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									                                              IDT 1010
Interior Design Technology
IDT 1010: Introduction to Interior Design (3 Credit Hrs.)

WSU Required Textbook & Materials:
Suggested: Allen, Jones & Stimpson, Beginnings of Interior Environments, 10th Ed. 2008
Munsells Student Color Set (can be shared if not an IDT major)
Packet: Johnson/Morris IDT Projects
Red scantrons will be purchased in the testing center, 20 cents

WSU Course Description:
Explores interior design as it relates to human factors. Introduces the elements and principles of design
as they relate to interiors. Introduces a brief survey of American architecture and furnishings.

WSU Course Objectives:
Introduction to Interior Design is a class that gives an overview of many design concepts. It begins by
giving the students an opportunity to evaluate an interior environment that they are familiar with, and to
begin to view interiors with a "designer's eye." Students learn about the principles and elements of
design with a strong emphasis on color, lighting and space planning before mid-term in order to
complete their first major assignment. Skills learned before midterm includes lettering, presentation, and
hands-on color experimenting and a number of assignments using the Munsell color manual. An
essential part of the class centers on finding real application of concepts learned in class and building a
working file that can be used for personal or professional use in future years. These exercises emphasize
professional presentation and organization skill in addition to confirming that concepts taught in class
have been understood. There are, at least, weekly assignments due in this class.
The final assignment involves using all knowledge gained in class to create a full presentation board.
The student will be able to get the "feel" for what a real designer might do for a client as they problem-
solve based on the new knowledge they have acquired in class. The student will incorporate information
about color, lighting, history, texture, space planning, furniture arrangement, rhythm, presentation, etc.
to pull together their final project.

CIDA objectives of the course are as follows:
    Manual lettering techniques are introduced in this class and are considered as part of the grading
     on file folder assignments, and on all "board assignments"
    Critical, analytical and strategic thinking
    Creative thinking
    The ability to think volumetrically
    Design elements (for example, space, line, mass, shape, texture) and principle (for example,
     scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis, harmony, variety)
    Color principles, theories, and systems (for example, additive and subtractive color, color
     mixing; hue, value, and intensity; the relationship or light and color).
    Principles of lighting design (for example, color quality, sources, uses)
    Human factors (for example, ergonomics, anthropometry/anthropometries)
    The relationship between the human behavior and the built environment
    Demonstrate understanding of functionalism, Gestault
    Understanding of the history of architecture, interior and furnishings
    Select and apply color in interior design projects
        Calendar of Course Content:

 WEEK               LECTURE                READING         PROJECTS
            Understanding Interior
   1                                       Chap 1 & 2     Programming
            Health Safety & Welfare

   2         Architectural Styles           Chap 2

                                                        File Folders-
    3        Architectural Styles           Chap 2      Architectural
                                                        File Folders-
    4        Elements                       Chap 3      Space, Line, Shape,
                                                        Texture, Pattern
                                                        File Folders-
                                           Chap 3
    5        Principles                                 Balance, Rhythm,
                                           TEST 1-3
                                           Chap. 4
                                                        Color Wheel
   6         Color                         Munsell
                                                        Value Assign.
                                           Chap 1&3
   7        Color                                       File Folder-Color
                                           Ch 5 & 7
            Construction, Systems &
    8                                      Chap 5       Munsell Book Due
            Lighting, Electrical &         Chap 6       Lighting
            Communications                 TEST 4-6     Assignment
                                           Chap. 7
   10       Space Planning                              Planning/Electric al
                                           Chap. 8
                                           Chap. 9
   11       Furnishings                                 File Folder
                                           TEST 7-9
   12       Floors                         Chap 11      File Folder-Floors
                                                        File Folder-Walls,
                                           Chap 12 &    Windows &
   13       Ceilings/Walls/Doors/Windows
                                           13           Treatments

   14       Work on Final Project
            Final Exam                                  Due
Holidays:     Labor Day
              Fall Break
              Thanksgiving Day Holiday
              Christmas Holiday
              Martin Luther King Holiday
              Spring Break
WSU Course Requirements:
* The calendar and assignments are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the student to stay
informed of changes.
* Final project cannot be accepted after the due date
* There are absolutely no make up for tests. Do not call or ask after the fact
* If you miss classes, it is your responsibility to hand assignments in on time. Full credit can be given
only with a letter from your doctor. Otherwise, 75% of the value of the assignment is the highest grade
that can be granted.
*Cell phones are to be turned off
* The lDT program reserves the right to retain student work for FIDER accreditation, which the
department is working towards
*Portfolio Review. All lDT majors are required to submit a portfolio of all course work in areas of
Interior Design, Art, Drafting & CAD. The submission will be Spring semester.

