Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ID 1550 - Interior Materials

Credits: 3

This freshman-level course is an in-depth study of the materials and finishes used in interior design. Students learn to evaluate materials and their applications based on their inherent functional, environmental, and aesthetic qualities. Emphasis is on the appropriate selection of interior materials within the constraints of environmental stewardship and life safety standards for both residential and commercial use. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to analyze interior finish materials according to functional, responsible, aesthetic and regulatory criteria and specify them for appropriate use in the built environment.

Prerequisites: ID 1230 - Introduction to Sustainable Design , ID 1510 - Survey of Interior Design , and ID 1710 - Drafting  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how systems thinking informs the practice of interior design.
  • Understand the relationship between the natural, built, virtual, and technological environments as they relate to the human experience, wellbeing, behavior, and performance.
  • Apply knowledge and skills learned to solve progressively complex design problems.
  • Apply knowledge and skills learned to identify and define issues relevant to the design problem.
  • Understand how furnishings, objects, materials, and finishes work together to support the design intent.
  • Understand typical fabrication, installation methods, and maintenance requirements.
  • Understand appropriate design or specification of products and materials in relation to project criteria and human and environmental wellbeing.
  • Select and apply products and materials on the basis of their properties and performance criteria, including ergonomics, environmental attributes, life safety, and life cycle cost.
  • Design and specify a broad range of appropriate products, materials, objects, and elements in support of the design intent.
  • Contribute to the production of interior contract documents including drawings, detailing, schedules, and specifications appropriate to project size and scope.
  • Recognize the origins and intent of laws, codes, and standards.
  • Understand standards and guidelines related to sustainability and wellness.
  • Understand sector-specific regulations and guidelines related to construction, products, and materials.

ID 1550 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  


Required Textbooks:
Interior Design Materials and Specifications.  3rd Edition. Godsey, Lisa. ISBN: 978-1501317590

Estimating for Interior Designers - ISBN: 9780823016297

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