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INTERIOR DESIGN Student Manual 2013

Indiana Wesleyan University

Written by Tracy Helmus, senior student at IWU

Table of Contents > List of Classes............................................................................................ 3 > Class Descriptions..................................................................................... 3-6 > Project Management-Phases of Design................................................. 6-22 >Programming Phase........................................................................ 7-10 >Job Book................................................................................ 7 >Research................................................................................ 7 >Helpful Resources................................................................ 8 >Programming Sketches........................................................ 8-9 >Time Management/Gantt Chart......................................... 10 > Schematics Phase...........................................................................11-12 >Concept Sketches................................................................. 11 >Concept/Mood Board.......................................................... 12 >Space Planning..................................................................... 12 >Design Development Phase............................................................13-22 >Programs Available...............................................................13 >Laptop Specs..........................................................................14-15 >Types of Drawings................................................................16-17 >Photoshop.............................................................................18-19 >InDesign.................................................................................20-22 >Construction Documents (CD’s) Phase.........................................23-24 >Printing an AutoCAD Drawing to Scale..............................23 >Print Methods and Costs............. ........................................23-24 >CIDA Accreditation....................................................................................25 >Student Worker Positions.........................................................................25 >Studio Materials........................................................................................ 26 >Sophomore Review................................................................................... 26 >ASID............................................................................................................ 27 >Art Scholarship.......................................................................................... 27 >Important Acronyms.................................................................................27


List of Classes for Interior Design Major

Class Descriptions ART-121 Drawing I This course presents the basic elements of observational drawing: composites and structure, use of line, movement and space. Gain an awareness and confidence to create on paper what your eye sees. For declared majors within the Division of Art. ART-224 Design I: Two-Dimensional Design An introductory course dealing with the abstract elements of line, texture, shape, space, color, values, and patterns. Employs basic media techniques and tools with emphasis on craftsmanship. 3

ART-246 Introduction to Interior Design This course introduces the student to basic interior design principles, theory and conceptual processes. The emphasis is on creating small-scale spaces based on the client’s interaction with the environment. Prerequisites: ART-121 and ART-224. ART-253 Basic AUTOCAD This course introduces the student to basic interior design principles, theory and conceptual processes. The emphasis is on creating small-scale spaces based on the client’s interaction with the environment. Prerequisites: ART-121 and ART-224. ART-277 Interior Space Planning A study of the application of human factors, spatial standards and space planning principles to residential and commercial environments. The student will learn to execute competent space planning of building interiors by integrating the building and interior system, the facilities requirements, the fixtures, furniture and equipment, and the building codes into a unified whole. Prerequisites: ART-121, ART-224, and ART-246. ART-279 Building Construction and Systems This course offers an overview of building construction, including topics such as structural framework, HVAC, environmental issues, water and waste, thermal comfort, electricity and lighting, and fire safety standards applicable to the building envelope using required international building codes. Prerequisites: ART-121, ART-224, and ART-246. ART-324 Design II: Three-Dimensional Design A series of problems exploring the various elements of design. Problems are introduced to challenge individual interpretation in three-dimensional space. Prerequisite: ART-224. ART-347 Interior Design II The study of interior design continues with an emphasis on residential spaces. Research, analysis, programming, conceptualization and design of the interior environment are explored. Projects include individual spaces in homes highlighting visual rendering and perspective drawing. Prerequisites: ART-121, ART-224, ART-246, ART-324.


