

7.

Demonstrate the ability to make reflective , critical design judgements, based on research, analysis and criticism

8.

Demonstrate the ability to manage their design progress and personal learning, setting goals, managing workloads, negotiating limitations and meeting deadlines.

9.

Demonstrate the ability to analyze and develop design elements and principles visually and volumetrically.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

During this semester, students research and initiate their design thesis project. Design tutorials, peer learning and critical reviews are key modes of learning in the design studio.The module  is delivered using a combination of lectures and group tutorials, from a ‘live’/streamed teaching space in which both on-site and distance participants can see both each other and the work under discussion. This flexible mode allows both staff and students to interact in small study groups, with the freedom for interaction either on- site or from a distance.  Through discussion, critical evaluation and reflection, the student develops a theoretical and conceptual framework for their design. Our teaching utilises the application of an outcome led, contextualised, student-centred pedagogic approach which promotes personal, reflective and active engagement with learning and fosters confidence and competence in the communication of ideas multi-modally.  Clearly defined learning outcomes are constructively aligned  with  assessment criteria, including the set of transferable skills and mental abilities which the student designer must have entering the workforce.

 

 

 

 

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment during the semester is formative  with (i) tutorials which focus on discrete aspects of the learning outcomes pertinent to the design phase, and (ii) periodic design presentations and reviews for which students present their entire developing designs.

Short lectures (linked to the learning outcomes) introduce students to related requirements, knowledge and methods of achieving these outcomes. These lectures and related tasks build on the students’ prior knowledge from earlier years.

Summative assessment is at the end of the semester with all outcomes embodied within the design thesis which is presented both graphically and in an accompanying design statement  .

Repeat Assessments

Students that do not pass this module must repeat attend.

Indicative Syllabus

In consultation with tutors and small groups of peers, students individually accomplish the following;-

Preliminary research, justification and development of brief: 

  • Each Student identifies and researches a design project (focus, client/users, function , building-site and physical context)  in consultation with tutors.
  • Students justify the project, examining and challenging their own vision of interior architecture, as well as their ethical position and responsibility as an Interior Architect.

Students conduct preliminary research including:-

  • the physical parameters and influences on the project, source drawings; analyse building/site and context (cultural, social, physical, ecological, climatic, built, material);
  • the function and client/ user needs (including precedent analysis);
  • human perceptual and emotional needs and aesthetic approach.

Students synthesize preliminary studies as design framework and design brief.

Students develop a design vision and conceptual approach

Stidents develop strategic planning decisions

Students develop an initial sketch design proposal.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design Submission Project Project 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Studio Lectures 1.5 Fortnightly 0.75
Group Learning Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Tutorials ( small groups) 2 Weekly 2.00
Seminar Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Review 4 Monthly 1.00
Independent Learning Architectural Studio Self Directed Learning 16 Weekly 16.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.75 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Studio Lectures 1.5 Fortnightly 0.75
Group Learning Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Tutorials ( small groups) 2 Weekly 2.00
Seminar Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Review 4 Monthly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 16 Weekly 16.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.75 Hours

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Books:

  • Brooker,G., Stone, S. (2008) Basics interior architecture.  Switzerland: AVA.
  • Brooker, G., Stone, S. (2007) Basics interior architecture: form & structure: the organisation of interior space.  AVA.
  • Brown, R. (2012) Materials and interior design (portfolio skills).( 1st ed.) Laurence King. 
  • Coles, J. (2015) The fundamentals of interior architecture. (2nd ed.) Fairchild Books.
  • Dodsworth, S. & Anderson, S. (2015) The fundamentals of interior design.(2nd rev. ed.) Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Farrelly, L. (2008) Representational techniques. AVA
  • Fiell, C. & Fiell, P. (2012). Design of the 20th Century, Taschen GmbH.
  • Higgins, J. (2015) Spatial strategies for interior design.(1st ed.) Laurence King Publishing.
  • Innes, M. (2012) Lighting for interior design (portfolio skills). Laurence King.
  • Plunkett, D.,( 2015). Construction and detailing for interior design. Laurence King Publishing.
  • Storey, S. (2005) Lighting by design. Pavilion Books.
  • Weir, R. & Coates, A. (2015) Languages of light.(1st ed.) Artifice books on architecture.
  • Wilhide, E. (2007) Surface and finish. Quadrille Publishing Ltd.

Journals:

 

 

URL Resources

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Other Resources

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