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Design Practices
Course:
Interior Design
Grade Level:
10-12
Topic:
Space planning
TEKS Addressed:
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by
business and industry. The student is expected to:
(H) use and apply task- and job-appropriate computer applications such as printing and
plotting elevations, floor plans, and additional presentation documents or
illustrations.
(5) The student proposes methods to create quality living environments. The student is
expected to:
(B) apply principles of space utilization, zoning, and traffic patterns in planning and
furnishing housing.
(9) The student uses effective design practices to evaluate residential and nonresidential
interiors. The student is expected to:
(B) plan for effective use of space zones and placement of furnishings.
(C) apply drafting techniques, including scaled drawings that facilitate space planning
and technological applications.
(17) The student creates a professional portfolio featuring original projects using a variety of
media. The student is expected to:
(A) illustrate ideas for interior design from direct observation, experiences, and
imagination.
(B) compare and contrast the use of interior design elements and principles in personal
design plans and design plans of others using industry terminology.
(C) create visual solutions by elaborating on direct observation, experience, and
imagination.
(D) create designs for practical applications.
(E) demonstrate effective use of interior design media and tools in designing, drawing,
painting, printmaking, and sculpture making, such as model building.
National Standards Addressed:
11.4.2 Evaluate floor plans for efficiency and safety in areas including but not limited to
zones, traffic patterns, storage, and electrical, and mechanical systems.
11.4.4 Arrange furniture placement with reference to principles of design, traffic flow,
activity, and existing architectural features.
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