ART-348 Interior Materials This survey course will familiarize the student with materials appropriate for interior design application in the built environment. Prerequisite: ART-246. ART-354 Interior Design III This studio course continues the study of interior design by examining commercial environments in terms of programming, mechanical and code requirements. Projects utilize lighting, color, materials, and structure through working drawings, specification and estimating. The human relationship to the work environment is explored. Prerequisites: ART-121, ART-224, ART-246, ART-324, ART-347. ART-379 Color Theory Color Theory emphasizes an understanding of the physical, emotions and psychological aspects of color. How color is used in visual communication and media is also studied. Color as a visual language is explored through conceptual, practical and problem solving methods. Prerequisites: ART-224. ART-381 Art History I Prehistory and the Ancient World through the Middle Ages. This course uses lecture, slides, and field trips to thoroughly understand the development of art during these periods. Prerequisite: MUS-180. ART-382 Art History II The Renaissance and the Baroque through the Modern World. This course uses lectures, slides, and field trips to better understand the continuing development of art to our present time. Prerequisite: MUS-180. ART-387 Modern Art Survey of international art from post-Impressionism to the present time, including architecture, sculpture, and painting. Prerequisite: MUS-180.


ART-452 Evolution of interiors This course offers a chronological survey of interiors from antiquity to present day with reference to interior and architectural style including furniture, color, designers and their influence on current day trends. Prerequisites: ART-121, ART-224. ART-459 Interior Design IV A senior leval advanced studio course with complex projects involving extensive client demands. High creativity and design achieved using programming, universal design, and sustainability. Prerequisites: ART-354 and ART-357. ART-492 Interior Design Portfolio and Professional Practices An exiting course preparing the graduating senior for the professional practice of interior design. Business documents along with a business identity package and portfolio will be completed to prepare for job interviews in the design field. Internships are optional but highly recommended. Prerequisite: ART-459.

Project Management- Phases of Design PHASE 1: Programming “Programming is a project’s information-gathering stage, where goals and constraints are researched” (Cline, 2). “Programming, also known as pre-design or strategic planning, involves detailed analysis of the client’s needs, requirements, goals, budgetary factors, and assets, as well as analysis of architectural or site parameters and constraints” (Mitton, 31).

PHASE 2: Schematics “Once a problem’s parameters are defined, a solution is developed in the schematic phase. The solution starts out as a concept or an idea and is expressed in the concept statement” (Cline, 5). “The Schematic design phase is often a time when designers explore symbolic representation for the conceptual foundation of a project” (Mitton, 43). 6

PHASE 3: Design Development “In the design development phase the design is taken from schematic drawings to working floor plan and three-dimensional (3D) space” (Cline, 12). “The design development of a project involves finalizing the space plan and fully developing all the components of the design” (Mitton, 51).

PHASE 4: Construction Documents “During construction documentation, the design is finalized, and documents that serve as legal and binding instructions for building are created” (Cline, 14).

Programming Phase Job Book At the end of each project, you will need to turn in a job book. This binder will contain everything you used to complete the assignment, including research, conceptual imagery and sketches, all drawings (preliminary, corrections, final), renderings, construction documents, and printouts of your presentation boards. It is basically a summary of all phases used in the design process. It is important to keep track of all these things throughout the duration of the project to stay organized as well as to turn in a completed binder for the client. It helps them see and better understand the process as a whole instead of just seeing the final project result.

Research Researching before you begin the design process is an excellent way to become familiar with the client as well as the scope of the project at hand. It is important to be aware of the background of your client to better understand his or her needs for the design project. The programming phase is a way to find the research necessary to form important steps of the process such as a problem statement, concept statement, and client’s goals. It is encouraged to use multiple resources, including websites, journals, books, and interviewing professionals. You can never have enough research!


Helpful Resources: >IWU Library: -Use the database to find articles related to the project as well as access the Journal of Interior Design to help research and answer industry-related questions >Sweets Network: -This website categorizes the different types of FFE requirements and provides a list of companies that offer the materials you will need

Programming Sketches >Parti Diagram- “an idea sketch, an initial response to a site, a client’s program or some other conditions that begin to determine the order for designing a project. They don’t really represent what the project will look like in plan or elevation, but are a road map of the ideas of the project.” (Gerwing) Examples:


>Bubble Diagram- contains labeled circles that represent spaces and functions occurring inside Examples:

>Adjacency matrix- displays the rooms’ spatial relationships in tabular grid form Examples:


Time Management You will quickly see with interior design that time management is a large part of a project being a success or failure, whether you show your best possible work or not. It should be a goal at the beginning of each course to improve time management skills in order to remain consistent with your work and be able to produce the best designs possible given the allotted time constraints. Once in the professional world, we will be constantly facing deadlines and tight schedules, so while in school good habits should be developed regarding time management. A good way to stay on track with a project is to create a Gantt chart at the beginning of the semester. This spreadsheet lays out everything included with the projects as well as the time frame that you have to complete it. You then fill out the squares to determine what to spend your time working on, when you should be working on certain steps, which steps overlap, and when important deadlines are. This chart will help manage how to spend your time and how long you should be working on each part of the design process so you aren’t rushing to complete things near the end of the project. Below is an example of what a Gantt chart looks like. SHERIDAN PROJECT SCHEDULE WEEK 1 WEEK 2 PHASE/TASKS










SCHEMATICS Problem Statement/Concept Statement Concept Images/Sketches/Research

Verify diagrams support concept

Build 3D mock-up to test concepts

Seek feedback from mock-ups

Choose preliminary color palette and materials Finalize schematic design for presentation DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Analyze Occupancy/Life Safey Codes/ADA Compliance Complete finish selection for plan

Obtain finish samples Exterior Elevation

Perpective Drawing Finalize Design Development Drawings for presentation CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS Research Green/Substainability

Research doors/hardware for ADA compliance Verify clearances for ADA compliance

Print 24" x 36" set and coordinate

Presentation Dec 11

Here are a few other suggestions to improve time managment skills: >> Work on things a little each day. Each project is a process that takes a lot of time and work to complete. Dedicate a certain amount of time to work on a project each day so you not only stay on top of the assignments, but you are constantly thinking about new creative solutions. >> Accountability Having a reliable friend or another interior design major hold you accountable is a great resource for ensuring work is being done. But remember to do the same for them! Work together and collaborate on projects, show each other your work and have constructive critiques that help you stay on the right track.


>>Write down major assignments and dealines At the beginning of each course, take the syllabus and write down all dates that have major deadlines and presentations. You will then know well in advance when things need to be completed and it will help you plan how to spend your time accordingly. 10

Schematics Phase In the schematic phase, you begin to take the research acquired in the programming phase and use that information to begin thinking of design ideas for the project. Sketching is a great way to explore the design possibilities and start putting ideas onto paper. As you develop a concept, a concept statement and quick conceptual sketches will help communicate your preliminary design ideas. The schematic phase is not about producing final drawings or making final design decisions, but a way to discover your initial thoughts and ideas about a project.

Concept Sketches Conceptual sketches are quick line drawings that explore spacial relationships, design ideas, and an experimentation of textures, materials, and color palettes that could be used in the design project. Examples:


Concept/Mood Board In addition to sketches, it is also beneficial to create a concept, or mood, board that will further assist in communicating the ideas you are thinking for the design project. This board usually consists of some of your own quick sketches, images found on the Internet, magazine cutouts, text, or other resources that portray your inspiration for this phase of the process. Examples:

Space Planning Once the concept has been explored and determined, the next part of the schematic phase is to begin space planning. This means that a very rough floor plan will begin to form based on spacial arrangements. The bubble diagrams and the adjacency matrix you created in the programming phase will assist in the decision making process about what space should go where as well as the relationship between spaces within the project as a whole. Again, this is not a final floor plan, but a rough idea of where certain areas should be placed to best meet the client’s needs as well as provide maximum functionality. Examples:


Design Development Phase

The design development phase is when your ideas become more of a reality, quick sketches become final drawings, and materials and finishes are selected. These drawings will be your best way to communicate with your client aside from your verbal presentation, so it is crucial that these drawings are easy to understand and portrays the important aspects of your design. You will either do your projects by hand, on the computer, or a combination of both. To maximize your design presentation, you will produce different types of drawings that showcase different viewpoints or perspectives. These types of drawings as well as the computer programs that produce these drawings will be taught throughout the courses here at IWU. The main programs that you will use to develop the drawings are AutoCAD, Revit, and Google SketchUp. Once you have these drawings, you will edit them and prepare presentation boards with the Adobe Suite, using mainly Photoshop and InDesign. All of these programs are available for you either as a free download or for purchase.