Submission Date: 10th week of the semester
When: End of Junior & Senior years
Criteria for Review: Personal Statement of your work
Organization of work, as to type, placed in a portfolio Professionalism as to the level of education.

WSU Grading:
There will be field trips, seminars, and off-campus professional activities which will be required.
No make up work can substitute for non-attendance. Announcements will be made in advance. For
majors, there is the expense of joining student chapters of professional organizations.

 A      93-100%               B-     80-83%                 D+      67-69%
 A-     90-92%                C+     77-79%                 D       63-66%
 B+     87-89%                C      74-76%                 D-      60-65%
 B      84-86 %               C-     70-73%                 E       0-59%

PROJECT, ASSIGNMENTS, PREPS                   50%
EXAMS, QUIZZES (NO MAKE-UPS)                  30%
FINAL PROJECT                                 20%

WSU Course Evaluation:
As a concurrent student, you are given the privilege of evaluating this concurrent course. This is an
anonymous evaluation which allows you an opportunity to express your opinions of the course and the

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                                        Assignment: File Folder

The purpose of this assignment is two-fold. First, it shows that the student understands and can
recognize the concepts taught in class and through the use of the text. Secondly, it begins a professional
file that can be used as a tool during professional practice.

Each file folder must be labeled with the main heading, i.e.: ―Balance‖ This may be neatly handwritten
with black ink or it may be typed on a label and applied to the folder. The student’s name must be on the
outside of the folder. Inside the file folder will be all of the pictures required for that category. The
pictures can be actual photographs, or they can be from a magazine. Any picture of an interior is
acceptable. Those preferred would be ones without people in them. Any magazine in the back of the
room can be used and cut apart (as long as it is not current, within the past year). Of course, you may use
any of your own magazines as resources.

Every entry must be neatly cut and mounted on black paper. The concept must be clearly labeled, i.e.
―Symmetrical Balance.‖ It can be handwritten directly on the black paper using a ―milky‖ or metallic
pen; or it can be handwritten or typed on a small sticky label and applied to the black paper.

The file folders subjects are in caps; the file contents (picture mounted on black paper) are under each

    Structural design                                    Smooth
    Decorative design                                    Rough

SPACE                                                LINE
     Large space                                             Horizontal line
     Small Space                                             Vertical Line
     Negative Space                                          Diagonal Lines
                                                             Curved Lines

SHAPES/MASS                                          PATTERN
     Rectangles/squares                                   Small-scale pattern
     Diagonal forms                                       Large-scale pattern
     Group mass                                           Formal patterns
     Curved forms                                         Informal patterns
     Optical Density

SCALE/PROPORTION                                     RHYTHM
    Small or light scale                                 Repetition
    Large or heavy scale                                 Transition
    Golden rectangle                                     Graduation or Progression
    Golden mean
    Golden section
BALANCE                                          EMPHASIS
    Symmetrical Balance                          Emphatic
    Asymmetrical Balance                         Dominant
    Radial Balance                               Subdominant

    Harmony through unity
    Harmony through variety

     Artificial light-incandescent               Mood Lighting
     Artificial light-florescent                 Ambient Lighting
     Task lighting                               Indirect Lighting
     Achromatic scheme                           Cool color scheme
     Analogous scheme                            Warm color scheme
     Monochromatic scheme                        Direct Complementary scheme
     Value distribution based on nature          Split Complementary scheme

ARCHITECTURAL STYLES – may submit actual photos for extra credit
    Details (choose 3)
    Ionic Columns       Tuscan Columns
    Corinthian Columns  Doric Columns

