Sketching around Florence for interior classes

 Professor Donatella Caruso with her students of Interior Design and Exhibit Design classes walked around Florence to sketch monuments and museums of the town. The class of exhibit design is working on their new exercise after the spring break: a small blooklet with a sketched analysis of the “Museo dell’Opera del Duomo”. The class walked along…

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Introduction to Interior Design

INT 160 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90The course is an overview of the interior design profession. It introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of design, basic space planning and furnishing. Starting from the survey of an existing space, the student learns how to present it through drawings. From a simple room like a…

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CAD for Interior Design I

 INT 190 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 This course introduces students to the use of the computer for interior design, as a drawing tool and an important management tool in the process of developing a project. The course also introduces students to the use of computer aided drawings for interior design. Computer graphics concepts…

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Perspective Drawing and Rendering

 INT 180 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 The course will approach the main methods of representation, sketching and technical two- and three-dimensional drawing. Students will start with easy exercises in order to handle tools, geometric rules, different scales, and other basic requirements. The course teaches the techniques for rendering the elements of interior spaces…

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Principles of Interior and Product Design

 INT 170 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 45 Paolo Fossati, an Italian expert of industrial design, stated: “Design means to create a strict connection between ideation and production.” Giovanni Klaus Koenig claimed that “design is like a bat; half is a bird and half is a rat.” Taking as a starting point these two statements…

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Interior Design

INT 250 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 Starting from the survey of an existing place and learning how to present it through drawings (plants, sections, elevations), the student will deal with the solution of a given project in its entirety from marketing through the identification of targets to the solution of technical problems and…

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CAD for Interior Design II

INT 290 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 The course objective is to give a basic knowledge of three-dimensional drawing and solid modeling. This course provides students with the basic tools for studying and presenting design concepts in three-dimensional form, and exploring the methods and materials of model construction. Topics include solid generation and composition,…

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Design Materials

INT 240 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 The aim of the course is to give the students an approach to the study of the construction process as it relates to the building of interior spaces. The approach will be based on two distinct fields: 1) Study of materials: visits to craftsmen or factories in…

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Retail Design

INT 300 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 This course is structured to help students develop awareness of the importance of graphic arts in design and execution of presentations and promotions for consumer merchandise. This course is intended to teach the students the different aspects of the professional approach to the design of shops and…

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