Programs Available Programs that are available as a free download: AutoCAD (for both Macs and PCs) Revit (for ONLY PCs) 1. 2. Click “Products” (on top tab) 3. Click “AutoCAD Products“ (or “Revit Products”) 3. Click “Students-Free Software” (tab on right side) 4. Log-in or register to obtain the free software 5. Follow installation instructions after selecting the desired software Google SketchUP (for both Macs and PCs) 1. 2. Click “Download Sketch Up” (top right of page) 3. Click the “Downlaod Sketch Up” button again (towards the bottom of page) Note: There is also an option to download Sketch Up Pro, which gives more of a variety of modeling options than normal Google Sketch Up, but it is NOT free. There is a fee if you choose Sketch Up Pro. Programs that are available for purchase: Adobe Creative Suite (for ONLY Macs) 1. 2. Click “Products” (top tab) 3. Click “For Students and Teachers” 4. Click “See All Products” (under the “Featured Products” tab 5. You will most likely choose “Design Standard,” which costs $349.00 13

Laptop Specs MAC Requirements - AutoCAD Apple® Mac® Pro 4,1 or later; MacBook® Pro 5,1 or later (MacBook Pro 6,1 or later recommended); iMac® 8,1 or later (iMac 11,1 or later recommended); Mac® mini 3,1 or later (Mac mini 4,1 or later recommended); MacBook Air® 2,1 or later; MacBook® 5,1 or later (MacBook 7,1 or later recommended) Mac OS® X v10.6.4 or later; Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later 64-bit Intel® processor 3 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended) 2.5 GB free disk space for download and installation (3 GB recommended) All graphics cards on supported hardware 1,280 x 800 display with true color (1,600 x 1,200 with true color recommended) U.S., U.K., or France keyboard layout Apple® Mouse, Apple Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, MacBook® Pro trackpad, or Microsoft®-compliant mouse. Mac OS X-compliant printer Source:

Computer (PC) Requirements – REVIT 2013 32-Bit Computer - Revit Microsoft® Windows® 7 32-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition, Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32-bit (SP2 or later) Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition, or Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP2 or later) Professional or Home edition* Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended. Autodesk® Revit® software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations. 4 GB RAM 5 GB free disk space 1,280 x 1,024 monitor with true color Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics, 256 MB DirectX® 10-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 for advanced graphics (find out more about recommended graphics hardware) Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later) MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion® compliant device Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key Internet connectivity for license registration 64-Bit Computer - Revit


Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium edition Multi-Core Intel Xeon, or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended. Revit products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations. 8 GB RAM 5 GB free disk space 1,680 x 1,050 monitor with true color Display adapter capable of 24-bit color for basic graphics; 256 MB DirectX 10-capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 for advanced graphics (find out more about recommended graphics hardware) Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or later) MS-Mouse or 3Dconnexion compliant device Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key Internet connectivity for license registration Computer (PC) Requirements – AutoCAD 2013 32-Bit Computer - AutoCAD Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home (compare Windows 7 versions); Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium (SP2 or later) (compare Windows Vista versions); or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP3 or later) For Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ dual-core processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology For Windows XP: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) 6 GB free disk space for installation 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color (1,600 x 1,050 with true color recommended) Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later Install from download or DVD 64-Bit Computer - AutoCAD Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium (compare Windows 7 versions); Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium (SP2 or later) (compare Windows Vista versions); or Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later) AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron® processor with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology 2 GB RAM 2 GB free space for installation 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color Internet Explorer 7.0 or later Install from download or DVD 15

