Course Outlines

Critical Thinking and Programming — IDES 1121

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 3.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course introduces students to the critical thinking skills used in the design process of interior spaces. Cultural anthropology, anthropometrics, universal design, and ergonomics will be studied. Students will synthesize these factors to generated strategic layouts for interior environments. The initial phases of the design process - programming (gathering project information) and schematic design (develop preliminary concepts) will be explored.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/27/12 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Assess client expectations
    2. Assess project requirements
    3. Assess standards development
    4. Complete a commercial space plan
    5. Complete a residential space plan
    6. Define and generate block diagrams
    7. Define and generate bubble diagram
    8. Define and generate criteria matrix
    9. Define cost estimates
    10. Define interior design
    11. Define proxemics
    12. Define quantitative project requirements
    13. Define stacking diagrams
    14. Define support areas
    15. Develop and demonstrate problem solving skills
    16. Develop observation skills
    17. Develop schematic space plan
    18. Discuss surveys and interviews
    19. Examine adjacency requirements
    20. Examine and practice Programming
    21. Examine and use ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements
    22. Examine planning flexibility
    23. Examine theory of SAFE (simple, appropriate, functional and economical) design
    24. Identify and practice brainstorming
    25. Identify circulation factors
    26. Identify human factor requirements
    27. Identify specialty consultants
    28. Identify the phases of the design process
    29. Research human anthropometrics
    30. Research personal space
    31. Research territoriality
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted