Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Custom Design
Course: INT175

First Term: 2010 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Custom design for interiors. Creative problem solving using design theory and process. Visualization of concepts through sketching.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply creative thinking plus design elements and principles in creating visual representations of custom designs for interiors. (I)
2. Use the design process to create visual representations of custom designs for interiors. (II)
3. Explain the impact of regulations on custom designs for interiors. (III)
4. Identify and describe various interior materials used in custom interior design. (IV)
5. Measure, estimate, and assess window treatments as they relate to practical and aesthetic aspects of an interior. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Creative Thinking in Interior Design
   A. Dimensions of creativity
      1. Fluency
      2. Flexibility
      3. Originality
      4. Elaboration
   B. Utilization of an inspiration
   C. Design elements and principles
II. Design Process
   A. Programming
      1. Problem identification and solving
      2. Identification of user needs
      3. Information gathering and research analysis
   B. Schematic Design
      1. Concept statement
      2. Visualizing concepts through sketching
   C. Design Development
      1. Material selection
      2. Sample boards
      3. Renderings
      4. Study models
      5. Estimating costs
      6. Presentation techniques
   D. Construction Documents
      1. Space plans
      2. Detailed drawings
      3. Specifications
III. Impact of Regulations on Interior Design
   A. Building codes
   B. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
IV. Materials for Custom Design
      4. Filler
III. Production Specifications & Techniques
   A. Hard goods
      1. Wood
      2. Glass
      3. Metal
      4. Stone
      5. Plastics
   B. Soft goods
      1. Upholstery
      2. Window treatments
IV. Window Treatments
   A. Measuring , estimating, and assessing
   B. Considerations
      1. Practical
      2. Aesthetic
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/27/2010

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