Types of Drawings

2D Floor Plan

3D Isometric

2D Floor Plan with dimensions


Types of Drawings continued

Isometric-- Cutaway

Rendered Elevation


One-Point Perspective

Two-Point Rendered Perspective 17

Photoshop Once your drawings are finished, you will want to edit them before placing them on your presentation boards. This can most easily be accomplished using Photoshop. If you do not have Photoshop on your computer, the computers in the Mac Lab in Beard (room 222) all contain the Adobe Suite on them. Since you are in an art class, you should have an account set up to use the computers, but if you find you do not, ask David Dyer to set up an account for you. He is the full-time Mac Lab employee who sits at the front of the room. Your account user name should be (firstnamelastname) and your password (studentID). Photoshop is a complex program, however interior design majors will use the same editing tools for each project you do. This will show you some of the basic commands you will most likely use for editing drawings. Levels Command When you scan your drawings, the coloring is sometimes a light blue color, and the ink can appear faded. The Levels command will remove the blue background so your drawings will appear white. Open up your drawing in Photoshop and click Image-Adjustments-Levels (shown in picture to the right). An image will then appear (bottom picture to the right) that will allow you to adjust the levels so the background becomes white. Make sure the preview button is checked so you can see how adjusting the levels affects your image as you do it. Drag the right arrow towards the middle, and your drawing should become lighter. Once you get the background color you want, drag the left arrow towards the middlethis will darken your ink. When you approve of the image, click “OK� and the image will change.

Ruler Tool If your image does not scan perfectly straight, the Ruler Tool will adjust the image so that it becomes straight. This tool is found by clicking and holding the eyedropper icon on the left toolbar, and then selecting the Ruler Tool (shown in picture to the left). You will then choose a line in your drawing, and click and drag the mouse over the line so that the ruler forms a line over the line in your drawing. Then click Image-Image Rotation-Arbitrary. Because you selected a line that is straight in your drawing, there should be an angle already in the box, then just click ok. The image will automatically straighten itself out. 18

Photoshop continued You can also edit your renderings prior to placing them on the presentation boards. These next few commands are very helping in aiding the appearance of renderings. Burn and Dodge Tools The Burn and Dodge Tools help bring more contrast to your rendering by adding light or dark elements over the image. The Dodge Tool will lighten any part of the image you click over, while the Burn Tool will darken any part of the rendering. These tools can be found on the left toolbar (shown in the picture to the right). You can also adjust the size and strength of the cursor depending on how much you want changed. Quick Selection Tool If you need to change the color of something completely, but you only want a section painted, you can use the Quick Selection Tool to select certain parts of the rendering. The location of this tool is on the left toolbar (shown in picture on far left). Once the correct section is highlighted, whatever command that follows will only affect the selected part. As shown in the picture to the left, if the paint bucket is clicked, only the slected part will be painted, even if you paint over other parts of the image.

Photoshop Tool Shortcuts All Photoshop tools have shortcuts on the keyboard that make it easier to get to. To the right is a reference that will help you find the right tools faster.



When it comes to making presentation boards, you will use InDesign to arrange your drawings in a professional way for the client. The more you use InDesign, the more comfortable you will become with it, but here are a few basic tools and tips that you will often use. Master Pages When you begin a new InDesign project, you will decide the number of pages you want, and then you will begin by determining a layout. The Master Page is a tool that makes certain design elements consistant on every page. If you click the Master Page under the Pages tab on the right, anything you do to the Master Page will be place on every page. This is helpful for making your background as well as your title block because it will ensure they are in the same place on every page. The picture on the left shows an example how whatever is done on the Master Page is reproduced on every page after that. Place and Fit to Frame Commands After your layout is determined, you will begin placing images unto your boards. After clicking File-Place (shown in picture on right), you will locate your edited images that you want on the boards. Once an image is placed on the board, you can adjust the size by using the fit to frame tool (icon shown below). Use the Shift key to keep your image proportionate, and then once the frame is at the desired size, click the fit to frame button to change the size of the image. This can work to make the image smaller or larger.

