SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K121272
Module Leader Joyce Fleming
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M3K121271 - Interior Design Project 1

Summary of Content

In this module a design project is appraised from inception through sketch design stage to scheme design stage. A design brief will outline specific client requirements and scenario. Areas of research will include, technological, physiological, statutory and aesthetic, some of which will be integrated with other concurrent modules. A design solution will be developed and presented, which satisfies requirements of the brief.


The design project will be appraised from inception to scheme stage. The principles and strategies of the design process will be developed by: -360b7 Research and analysis of practical technological, physiological, statutory and aesthetic criteria is undertaken for a given brief. A1, A2, A5, B8 b7 Investigation of user requirements and recent solutions to similar design briefs are explored critically and analysis documented. A1, B3, B6, C1 b7 Planning methods are investigated and appropriate systems used to develop plans. A1, A5, A8, B1 b7 Design project appraisal from inception through sketch proposals to scheme design. B1, B9, C6 b7 A design concept being explored and realised. B2, B4, B6, B7, C2, C3, C5, C6 b7 Space planning to meet structural, statutory and user requirements in 2 and 3D. b7 A design scheme presentation. A4, A8, B5, B7, C3, C5, C6.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 1.Appraise practical, technological, physiological, statutory and aesthetic criteria within the design brief and prioritise each element successfully within the design scheme. 2.Produce written and diagrammatic 2D models to develop planning strategies. 3.Produce visual, graphic and 3D models to justify the direction of a creative design concept. 4.Research and comparatively analyse design concepts.5.Produce OUTLINE and SCHEME design proposals - (as RIBA Form of appointment for Interior Design Services Part 1 - Design Stages). 6.Orally and graphically communicate design concept and the solution to the design brief. 7.Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of reprographic techniques to present the design scheme.

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 or oral brief expanded by Q & A session research will be through library, internet and recommended reading. Group or personal visits will be arranged, together with seminars and directed study. Systems to develop space planning will be shown. Design work will be studio based, augmented by one to one tutorials, directed study and instruction. Critiques of work will take place at sketch design stage 1C, and at scheme design stage 1D.

Indicative Reading

Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations <> Littlefield D, (2008 3 rd Ed) metric Handbook: Planning & Design Data, Architectural Press ISBN 0 7506 0853 6 Seely J,(2005, 2 nd Ed) The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking, The Oxford University Press Bett G, et al, (2003 2 nd Ed) The Scottish Building Regulations Explained and Illustrated Blackwell Science Latham D, (1999) Creative Re-use of Old Buildings Vol 1 & 2, Donhead Publishing Neufert E. (2000 3rd Ed) Architects' Data, Blackwell Science Powell D. (1990) Presentation techniques, Little, Brown & Company 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. D4 An ability to present ideas, debate, and to be aware of, listen to, and be sensitive to the value of opinions, particularly clients. 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. D11 Utilising labour market information. D12 Group working. -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) 8.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Tutorials (FT) 60.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 50.00 35% Presentation boards
Coursework 0.00 10.00 35% Report
Coursework 0.00 40.00 35% Sketch drawings, model