Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 3A: Research and Practice (DESI10069)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will allow students to evaluate key design tenets and core values of a commercial brand, and develop skills to bring that brand to life within an interior space or series of spaces.
This course will introduce key terms in relation to designing for a brand space, such as ethos and core values to the students. It will engage them in various research methods in relation to brand identity.
A mid-sized site will be developed for a recognised function such as retail, exhibition or workplace, and as such allow a thorough and detailed study and scheme. Each student should envisage the interior as a three-dimensional manifestation of the identity of the brand.
Students will undertake research into relevant precedent studies in both building type and proposed use relating to the project brief. They will then prepare sketch concept proposals for use in interim discussions and group sessions.
Students will be expected to deliver final proposals, which clearly communicate spatial layout, section and elevation, furniture and fittings, lighting, material selection, and illustrate key design features within the scheme. They will engage in early stage thinking about material specification and detailing.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Only open to Visiting Students admitted direct to the Interior Design 3rd year as part of that department's portfolio of existing exchange agreements.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the use of a range of research methods into a brand in order to understand the fundamentals of core values and identity.
- Demonstrate the ability to reflect on Interior Design concepts and their own personal position and potential direction within the design process.
- Communicate concepts and Interior Design proposals using a variety of appropriate methods, through the use of a strong visual vocabulary to a professional standard.
|Buxton, P. Metric Handbook: Planning & Design Data. Routledge (5 Edition) (2015)|
Gestalten. Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture & The Future of Retail Design. Die Gestalten Verlag. (2013)
Plunkett, D & Reid, O. Detail in Contemporary Retail Design. Laurence King. (2012)
Plunkett, D & Reid, O. Detail in Contemporary Office Design. Laurence King. (2014)
Spankie,R. Drawing Out The Interior, Basics Interior Architecture AVA Academia (2009)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Design Concepts, Professional Practice, Critical Awareness, Verbal & Drawn Presentation
|Keywords||Brand,Identity,Research,Design Proposals,Materials,Professional Presentation
|Course organiser||Ms Gina Leith
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713