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Design Basics
DESIGN BASIC
CLASS CODE: ID 101 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: INTERIOR DESIGN
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the elements and principles of design; their use and meaning in the environment; development of qualitative judgment and creative problem solving; emphasis on two-dimensional design in project format; oral, written, and graphic presentation required. In addition, sign up for ID 101S.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Environmental autobiography; design file; symbolic design (oral presentation); What is design? (paper); good design vs. bad design (oral presentation); line; shape; texture (initial repeat - 3-board assignment); tactile texture (ornamented textural sphere); board layout; area rug design (use elements & principles); final slide critique (oral & slide presentation); midterm exam
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
1. Define the elements and principles of two-dimensional design through projects, oral presentations, and written format.
2. Communicate effectively through written and oral presentations.
3. Demonstrate the concept of research in the design problem solution process.
4. Explain criteria for judging good and poor design and demonstrate that criteria in oral presentations.
5. Demonstrate oral, written, and visual presentation techniques as a means of "selling" good design.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Students will complete three written assignments as outlined in the course outline and the individual assignment sheets.
2. Students will complete three design analysis projects for formal classroom presentation as outlined in the individual assignments sheets.
3. Students will complete seven "hands-on" projects as outlined in the individual assignment sheets.
4. Students will organize a design file as explained in the individual assignment sheet.
5. Students will be required to take one written exam and present a final design critique to test comprehension and understanding of information presented.
6. Students will be required to dress professionally when making formal presentations in the classroom.
PREREQUISITES: (Majors Only)
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001