Apparel Merchandising / Interior Design | Interior Design I-Three Dim Int Des
H271 | 0514 | Feng
Meeting Day and Time M, W, 9:00-12:00
Course Description and Content
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of
graphic communication, to basic techniques of graphic analysis
and concept development, and to a range of essential techniques
including: lettering, line quality, two and three dimensional
drawing techniques, and drafting conventions.
There will be an intense work load in this course and students
will have to learn to organize their time and choose work
approaches which will enable them to submit their assignments
on time while maintaining high quality work. Students will,
unavoidably, have to spend quite a lot of money on materials
during the course (see equipment list).
Required Texts and Readings
DeChiara, Joseph, and Martin Zelnik. (1979) Human
Dimensions and Interior Space. New York: Whitney.
Dong, Wei. (1997). Color Rendering: A Guide for Interior
Designers and Architects. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Ching, Francis D. K (1996). Architectural Graphics. Third
Edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. (from H168)
Ching, Francis D. K. (1987). Interior Design Illustrated. New
York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. (from H168)
Class Handouts: students are expected to organize, file, and keep
as a resource for use in this and subsequent classes.
Outline Course Requirements
A mix of studio exercises, projects, quizzes, and practical
T-square: wood with transparent edge, 42-48" (for use in
studio), drawing board with parallel bar (recommended for
home), triangles: 30/60 degree, plastic, 12" to 16", 45 degree,
plastic, 12" to 16" and 3" to 5", alternatively: adjustable triangle,
architectural scale, pencils: Lead holder with assorted leads and
sharpener or mechanical pencils in various lead sizes and types,
design markers (or Pantone markers) in a variety of colors,
drafting tape, eraser and erasing shield, measuring tape (20'
minimum), drawing tube (30"-36 or expandable), templates:
various circles and ellipses, French curve or snake, Paper: yellow
or white 18" width, vellum (as required by project), X-acto knife
with #11 blades, mat knife, UHU glue, rubber cement, Elmer's
glue, tool box for equipment, Ames lettering guide (optional)
NB: These are the basics; other tools, equipment, and materials
will be required as indicated for the individual