WEEK NINE: FROM WINDOWS TO APPLIANCES
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 (11.3).
- Analyze product information, including but not limited to floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles, window treatments, furniture, lighting fixtures, kitchen and bath fixtures and equipment (11.3.1).
- Evaluate manufacturers, products, and materials considering environmental protection, care and maintenance, and safety issues (11.3.2).
- Demonstrate measuring, estimating, ordering, purchasing, pricing, and repurposing skills (11.3.3).
- Appraise various interior furnishings, fixtures, appliances, and equipment to provide cost and quality choices for clients (11.3.4).
WEEK NINE TASKS.
Read Chapter 17: Window Treatments, Lighting, and Accessories in Housing and Interior Design (2011) pages 446-466.
Chapter 18: Selecting Appliances and Electronics in Housing and Interior Design(2011) pages 472-498.
Chapter 19: Planning and Presenting Interior Designs in Housing and Interior Design(2011) pages 504-532.
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. Light Fixtures: Find pictures and prices of three kitchen light fixtures and create a comparison chart. Recommend one light fixture for a kitchen with a contemporary design and explain your choice. Repeat the process with bedroom light fixtures and bathroom light fixtures. Once completed, you should have identified a total of nine light fixtures (3 for each of the different rooms).
B. Creating a Memory Wall: What pictures/photographs, art work would you choose to include in a memory wall in your current or future home? Identify a location (wall space) that you would decorate and map out what you would create. Use the following video for inspiration.
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 week nine design challenge, students are creating a design layout for an efficient kitchen that is used by a family of six. The space needs to be multi-functional. For the final product, students are required to include plans for appliances and other work station furniture. The final product will be included in a the final portfolio due at the end of the semester.