Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: ARCH5180C

Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and 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

Jenni Woods  jennifer.woods@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

In Class Activities will include:
• Lectures
• Guest speakers
• Peer teaching and class presentations
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• Analysis/critique of relevant reading material


Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
• Gallery/Exhibition visits
• Industry related excursions


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

For Weekly Outline of Teaching Schedule and Course Outline, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.


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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Abercrombie, S. and Whiton, S., Interior Design & Decoration, 6th. Edn., Pearson Prentice Hall

Pile, J., The History of Interior Design, 3rd Edn., Wiley

Miller, J., 2005, Furniture, Dorling Kindersley Ltd., London.


Other Resources

You are advised to look at the course MyRMIT (Blackboard) for ongoing updated information.


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

Research and recommend furniture and accessories is a clustered unit, this will allow us to assess your project work against several competency/s.
Clustered with Source and apply information on the history and theory of design. All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall.
 

Task 1 : Furniture Fusion.  Explore, evaluate and present one historical style blended with contemporary furniture and accessories as an A2 Presentation Board with supporting documentation detailing price, finishes, suppliers, manufacturing process and environmental impact.

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.


Assessment Matrix

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

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
 
CDICompetent with Distinction
 
CCCompetent with Credit
 
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
 
NYCNot Yet Competent
 
DNSDid Not Submit for Assessment

 

Other Information

Research and recommend Furniture & Accessories is a clustered unit with Source and apply information on the history and theory of design.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.


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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online
 

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.
www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students


Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
 

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