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Interior Design Course Learning Outcomes
Course Code Title Learning Outcomes
IDES1211 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN  CLO1 Recognize the elements and principles of design and their applications.
CLO2 Demonstrate competency in the design process. 
CLO3 Identify and evaluate the technical aspects of interior design projects. 
CLO4 Demonstrate competency in the use of design fundamentals as principal tools in establishing design criteria and developing the overall design process. 
CLO5 Identify the physical as well as social and psychological aspects of design.
CLO6 Recognize interior design as a business. 
CLO7 Produce design compositions and develop presentation skills. 
CLO8 Outline Gestalt theory and abstraction. 
CLO9 State and describe the human factors and special needs. 
CLO10 Identify the fundamentals of design 
CLO11 Practice the application of basic rules of space planning and organization.
IDES1212 INTERIOR DESIGN I CLO1 Develop space planning using basic furniture layouts.
CLO2 Recognize different types of door and window styles for use in two dimensional floor plans.
CLO3 Demonstrate writing skills using lettering appropriate for architectural communication.
CLO4 Demonstrate ability to produce drawings that show appropriate line weights and a specific scale.
CLO5 Demonstrate competency in multi-view drawing including layout and drawing of architectural plans, elevations and isometrics.
CLO6 Demonstrate ability to produce architectural drawings that include basic hand rendering techniques.
CLO7 Demonstrate ability to represent design work through drawings and physical models.   
IDES1352 FREEHAND DRAWING AND SKETCHING CLO1 Recall the fundamentals of free-hand sketching.
CLO2 Develop an innate understanding of visual art concepts.
CLO3 Demonstrate various skills in sketching, producing and interpreting drawings.
CLO4 Show an understanding of refinement on visual sense of aesthetics.
CLO5 Develop the sense of depth of line, shape, mass, texture etc.
CLO6 Show competency on visual scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis.
CLO7 Demonstrate a number of drawing skills while using appropriate tools, equipment, materials, processes, medium selection, techniques of drawings and graphics, etc.
CLO8 Develop an awareness of two-dimensional and volumetric composition of spaces.
CLO9 Show competency in multi-view drawing of interior spaces.
CLO10 Create believable shade and shadow effects for use in freehand sketches and perspective drawings of interior spaces.
IDES1413 INTERIOR DESIGN II CLO1 Recognize types and degrees of interior enclosure, volumetric accommodation of activities and functions, and spatial scale and continuity
CLO2 Explain two dimensional and volumetric compositions of spaces, layering, circulation, entry/exit, transition and sequence
CLO3 Recognize qualitative use of planes, surfaces, and openings that enclose space
CLO4 Demonstrate competency in color theories, perception, and the psychological and emotional responses to color and light
CLO5 Illustrate architectural communication languages of plans, elevations and sections
CLO6 Produce three dimensional presentations as isometric and perspective
CLO7 Demonstrate competency in freehand representation of design solutions
IDES2252 DIGITAL DESIGN II CLO1 Model interior spaces with any design shape such as straight, curved, circular, spherical, etc.
CLO2 Demonstrate different types of interior materials and finishes and apply them on the interior space elements
CLO3 Illustrate the interior space scene with the natural and/or artificial light and environment
CLO4 Produce a model of an interior space with both static and dynamic cameras
CLO5 Generate a rendering of the final scene with suitable settings, save and archive the files.
CLO6 Present the 3d views in good quality resolution and design using Photoshop
IDES2331 BEHAVIOR AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT CLO1 Recognize the dynamic relationship between human behavior and the built environment.
CLO2 Define the attributes of space
CLO3 Analyze and communicate the effects of spatial relationships through the application of proxemic theory.
CLO4 Evaluate the concepts of territoriality, perceptions of space, proxemics in a cross-cultural context and behavior related to space utilization.
CLO5 Categorize the dynamics of space used based on informal observation and survey assessment methods.
CLO6 Acquire sensitivity to user requirements based on social and cultural factors.
CLO7 Create spatial layouts that provide for activity patterns of users and helps users meet their goals. 
CLO8 Develop and administer an informal questionnaire to assess user/space utilization of an existing space.
IDES2332 MATERIALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN CLO1 Define the functional aspects of interior materials.
CLO2 Estimate materials for budget assessment.
CLO3 Recognize the CSI format for specification.
CLO4 Explain codes and standard testing procedures for interior materials.
CLO5 Specify furniture fabric and equipment for interiors.
CLO6 Apply research processes for interior specification.
IDES2411 INTERIOR DESIGN III- RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CLO1 Apply programming procedures for residential spaces
CLO2 Practice two-dimensional hand drafting skills and quick sketching skills as they apply to residential interior spaces.
CLO3 Analyze, justify, and rate interior applications of concepts
CLO4 Employ space planning techniques and conventions.
CLO5 Write residential interior specifications and recognize main components and design needs for residential interiors
CLO6 Plan and design all interior spaces for accessibility.
