Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: ARCH5213C

Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers:
Lindsey Glover
lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au
Danielle Tregenza
danielle.tregenza@rmit.edu.au 

 



 

Nominal Hours: 36

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to research and recommend furniture and accessories for various decoration and design solutions to meet client and project brief requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4004 Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Element:

Interpret decoration requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1      Applicable  work health and safety (WHS), legislative  and organisational  requirements  relevant  to researching and recommending furniture  and accessories are verified  and complied  with

1.2      Project brief is reviewed and clarified  with client to determine  requirements  for furniture  and accessories

1.3      Parameters for furniture and accessories are assessed and confirmed

 

1.4      Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness

1.5      Communication with oth

ers is established  and maintained

Element:

Make recommendations to client

Performance Criteria:

4.1

Quantities  and qualities  of selected furniture  and accessories are presented and promoted to the client

4.2

Performance  and characteristics  of selected furniture  and

accessories are presented and promoted to the client

4.3

Costs associated with purchasing and obtaining the furniture  and accessories are provided in quote form to the client

4.4

Presentation  of research information and samples is made, highlighting the findings  and rationale  for the furniture  and accessories chosen

4.5

Feedback and follow  up is instigated  and maintained  with the client

Element:

Research accessories

Performance Criteria:

3.1

Aesthetic and colour requirements  of the accessories are assessed

3.2

Intended application for the accessories is analysed and reviewed

3.3

New accessory technologies  are researched and reported

3.4

Tactile requirements  of the accessories in relation to the design are researched

3.5

Properties of the materials  used in the production of accessories are analysed and evaluated

3.6

Manufacturing processes and available  expertise for the desired accessories are assessed

3.7

Costs and availability of accessories are assessed and compared

 

3.8

Environmental impact of accessory materials  used is assessed

3.9

Longevity and restorability qualities  of accessories are researched

3.10

Space is measured for accessory requirements,  calculating quantities  and requirements

3.11

Sketches and drawings  are completed and prepared for positioning of products, materials  and accessories

Element:

Research furniture

Performance Criteria:

2.1

Aesthetic and style requirements  of the furniture  are assessed

2.2

Intended application for the furniture  is analysed and reviewed

2.3

New furniture  technologies  are researched and reported

2.4

Tactile requirements  of the furniture  in relation to the design are researched

2.5

Properties of the materials  used in the production of furniture  are analysed and evaluated

2.6

Manufacturing processes and available  expertise for the desired furniture  are assessed

2.7

Costs and availability of furniture  are assessed and compared

2.8

Environmental impact of furniture  materials  used are assessed

2.9

Longevity and restorability qualities  of furniture  are researched

2.10

Space is measured for furniture  requirements,  calculating quantities  and requirements

2.11

Principles  of anthropometrics,  ergonomics  and spatial relationships  are applied


Learning Outcomes


This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of furniture and accessories and applies to a design and decoration, retail, consulting or studio environment.                                                                                           These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person’s job and authority.

Refer to the elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course will be clustered with the course ARCH5205C Decorate Residential Interiors and
delivered using a blended approach in the following modes:
In Class activities will include
Lectures
Peer teaching and class presentations
Teacher directed projects
Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
Creative thinking technique

Out of Class activities will include:
Online research
Independent project based work
Self Directed Learning

Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to
organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other
students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research and library assignments.


Teaching Schedule

TEACHING SCHEDULE

 ARCH5213C Research and recommend furniture and accessories (with ARCH5205C Decorate residential interiors)

WEEK

CLASS CONTENT

LECTURE

SELF DIRECTED LEARNING

ELEMENTS

ARCH5213C

MSFID4004 

TASK DUE

1

Introduction and overview of course 

Briefing of terrace house bedroom   
and TASK 1

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 

 

 TASK 1 due wk 16

2

 

Discuss options for recording developmental process for assessments The  process journal


Spatial planning intro
Bubble diagrams

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,  2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11,4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 

 

3

 

Look at spatial planning in reference to furniture

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

4

 

Look at design style in reference to furniture

Collecting, organising, and recording process

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Wk 4 assessment

Design style for furniture

 

 

5

Exploration of pattern for design style

Review and evaluation of exploration in Studio class - use process journal
 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

6

Investigation & exploration of your process - self-directed learning - use process journal

 

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

7

 

Investigation & exploration of your process

Tutorial / studio work

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

8

 

Exploration of pattern for design style

Review and evaluation of exploration in Studio class - use process journal
 

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

 

9

 

Exploration of pattern for design style

Review and evaluation of exploration in Studio class - use process journal
 

 

It is recommended students research & source – fixtures, fittings, finishes & soft furnishings as self directed learning –

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

10

Tutorial/studio work

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

11

Tutorial/studio work

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting in your process journal

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

Mid semester break 

12

 


Tutorial/studio work
Draft and work on furniture schedule

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

Work on documenting in your process journal

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

13

 

Tutorial/studio work
Work on furniture schedule

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

14

 

Tutorial/studio work 
Work on furniture schedule

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

15

 

Tutorial/studio work

to finish off submission



look at presentation and layout arrangements

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11,3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

 

16

 

TASK 1 Submission
Finalizing studio work & make final submission

 

 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Diploma program
TASK 1 Submission
 due today

 

 17

 Studio work

  

 

18

TASK 1 Submission
Finalizing studio work & make final submission

 

 

 

   4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 Accelerated program
TASK 1 Submission
 due today

 19-20

 Review & re submission 

 

Schedule is subject to change


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Mitton, M., 2012, Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics,
Models and Presentation Techniques, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New
York

9780470619025

Ching, F., 2011, Building Construction Illustrated, 4th Edition, John Wiley &
Sons, Inc.

9781118010112

Ching, F., Binggeli, C., 2012, Interior Design Illustrated, 3rd Edition, John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.

9781118181737

Panero, J. & Zelnik, M., 1979, Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source
Book of Design Reference Standards, 1st Edition, Witney Library of Design an
imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, New York

0823072711


Other Resources

Students may be required to use some of the following materials in preparation of drawings for this course:

  • drawing pencils, pens and markers
  • scale ruler, metal ruler, adjustable set square
  • paper
  • cutting tools (scissors, knives, blades)
  • double sided tape
  • foam core
  • relevant and current hardware and software
  • http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc

The university Library has extensive resources for Interior Design Students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
studies hhttp://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration.
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian for colour, soft furnishings and decorate residential interiors 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is project based.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following
pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment Task : 

Task 1 - Furniture schedule for Terrace House bedroom -  
Due week 16 - Diploma program
Due week 17 - Accelerated program

RMIT Grade Table
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment

All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in
the Assessment Briefs.
Exception to this is where an approved DLU plan, an application for Special Consideration or an
approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the the Assessment Briefs.
Exception to this is where an approved DLU plan, an application for Special Consideration or an
approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation.
Please visit the following link on the RMIT website for all information regarding adjustments to
assessable work; http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=od0oagg9uc111.
If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in
order to meet the submission requirements.
Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit (within 5 working days), and for
that resubmission, if deemed competent, you may only receive a Pass.
Late Submission
Submissions will only be accepted up to 3 working days after the due date and time, with
appropriate documentation ie a medical certificate.
Apart from the exceptions listed above, submissions received in this period can only receive a
Pass (50%), if deemed competent.


Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant course
folder.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It
is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the
maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes
suggestions on how you can.
Proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to
achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to
complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration,
appeals and discipline :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work.
This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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