       Home Styles (choose 10) – may submit actual photos for extra credit
       Cape cod              Greek Revival              International
       English Medieval      Queen Anne (Victorian)     Organic
       Tudor                 Mansard Style (Victorian)  Southwest Adobe
       Georgian              Gothic Revival (Carpenter) Bungalow (Arts & Crafts)
       Federal               Italiante (Victorian)      French
       Japanese              Dutch (Gambrel)            Garrison or Jetty
       Any others covered in text or discussed in class

FURNISHINGS (choose 10)
     French Rococo         French Baroque          Japanese                     Chippendale
     Victorian             French Country          Chinese                      Hepplewhite
     Shaker                Empire                  Hispanic                     Sheraton
     Federal               Scandinavian            Jacobean (English)
     International         Art Nouveau             Queen Anne (English)         Arts & Crafts
     Colonial American                             Georgian
     Any others covered in text or discussed in class

FLOORS (choose 10)                                                        Area Rugs:
    Aggregate               Wood Parquet – basket weave                   Persian
    Terrazzo                Wood Parquet – Herringbone                    French
    Travertine              Random Plank Wood Flooring                    Indian
    Granite                 Flagstone                                     Rag
    Limestone               Brick                                         Braided
      Concrete            Ceramic Tile                             Chinese
      Slate               Vinyl                                    Tibetan
                          Cork                                     Turkish

    Brick              Stone (marble, Terazzo, etc.)               Tab curtains
    Ceramic Tile       Glass block                                 Pricilla Curtains
    Plaster or stucco  Paint texturing                             Valance
    Fabric covered     Wallpaper application                       Swag or festoon
    Tie-back draperies Soft window treatment                       Plantation Shutter
    Pleated draperies  Hard window treatment                       Cornice
    Sash Curtains      Painted troupe l’oeil

    Greenhouse window            Bow window
    French casement window       Cathedral window
    Clerestory window            Jalousie
    Sash window                  Shoji Screens
    Bay window                   Awning window
    Attic window                 Federal-style elliptic fanlight
    Palladian window             Sidelights & transom
    Sliding window               Skylight
                               ASSIGNMENT: COLOR MATCHING


      Select a picture of a room from a shelter magazine
      Select the three key colors of the room and match them up with a paint chip from any paint line
      After selecting your paint chips you will mix colors to match your paint chips, using red, blue,
       yellow, white and black acrylic paint. You will adjust your paint to match the color chips which
       relate to the room you have selected.
      Mount your picture, paint chips, and color chips on a black piece of paper. Identify the colors
       you used to create your color match, e.i., red & white = pink.
      Paint can be purchased at the book store, Walmart or various art and craft stores. Buy the
       smallest tubes. Do not use oil paint, it will not dry. Heavy paper or watercolor paper would be a
       good surface to apply your paints to.
      Paint chips are available at any paint or home improvement center


FORMAT: Select a stock builder’s plan which can be obtained from the internet, builder’s magazine
found at your local bookstore, the newspaper (usually on Sunday) or in the IDT room on the back shelf,
east wall, right hand side, that you may copy from. Do not take this magazine home. Attach the plan to a
piece of paper and address (type) the following questions.

   1. How well-planned are the social (formal and informal) zones, work zones, private zones?
   2. Do the zones overlap where functions interrelate?
   3. Total square footage. Based on a high end of $150 how expensive is the home? Based on a low
       end of $95 how expensive is the home?
   4. Evaluate allotment: 80% for living space, 10% for halls, and 10% for storage. How does your
       plan meet these requirements?
   5. Evaluate the size, shape, and the proportions of the major rooms.
   6. Evaluate the traffic patterns.
   7. Evaluate the storage.
   8. Evaluate the kitchen. Refer to your textbook for guidelines and your own expectations.
   9. Comment on the layout and space planning of the bathrooms and laundry, also workrooms and
       spaces for special purposes.
   10. How adaptable is the plan for changes in family composition and lifestyle?
   11. Evaluate the emotional appeal of the plan, as well as comment on the proportion and scale of the
   12. Categorize the plan according to open/closed/combination and type (small, med, large) and why
       these aspects of the plan appeal to you.

