WEEK EIGHT: CREATING AN INVITING HOME
MODULE OBJECTIVES (based on National Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences, 2008-2018 for Housing & Interior Design):
- Apply housing and interior design knowledge, skills and processes to meet specific design needs (11.2).
- Evaluate the use of elements and principles of design in housing and commercial and residential interiors (11.2.1).
- Analyze the psychological impact that the principles and elements of design have on the individual (11.2.2).
- Analyze the effects that the principles and elements of design have on aesthetics and function (11.2.3).
- Apply principles of human behavior such as ergonomics and anthropometrics to design of housing, interiors, and furnishings (11.2.4).
WEEK EIGHT TASKS.
Read Chapter 13: Textiles for Environments in Housing and Interior Design (2011) pages 336-361.
Chapter 14: Creating Interior Backgrounds in Housing and Interior Design (2011) pages 362-387.
Chapter 15: Furniture Styles and Construction in Housing and Interior Design (2011) pages 388-419.
Chapter 16: Arranging and Selecting Furniture in Housing and Interior Design (2011) pages 420-443.
For each module (weeks 3-11) students will be required to complete design activities and/or assessments (see sample activities in the next column) that could be used in a secondary classroom as an example. The completed assessments are included in a curriculum portfolio showcasing the pre-service teacher's mastery of the content and ability to apply the concepts he/she is expected to teach.
A. Textile Descriptions: Visit a store or showroom for a local supplier of residential and commercial textiles. If this is not possible, use the Internet or print resources for suppliers of home textiles to research and list descriptions of the fiber content, cost, and care requirements for fabrics suitable for each of the following:
2. Window Treatment
3. Bedroom linens
B. Vignette of fabrics: Create a vignette of fabrics you would choose for a bedroom design for a future home or apartment. Label each fabric, identifying its fiber content, finishes, care method, and proposed use. Include pictures of samples or actual samples.
TASK 3: DESIGN CHALLENGE
Each week, students are required to complete a design challenge that focuses on the application of the content covered in the readings presented in the textbook. Students are expected to present their best work and compile a curriculum portfolio that showcases their abilities in Housing & Interior Design content. For this weeks design challenge, students are expected to respond to a client's needs for furniture in an apartment. The final product is a design plan for the apartment with the furniture arranged in a digital or drawn floor plan.