Arrange and Edit With Tools If you are stacking images on top of each other, you can use the arrange tool to determine the order of the images. Right click an image and hover over the arrange tool (shown in picture on left). You can then determine if you want to send to the front or back. If you need to edit an image after you’ve placed it, right click and find the Edit With button (picture on right). Choose which program to edit with and then any changes you make in that program will change the image in InDesign. 20

InDesign continued Group Command The Group Command allows you to group images together so they will move together instead of individually. Select all images you want together, and then click Object-Group (shown in picture to the right). Now if you click one image, all will be selected. If you need to change something about an individual image, just double click it and only that image will be selected.

Transparency Command To make an image more transparent, right click the image and click EffectsTransparency (shown in bottom left picture). A screen will then show up which allows you to adjust the opacity of the object (shown in upper picture on left). Make sure the “Preview� button is checked so that you can see how the image changes before you click OK. Once you are satisfied with the opacity, click OK.

Hyphenation When you add text with text boxes, the words will hyphenate if they are too long. To ensure professional quality boards, you will want to remove the hyphenation. To do this, highlight the entire paragraph, and click the little drop down arrow on the top right of the InDesign screen and click Hyphenation... (shown in picture on the right). A screen will pop up, in which all you will have to do is uncheck hyphenate and click OK. This will change any hyphenated words. 21 v

InDesign continued Links When you have completed your InDesign boards, you will want to check your links, which can be found on the right of the screen (shown in picture on the left). The links are any images that you have placed into InDesign, and having them all connected will ensure the best printing possible. If any have a red circle with a question mark by it, that means the link is missing. Highlight this image and hit the relink button (shown by arrow). You will then have to find wherever you imported your image from, so make sure you have all images on a flash drive.

Package Once your links are all connected and your boards are complete, you need to package your project. This makes sure that everything stays together and it will be a lot easier to print because everything is in one file. Click File-Package (shown in picture on far right). You will have to name your folder and say where you want it saved (most likely a flash drive or the desktop). The final screen will look like the image to the right, and then click Package.

Export If you want a PDF version of your boards, you can export them. To accomplish this, click File-Export... (shown on far left). You will have to Save As and determine where it will be save (top picture on left), then click Save. A final screen will pop up, and you can indicate if you want all (every page) exported, or just a certain range. Once you are at your desired setting, select Export. It will then be available as a PDF document. 22

Contruction Document Phase Printing an AutoCAD Drawing to Scale The final construction documents that will be produced are crucial to the final presentation of a project. These include the final autocad drawings and renderings that will be represented on presentation boards as well as in the job book. It is important to remember that these drawings need to be ACCURATE, meaning shown to scale so the client can use them as a reference for measurements and any other information needed. 1. File-- Print (some versions might say plot- it is the same thing) 2. Make sure your paper size and orientation is appropriate for the project 3. What to print: Window This means that you will determine what will be included in the print. It will take you to your screen and you drag you mouse, creating a rectangle, over everything that you want printed. 4 . The most important thing is to make sure the scale is accurate. Uncheck “fit to paper,” and use the drop down arrow to find the current scale. This scale MUST MATCH UP with the scale on the autocad screen in your model (see blue arrows) 5. Instead of hitting print/plot, click PDF and then “Save as PDF...” By saving it as a PDF you have a hard copy and will be able to print it at any printer you wish.

Print Methods and Costs

As you will notice, every art studio class you enroll in, you pay an extra $75 studio fee. This is because professors will buy materials for you to use throughout the entire semester and then keep after that class. The remaining money that is not used on materials should be transferred to your print credits, which is the amount of money you have to print at Beard. To find out how many print credits you have, there is an application called PCC on the Mac Lab computers that will show you how much money you have remaining. If you ever have a question about your print credit amount, or if you need to put more money into your account, you can ask Amanda Ancil in the art office located on the first floor. 23