CLO7 Draw detailed working drawings for custom residential products
CLO8 Plan and draw interior spaces based on standards and minimum dimensions.
IDES2412 INTERIOR DESIGN IV–NON-RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CLO1 Apply programming procedures for non-residential spaces.
CLO2 Practice two-dimensional hand drafting skills and quick sketching skills as they apply to non-residential interior spaces.
CLO3 Analyze, justify, and rate interior applications of concepts.
CLO4 Employ space planning techniques and conventions.
CLO5 Design a successful way finding system.
CLO6 Plan and design all interior spaces for accessibility.
CLO7 Plan and design main circulation paths and secondary paths.
CLO8 Plan and draw interior spaces based on standards and minimum dimensions.
IDES3251 PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS CLO1 Identify the parts of a SLR camera
CLO2 Explain the effect of various apertures on photographic images (depth of field)
CLO3 Explain the effect of various shutter speeds on photographic images (pan action, stop action, blurred action)
CLO4 Produce various images with a variety of aperture/shutter speed combinations for given results
CLO5 Recognize various f/stop effects in photographs
CLO6 Demonstrate an understanding of accurate use of the light meter
CLO7 Demonstrate an understanding of aperture/shutter speed priority
CLO8 Evaluate photographic prints in terms of value, clarity, technical aspects and composition
CLO9 Use Photoshop to manipulate and adapt photographs
CLO10 Develop a portfolio of built environment images
IDES3321 INTERIOR BUILDING SYSTEMS I CLO1 Recognize and define the technical aspects of interior building systems.
CLO2 Label the different types of flooring systems, design and calculate material needed and then explain the assembling and finishing of floor systems.
CLO3 Describe and illustrate the construction and finishing of walls.
CLO4 Differentiate between and draw the construction methods and finishing of ceilings
CLO5 Evaluate the acoustics of an interior space.
CLO6 Identify the varied types of stair design and draw construction plans.
CLO7 Prioritize and define the aspects of structural coordination
CLO8 Identify and describe all aspects of an interior HVAC system and its importance to indoor air quality.
CLO9 Know the elements of water supply and waste elimination systems.
CLO10 Describe the principles of electricity and electrical distribution systems.
IDES3322 INTERIOR BUILDING SYSTEMS II CLO1 Recognize and define the various parts of an egress system.
CLO2 Calculate building occupancy loads based on occupancy types.
CLO3 Describe and illustrate typical fire resistant assemblies.
CLO4 Calculate doorway, hallway and vertical transition widths needed for egress.
CLO5 Identify the number and location of exits required for safe egress.
CLO6 Design and draw an accessible restroom.
CLO7 Calculate amount and design locations for barrier free seating.
CLO8 Elucidate and design a barrier free interior environment.
CLO9 Analyze and employ clear and visible wayfinding
CLO10 List and demonstrate elements of barrier free vertical transitions.
IDES3331 INTERIOR LIGHTING CLO1 Describe how light is seen and perceived through the human eye/brain system.
CLO2 Explain the psychological and emotional impact of light.
CLO3 Explain and recognize how surface finish and reflectance affect brightness.
CLO4 Identify and apply variations of color temperature and color rendering.
CLO5 Select various lamp and fixture types for appropriate use in residential and commercial lighting design.
CLO6 Calculate lighting requirements for different functions or tasks, to create emotional impact and brightness contrast for various types of environments.
CLO7 Write lighting specifications for residential and commercial electrical/lighting plans.
CLO8 Specify electrical distribution and control systems as related to lighting design.
CLO9 Prepare contract documents required for residential lighting/electrical plans and commercial reflected ceiling plans, wiring plans, and communication/data plans that include fixture schedules.
IDES3332 INTRODUCTION TO FURNITURE DESIGN CLO1 Recognize the functional aspects of furniture and designed-object materials.
CLO2 Explain the machine processes for construction of furniture and designed-objects.
CLO3 Analyze the design process for developing and prototyping of design ideas.
CLO4 Describe and evaluate the methods of material manipulation.
CLO5 Compare the relationship of design history to the creation of new products for interior design.
CLO6 Create sample models that demonstrate various construction techniques.
IDES3341 HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN I CLO1 Recognize architecture and interior design including furniture styles, decorative elements and motifs and interior components specific to the Ancient World up to 1800CE.
CLO2 Name period styles of interior environment elements from the Ancient World up to 1800CE.
CLO3 Recognize the relationship of economic, social, political and religious influences in the designed environment. 
CLO4 Demonstrate ability to research and illustrate the details of architecture, interior design, furniture design techniques and ornaments.
CLO5 Interpret and apply historic design styles to contemporary interior environment settings.
IDES3342 HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN II CLO1 Recognize architecture and interior design including furniture styles, decorative elements and motifs and interior components specific to 1800CE up to the present.
CLO2 Name period styles of interior environment elements from 1800CE up to the present.
CLO3 Recognize the relationship of economic, social, political and religious influences in the designed environment. 
CLO4 Demonstrate ability to research and illustrate the details of architecture, interior design, furniture design techniques and ornaments.