1. On ¼‖ graph paper design a room based on the following criteria.
       Scale ¼‖ = 1’ 0‖(wall width 6‖)
       Allotted space 16’ x 26’ with two entrances
       Fireplace architectural focal point
       Windows as needed
   Refer to your text and syllabus for examples of floor plan layouts.

2. Space will be used as a multi-functional room. Create either a family room, game or music area
   or a living room, dining room area.
3. Arrange furniture, U-L-Box etc, groupings. Create an interesting grouping to support the room
   you have chosen to design. Create a focal point and support areas. Remember you need landing
   surfaces next to your seating areas. Include floor or table lamps for additional lighting.
   Furniture templates are found in your syllabus. You may adhere them to your paper or trace them
   on to your floor plan. Refer to your syllabus for information and a reference for floor plan
4. Mark major traffic lane with a dashed line.
5. Select appropriate textiles for the furniture, draperies, etc. Refer to your color chapter when
   selecting a color scheme. Identify the color scheme that you are using. Consider texture as
   well as pattern. Cut neat square pieces of fabric or fold your fabric or fold fabric around a piece
   of cardboard and secure with tape or glue. Your syllabus gives you some ideas on how to layout
   your choice of materials. Label your materials.
6. Select a floor surface carpet/wood/stone/etc. Select a paint or wall-covering for the walls.
7. Select examples of lighting and accessories for your room.
8. Arrange materials proportionately on a mat (black) board. Refer to your syllabus for help with a
   materials layout. Balance is important when arranging your items on the mat board. Remember
   your negative spaces are as important as your positive spaces. Double-faced tape, 3M picture
   mounting tabs or rubber cement are helpful in securing your samples to your board. Hot glue
   dries and the article pops off - - avoid using it. Mat boards size 15” x 20” can be purchased at the
   bookstore or any art supply store. Be neat and precise with your work. (Mat board = illustration
9. Place a simple title block on your work, (name, project, date, and scale). When designing this
   space remember to take into consideration the principles of design which include balance,
   rhythm, scale, proportion, emphasis and harmony. When selecting your materials remember
   to use the elements of design, color, line texture, etc, to add excitement to your space and to
   help pull your space together.
                              ASSIGNMENT: FINAL PROJECT

Choose your favorite style of historic home. Design a living room that may be appropriate in the home
you have chosen. Mount a picture of the home (this may be a sample out of a magazine or a photograph
of a home in the style that you like), along with the other elements listed below on a piece of illustration
board or mat board that is not larger than 18‖ x 24‖. Everything should be neatly and securely mounted
on the board. Remember to leave negative space on the board and don’t forget good design principles &
elements like rhythm, proportion, etc.. The living room should include the following:

FLOOR PLAN: (May be drawn in pen, pencil or computer-generated) Place on vellum or plain paper.

 Accurate portrayal of living room that would be inside the pictured home
       (drawn with appropriate windows, estimated square footage, etc.)                     8 ____
 Windows, doorways, door swings and North Arrow clearly drawn                               5 ____
 Furniture arrangement is efficient and historically correct (where appropriate             8 ____
 Lighting plan emphasized safety and efficiency (client able to walk through lit
       areas at all times)---If the drawing is too busy, may be placed on an overlay        8 ____
 Traffic flow marked and allows enough room to move around furnishings                      5 ____
 Neatness of floor plan                                                                     5 ____


 Appropriate size                                                                            5 ____
 Title block, placed on bottom or side (Name of project, your name, scale, date)             5 ____
 Furniture and accessories appropriate for time period (samples of 3-5 pieces)               8 ____
 Drapery appropriate for time period either portrayed in style (picture), fabric or both     5 ____
 Textiles, samples selected for at least main furniture pieces and draperies                 5 ____
 Flooring (sample or a picture)                                                              5 ____
 Walls (for paint, use paint chips)—some types may be shown with illustrations               5 ____
 Colors that are appropriate for the time period                                             8 ____
 Overall look of board is impressive with materials neatly and securely fastened            11 ____
 Oral presentation                                                                            4 ____

TOTAL POSSIBLE                                                                             100 ____

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