Print Methods and Costs continued Printing hours are from 8:00am-5:00pm in Beard. David Dyer is the full time Mac Lab worker who is there Monday-Friday. His computer is the one in the front of the room, and he is there to answer any questions you might have, so don’t hesitate to ask him anything about printing as well as the Adobe Suite programs. After 5:00pm, the print room (little room outside the Mac Lab) is locked so you will not be able to access your prints if you still choose to print after then (you will need to come in the morning and pick them up when the print room is open). It is very rare that the print room is open after 5:00pm, so make sure you plan on all your printing to be finished before then. If you wish to print either an 8.5” x 11” sheet or an 11” x 17,” you will use the phaser printer located in the print room. Each of these prints will be 50 cents per page. The other size you will use for larger projects is a 24” x 36” sheet. This will be a board that you make in InDesign, and the only person that can print that is David from his computer since it is another printer that is used at the back of the Mac Lab. To print that, all you need to do is take a flash drive with the packaged InDesign file to him, and he will make sure all the setting are correct and print it for you. When it prints, it usually has a little extra white space on the ends because the paper is larger than the actual size of the board. The best way to cut the white edges off is to use the paper cutter on the side of the Mac Lab next to the large green recycling can. The cost to print each board is $10, so if you have a project with multiple boards, make sure you have enough print credits in your account before you start. Another printer that you will utilize is the Epson located in the Autocad lab (room 216); this printer prints things onto vellum paper. If you are doing a project with hand drawing, after you scan your inked images, you will want to print them on this printer so you can render them. This printer is connected to the windows side of the computers in that room, so you will need to have your images in JPEG format to print. The easiest way to do this is make a 24” x 36” document in Photoshop placing all the images you need printed onto the sheet (This process needs to be done in the other Mac Lab, room 222). Sometimes it is helpful to have more than one copy of the image in case you need to re-do your rendering. Once you are happy with the document, save it in a JPEG format and put it on a flash drive. Take the flash drive to the other lab (room 216) and pull the image up as a picture on the windows side of the computer. You can then proceed to print the image onto vellum. If it is not working or the ink levels are too low, be sure to talk to either David Dyer or Todd Giles about it. They will be able to change the ink or help answer any questions you may have. There is also a printer and copier available in the Interior Design room in Center Hall for you to use. You may use these devices all day until midnight. However, you can only print 8.5” x 11” pages on this printer. There is a cord on the printer that you plug into your own computer to be able to print. Black and white pages are 10 cents each, and color prints are 50 cents per page. There is a sheet above the printer with everyone’s name on it. If you make a copy or print something, you must indicate by your name how many pages you printed and whether it was black and white or color. Each month the sheet is taken to the art office and Amanda updates your print credit account.


CIDA Accreditation All original interior design student projects and other outcome-based documentation produced by students will be retained by Indiana Wesleyan University for the purpose of proof of outcome for future CIDA evaluation. IMPORTANT NOTE: Students are required to produce 2 digital format files for each project 1 retained for the university 1 retained for the students records (grading) (saved on a cd in pdf, jpg or tiff format 150-300 dpi as applies) All hard copy documents will be retained by the university Original 3 dimensional models will be retained by the university. The student is to record their model with quality photography appropriate to include in their portfolio). The projects may be displayed for public viewing as required for CIDA standards. All hard copy documentation produced by students for university records may become available for student pick-up post accreditation visit. Condition of materials is not guaranteed.

Student Worker Positions There are two student interior design assistants available throughout the year to aid students with projects, computer programs, or general questions that arise. These are both paid positions through the IWU Art department, and students typically work one night a week, equating to six hours. The material lab assistant works one night a week in Room 133 in Center Hall. Her duties include monitoring the interior design room and its materials, assisting students working in the room, and assisting Professor Puffer with small projects that get assigned. Examples of small projects include scanning and preparing certain documents for classes, cleaning Room 133, fixing any problems with the drafting desks, and CIDA accreditation documentation. The CAD lab assistant works one night a week in Room 216 in Beard Art Center. Her duties include monitoring both the CAD Room (216) as well as the Mac Lab (Room 222) in Beard, assisting any students with questions regarding the Adobe Suite, Autocad, or Revit, and assisting Professor Puffer with small projects that come up. Programs the assistant is familiar with include Google SketchUp, Autocad, Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Image Capture (scanner). Responsibilities that would typically be assigned are creating or preparing floor plans for class projects, helping interior design students with Autocad or Revit homework, and assist/answer questions regarding printing, scanning, or binding projects. 25

