Interior Design 320

DSNI 320: Computer Aided Design I

Prerequisite: DSN173, DSN223, DSNI205; 2.5 in-major GPA; passing Portfolio Review Assessment; or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (2) Two hours lab

An introduction to concepts and techniques of two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer-aided design applications for interior spaces.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course teaches students to utilize CAD hardware and software for creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional interior design representations. The following major topics are included: CAD hardware and peripheral equipment; computer-aided design software for interior design applications; and drawing outputs, including printing, plotting and projecting.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Computer-aided application for interior design are introduced and reinforced in the computer classroom environment. These sessions develop CAD communication skills through exercises and project assignments, focusing on two-dimensional graphics. Output includes printed/plotted drawings and drawings in digital presentation format.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate …
1) Competency in operating the CAD classroom network and components, including the computer, printer, plotter, scanner and projection device.
2) Competency in operating the computer-aided design software, focusing on two-dimensional graphics.
3) Competency in creating drawing layouts according to basic design principles and standard drafting conventions.
4) Competency in producing accurately-scaled prints/plots.
5) A variety of communication techniques and technologies appropriate to a range of purposes and audiences. (6a)
6) Competent presentation drawings across a range of appropriate media. (6d)
7) Graphic representation and application of luminaires and light sources. (12b)

Assessment Measures

Assessment measures include quizzes, exercises and tutorials, and projects.  

Other Course Information

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