SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K121271
Module Leader Judith Forrester
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

HND Interior Design

Summary of Content

This module is a directed interior design project with a defined brief which will outline the requirement for a design solution. In this module the design project is appraised from inception to Outline Proposals stage. The development of a design solution to the brief set will entail detailed research of past solutions, analysis of user requirement, the exploration of design concepts and articulation of these in 2D and 3D sketch presentations.


The design project is appraised from inception to sketch design stage. The principles and development of the design process will be made through: -360b7 Research & analysis of practical, technological, and aesthetic criteria is undertaken for a small-scale commercial interior project. b7 Investigation of past solutions and user requirements of similar interior design projects. b7 The design process and project is evaluated from inception, to OUTLINE PROPOSAL design. (as RIBA Form of appointment for Interior Design Services Part 1 - Design Stages). b7 A design concept is developed through annotated free hand sketches, diagrams, orthographic sketches and 3D models. b7 Sketchbooks showing design process are presented. b7 A sketch design proposal is presented in 2D and 3D formats.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1.Appraise practical, technological, physiological, psychological, and aesthetic elements within the design brief and prioritise them within its constraints. A1, A2, A3, A5 2.Produce visual, written and diagrammatic research to inform the direction of creative design solutions. A3. A5, B1, B3 3.Develop a design concept. A3, A5, B1, B2, B6 4.Produce sketch design proposals. B1, B2, B4, C3 5.Orally and graphically communicate the design concept and solution to the brief. B4, B6, C2, C3 6.Demonstrate a high standard of sketch presentation skills. B4, B9, C2, C3

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. Written brief supplemented by explanatory lecture, and visual aids. Case studies presented and analysed. Examples of quality interior design concepts will be shown & analysed. Recommended reading indicated. Research will be library, Internet and book list based, complemented by arranged visits, seminars and directed study. Design work will be studio based and augmented by one to one tutorials, directed reading and instruction. Presentation methods will be explained, shown and demonstrated. Critiques of work will take place at sketch design proposal stage.

Indicative Reading

Little D.(2008 3 rd Ed) Metric Handbook: Planning & Design Data, Architectural Press Powell D. (1990) Presentation Techniques, Little, Brown & Company Neufert E. (2000 3 rd Ed) Architects Data, Blackwell Science Current and relevant texts sourced from books periodicals and the Internet; these will be generated by the design brief and identified by research.

Transferrable Skills

-709 D1 An ability to use creative and innovative approaches to problem solving. -720 D2 An ability to self learn, manage, and produce work on time on an individual basis and to work effectively in groups. D3 An ability to undertake independent research and to develop criteria for self assessment. D5 An understanding of the importance of design endeavour in contributing to the quality of life. D6 The appropriate knowledge and use of general IT skills. D7 Independent working. -720 D8 Planning, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating own learning and development. D9 Self-marketing marketing/presentation skills. D10 Information retrieval skills. -720 D13 IT Skills (including GCU Certificate in Basic ICT Competency). D14 Communication skills, written, oral and listening

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 10.00
Seminars (FT) 18.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Tutorials (FT) 54.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 40.00 35% Sketch drawings/ 2D & 3D presentation
Coursework 0.00 60.00 35% Sketchbooks/Report/Concept Board