Studio Materials Rooms 133 and 134 in Center Hall are designated for interior design; this is where you will find all of the materials available for your use. In majority of your classes you will receive the materials necessary for that course (this is what the $75 studio fee goes towards) that will be yours to keep. However, there are other materials available in the classrooms for your use throughout the semester. Room 133 is the main studio room where all your interior design classes will be (apart from AutoCAD). Within this room you will notice that the north wall is full of fabric materials and samples for you to use. You are allowed to look through all of these samples and take the ones you need for projects; if the desired sample is a part of a book, then just cut a portion of it out. There are also a few samples in the cabinets underneath the sink for you to take. If you need more samples, there are many companies that provide free ordered samples for use. Room 134 also houses additional interior design materials in the first half of the room (the second half is for Printmaking). Although you will not have a class in this room, interior design majors are encouraged to use the space as a work area. There are a variety of magazine volumes for students to look through and cut out what is necessary in this room, as well as other resourceful materials including mat boards, light boxes, foam board, and modeling supplies (chip board, balsa wood, etc.). There are also two gray cabinets that house duplicate materials for you to use while in that room. THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN FROM THE ROOM. They should be materials that you have already received, so do not take additional supplies of these items for personal use. You may also store your materials in these cabinets as well so you do not have to carry certain materials to class every time. The key to access these gray cabinets is in Room 133, in the front of the room on the black storage container.

Sophomore Review Every art major at Indiana Wesleyan University is required to participate in midpoint review (also known as sophomore review). Halfway through your education here, each student is required to submit pieces of work related to interior design that will be reviewed by a board of professors from the art division. There is also a 1-2 page write-up that communicates what you have learned thus far and what your hopes are for the degree you are pursuing. This review cannot determine whether or not you continue in the major, but it helps establish where you are at in the program and how you are doing in the major. It is best to select pieces of work that display your range in the major i.e. a variety of different types of drawings. This is a process that all students go through, and usually takes place in either February or October. 26

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) American Society of Interior Designers is a national organization for interior design students and professionals to network with one another and stay up to date with the latest products and technology. There is a student chapter at Indiana Wesleyan University that any interior design major is welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to meet the other interior design majors at IWU as well as stay current with ASID events, contests, and conferences. ASID-IWU plans events and socials every month that will help you develop as a designer as well as preparing you for the professional world. There is a $20 fee to join the IWU student chapter (but you get a t-shirt with it!). If you have any questions about the chapter here at IWU, please contact the ASID-IWU president, Marissa Witchger, at You can also join the national ASID organization, which has a yearly fee of $60. To learn more about the national ASID organization, visit

Art Scholarship Each year students are eligible to apply for the Indiana Wesleyan University Art Scholarship for the following academic year. The application process consists of submitting 10 pieces of artwork that represents your best work relating to your major. This scholarship is an excellent way to help pay for tuition, as well as showcase your work thus far to other professors who help determine who receive the award. An email from the art division will be sent out sometime detailing the format the images need to be in as well as the deadline for the application. If you are awarded the scholarship, it is not renewable, which means that you will have to reapply every year, but the process is the same from year to year so it is highly encouraged that you participate!


Architecture for Humanity American Institute of Architects American Society of Interior Designers Council for Interior Design Accreditation Certified Kitchen Designer Construction Specification Institute Interior Design Educators Council International Interior Design Association Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design National Association of Schools of Art & Design National Council for Interior Design Qualification National Home Builders Association National Kitchen & Bath Association 27

Interior Design Student Manual  

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