SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK121277
Module Leader Joyce Fleming
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M3K121271 Interior Design Project 1 M3K121272 Interior Design Project 2 M3K121273 Interior Design Project 3

Summary of Content

This is a self-selected and directed interior design project informed by the research generated in Design Project 4 and Design concepts generated in Design Project 5. Complying with The Chartered Society of Designers Plan of Work, Stage 1C. The development of design issues is addressed from the re-evaluation of the conceptual proposals through to completion. A visual and oral presentation of detailed proposals is submitted as an integrated package within a limited time frame. Presentation methods are appraised in the context of the design project. The design and detailing of interior elements should be integrated into the final package CSD Plan of Work, Stage 2G. Consideration must be given to current and appropriate environmental issues. The objective is to develop a creative solution by exploring a series of two and three dimensional problems in terms of space, form and void, and the evaluation of contemporary architectural and design directions and movements.


Design appraisal from inception to completion will be achieved by application of the principles and strategies of the design process by the -360b7 Identification of key issues that impact on the design. -360b7 Illustration in the final package through the production of drawings that explain and clearly communicate the design solution. -360b7 Meeting of requirements identified by the brief and illustrated in the final package. -360b7 Application of specific and appropriate technology described in the design and detail drawings.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Develop a personal design philosophy. A3, B9, C5.2. Contextualise the concept within the framework of the problem. A1, A3, A5, B3, C1, C4.3. Generate a creative response to the brief and develop the concept identified in Design Project 5 - A2, B1, B5, B6, B8, C2.4. Produce a design solution that is effectively communicated and presented to meet a specified deadline. A4, A6, A8, B4, B6, B7, C3, C4, C5, C6.

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. The directed design brief is delivered in an explanatory interactive lecture with illustrated referencing. Design work will be studio based and self-driven with individual monitoring and direction from staff. The Cognitive Apprentice module will be used. Self directed research with personal supervision by a member of staff.

Indicative Reading

Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations <> Littlefield D, (2008 3 rd Ed) Metric Handbook: Planning & Design Data, Architectural Press ISBN 0 7506 0853 6 A J Working Details (1996 1 st Ed)Vol 1-6, Architectural Press. Emap Construct 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 Thomson A, Architectural Design Procedures, Arnold - ISBN 0340 71941 9 Journals: Abitare, Architects Journal, Architectural Review, Blueprint, Domus Current and relevant texts sourced from books, periodicals and the internet, generated by the design brief and identified by the research.

Transferrable Skills

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. -720 D13 IT Skills (including GCU Certificate in Basic ICT Competency). D14 Communication skills, written, oral and listening

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 15.00
Lectures (FT) 6.00
Seminars (FT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FT) 107.00
Tutorials (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 01 0.00 40.00 n/a Sketchbook
Coursework 02 0.00 60.00 n/a Presentation Drawings