CLO5 Interpret and apply historic design styles to contemporary interior environment settings.
IDES3343 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS CLO1 Describe the history of the profession of interior design.
CLO2 Recognize professional business structures internationally and locally. 
CLO3 Develop relationships with allied professions.
CLO4 Define legal issues specific to the profession.
CLO5 Examine management techniques.
CLO6 Devise fee structures and prepare design contracts.
CLO7 Contrast the differences between marketing, selling, and promotion.
CLO8 Engage with trade sources.
CLO9 Identify the basics of contract documents and contract administration.
CLO10 Analyze career options for women in Saudi Arabia, with emphasis on innovative methods of practice including how to establish and run a business from the home.
IDES3344 HISTORY OF ISLAMIC INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION CLO1 Indicate an awareness of diversity and the main achievements of Islamic decorative arts and design from the beginnings of Islam to the present days.
CLO2 Examine the historic development of interior design and decorative arts and design in the Islamic world, and identify these developments.
CLO3 Show basic analytical and interpretative skills in examining the different Islamic decoration and in formulating interpretations of these rich decorative arts.
CLO4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role and the variety of the arts in the various Islamic Periods. 
CLO5 Relate knowledge, pride and respect of Islamic and traditional heritage
CLO6 Plan and utilize Islamic patterns and motifs in their own designs.
CLO7 Record, document and preserve their heritage.
CLO8 State the main factors that influenced the Architecture of Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries.
CLO9 Recall the main characteristics of Interior Design under each Islamic era namely Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, Seljuks, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman era.
CLO10 Recognize the architectural and interior design elements that were a result of European influences on Islamic Interior Design & Decoration.
IDES3411 INTERIOR DESIGN V- OFFICE DESIGN CLO1 Employ programming and research techniques.
CLO2 Demonstrate space planning skills as related to office design.
CLO3 Plan integration lighting systems.
CLO4 Use two-dimensional digital drafting and three-dimensional digital modeling skills.
CLO5 Draw using quick sketching skills.
CLO6 Prepare selections and specifications of interior materials, finishes, and furnishings.
CLO7 Produce visual and verbal presentations.
IDES3412 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO VI - HOSPITALITY CLO1 Describe aesthetic considerations in hospitality environments.
CLO2 Apply the design process in the development of hospitality design projects.
CLO3 Identify and apply code restrictions in hospitality settings.
CLO4 Select furniture, finishes and materials for appropriate use in hospitality situations.
CLO5 Write furniture, fixtures, and equipment specifications for the hospitality industry.
CLO6 Specify art and accessories in hospitality environments.
CLO7 Use and document custom lighting and millwork in hospitality environments.
CLO8 Recognize and formulate contract documents required for implementation.
IDES4337 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CLO1 Discuss environmental history.
CLO2 Analyze the effects of consumerism on the environment.
CLO3 Apply sustainable practices in everyday life. 
CLO4 Evaluate contemporary products and solutions to environmental design issues in the built environment.
CLO5 Recognize the importance of safe indoor air quality
CLO6 Specify systems and products that produce nontoxic and sustainable interior environments.
IDES4338 INTERIOR DESIGN INTERNSHIP CLO1 Acquire the ability to function and grow in a professional working environment.
CLO2 Apply knowledge learned in previous IDES classes to real world design experiences.
CLO3 Prepare project documentation that meets professional expectations of supervisors.
CLO4 Present projects to clients, supervisors and PMU instructors.
CLO5 Summarize work experience via a written log, reflection essay, oral presentation and submission of a portfolio of work completed to PMU.
IDES4425 INTERIOR DESIGN VII-HEALTHCARE DESIGN LO1 Produce healthcare projects and solutions that respond to needs of practices with special requirements.
  LO2 Demonstrate competency in space planning that is specific to health care facilities.
  LO3 Layout healthcare furniture plans, equipment plans, and fixtures plans that are specific to needs of a practice with special requirements.
  LO4 Assimilate information and communicate an appropriate design solution.
  LO5 Demonstrate knowledge of sources for materials and products specific to design of the healthcare built environment.
LO6 Recognize the importance of universal design concepts and principles specific to healthcare design.
  LO7 Practice team-building skills and group dynamics for the successful design implementation of a health care facility.
  LO8 Employ leadership skills including organization, information management, time management, communication, and professional competence.
LO9 Develop the ability to make full use of the design process.
LO10 Formulate a budget and cost projection.
IDES4513 INTERIOR DESIGN GRADUATION PROJECT  CLO1 Integrate and apply concepts from all previous course work.
CLO2 Research the chosen interior design problem independently and through consultation with faculty and advisors from the professional community.
CLO3 Employ phases of the design process as expected in the profession.
CLO4 Formulate a creative solution for the problem which satisfies aesthetic and functional requirements while adhering to legal codes and observing consideration of public and individual welfare.
CLO5 Present the project formally to an audience of faculty, professional practitioners, and student peers.