Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: ARCH5180C

Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4251 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Perperis  john.perperis@rmit.edu.au

Kieron Meagher  kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au

Kristine Piggford  kristine.piggford@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:

LMFID4004A Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Element:

1.  Interpret decoration requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Applicable OHS, 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 others is established and maintained
 

Element:

2. 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
 

Element:

3.  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:

4.  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
 


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.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

In Class activities will include:

  • Lectures
  • Guest Speakers
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Workshopping of student projects
  • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Construction of models

Out of Class activities will include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work
  • Industry related excursions
  • Gallery/Exhibition visits

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, library assignments, field trips and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTELEMENTS
1Introduction & course outline.  Presentation of project1
2Indoor/Outdoor furniture options presented & discussed1,2,3
3Introduction to Ergonomics and Spatial Planning1,2,3
4Concept Presention to teacher and peers1,2,3,4
5Furniture Layout Presentation and preparation of drawings2,3
6Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings2,3
7Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings2,3
8Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings and documentation2,3
9Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings and documentation2,3
10Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings and documentation2,3
11Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings and documentation2,3
12Preparation of Furniture Layout drawings and documentation2,3
13Complete Furniture Layout drawings2,3,4
14Complete Furniture Layout drawings2,3,4
15Final submission of all documentation including 5 minute Oral Presentation to teacher and peers4
16Review and re-submission 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Miller, J., 2005, Furniture: World Styles from Classic to Contemporary, 1st Edition, Dorling Kindersley

9780756672881

Natale, C., 2009, Furniture Design and Construction for the Interior Designer, 1st Edition, Fairchild Books

9781563675652


Other Resources

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

  • drawing pencils, pens and markers
  • scale ruler, metal ruler, adjustable set square
  • paper
  • access to a computer, the internet and relevant and current hardware and software
     


Overview of Assessment

• Effectively research and recommend furniture and accessories to assist with informing the design and decoration process and arrive at a solution which meets client requirements
• Effectively apply design elements and principles to the research and recommendation of furniture and accessories
• Effectively research and recommend furniture and accessories in accordance with the project brief
• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for researching and recommending furniture and accessories
• Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

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

Task 1 - Major Project - Warehouse Residence Renovation
Your major project is to design a renovation of a converted warehouse shell from concept through to final working drawings. You will be required to research concept ideas, specify and implement furniture plans, complete joinery drawings and scale model of Kitchen and present all in mixed media presentation supported by an oral presentation. There will be 4 separate components of this project that you will be assessed on: 1. Visual Diary, 2. Warehouse Documentation, 3. Kitchen Documentation and Model, 4. Oral and Visual Presentation. Submission Due Dates: Visual Diary (formative) - Week 4 & 14, Warehouse Documentation (formative) - Week 4 & 15, All other documentation (summative) is due Week 15.


Assessment Matrix

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

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

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.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
HD 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

 

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).
 

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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