DSGN07088 2019 Advanced Design Representation

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Design Representation
Transcript Title
Advanced Design Representation
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - 0212 Design
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Maeliosa O'Brien, Peter Scanlon, Claire Lorusso, Elaine Regan, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Design in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_D3INT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 3Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202200 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINTE_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design

In this module learners enhance their multimedia manipulation of complex images, drawings and presentations. They refine their existing skills acquired in earlier modules such as (Digital Media for Design I, II & III) in relation to graphic software such as AUTOCAD, Sketchup: Photoshop, In-Design and REVIT. They also develop their skills in relation to:

  • presentation composition;
  • the precise graphic expression of design ideas;
  • the effective choice and appropriation of multi-media and trans- media options;
  • and the creative and fluent integration of hand- based media with multiple digital platforms.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Refine the atmospheric and expressive qualities of interior images using light, materiality, texture and image composition.


Augment the dynamic and atmospherically expressive qualities of interior images through the creative integration of site context, text, entourage and people.  


Create and modify lights and lighting systems to effectively convey light and shadow solutions within a CAD programme.


Generate photo-realistic design images from CAD models and enhance them within image editing programs.


Produce realistic animations and walkthroughs within a CAD programme.


Compose multimedia presentations which clearly express and embody design intentions.


Cross‑reference design information accurately and coherently across a complex integrated presentation package and/or presentation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is taught using a combination of lectures, presentations, practical based tutorials and workshops that are situated in a computer lab environment or interior architecture studio . Both individual and group work modes are utilised throughout.

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative and summative continuous assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work. Submission dates will be  set by the lecturer.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components.  This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.

Indicative Syllabus

The following topics and techniques are addressed and applied as appropriate to enhance students’ past and current design projects:

  • Cross‑referencing of design information and integrating presentation packages;
  • Refined image hierarchy and composition;
  • Refined presentation hierarchy and composition;
  • The innovative expression of ideas (case studies and techniques);
  • Integrating analogue and digital imagery;
  • Architectural Photography, physical and digital photo‑montage;
  • Creative and professional use of text;
  • Creative and professional use of people and entourage;
  • Refining lighting, shadow, materiality and detail in CAD and image editing programs;
  • Digital and multimedia rendering techniques;
  • Simple animation techniques.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Portfolio and display of representational work Coursework Assessment Individual Project 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Classroom Equipped for OLL. Practical, tutorials in a digitally enabled studio or computer laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self directed project work 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2012-02-20 Interior Design Illustrated John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118090718 ISBN-13 1118090713

Offers a concise and accessible presentation of important concepts for beginning designers, and experienced practitioners will appreciate its insightful and practical coverage of the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. A broad range of rich illustrations communicates visual information and ploughs fertile ground for creative ideas and inspiration.

Required Reading
2014 Drawing for Interior Design Laurence King
ISBN 1780671776 ISBN-13 9781780671772

"This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches to fully developed computer-generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more case studies, step-by-step sequences and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational and practical resource for interior design students."--

Required Reading
2013-10-31 Photoshop® for Interior Designers A&C Black
ISBN 9781609015442 ISBN-13 1609015444

Provides step-by-step demonstrations that integrate Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, freehand drawings and Adobe InDesign to create visual presentations.

Required Reading
2012-02-14 Interior Design Visual Presentation John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9780470619025 ISBN-13 0470619023

This updated revision of the best-selling resource for interior designers offers comprehensive coverage of all of the visual design and presentation skills that interior designers need to know, from initial sketches and drawings to final rendering and presentation models. It devotes discrete chapters to the topics of manual, freehand, and digital drawing and features updated content throughout, including the latest information on digital presentation software like Photoshop, SketchUp, Revit, and AutoCAD. High-quality, color images throughout offer additional guidance, helping to make this book a perfect comprehensive learning tool for students.

Required Reading
2018-05 AutoCAD 2019 for the Interior Designer SDC Publications
ISBN 9781630571771 ISBN-13 1630571776

Focused around a hotel suite project, AutoCAD 2019 for the Interior Designer provides the Interior Design student with a non-intimidating, tutorial based approach to learning the AutoCAD program. It accomplishes this by taking students that have no computer design experience from simple commands to complete projects in this single-semester sized text. This well organized and progressive approach to learning AutoCAD sets this text apart from others. To support all users, this book now covers AutoCAD for both Macs and PCs. The emphasis of this book is on easy to understand descriptions and instructions, allowing the non-technical, artistic, visual learning Interior Design student to quickly get past the fear of using the computer to produce drawings. The focus is entirely on the use of AutoCAD for the Interior Design field and not simply architectural drawings. Chapters alternate between command descriptions, which are organized by a command set category, and tutorials. This allows students to easily refer back to command descriptions without hunting through a tutorial that introduces commands as it progresses. The emphasis is on the practical use of commands using the AutoCAD ribbon workspace, rather than the multiple (and seldom used) command options. Multiple tutorials of the hotel suite, which includes floor plan, elevation views, dimensioning, and plotting, provide a practical application of the commands learned in the preceding chapters. Completely dimensioned drawings are provided at the beginning of each tutorial so that the advanced student, or an instructor led class, can complete them without going through the step-by-step process. This textbook is classroom proven, and relevant interior design homework problems are provided. After completing this book, the student will be able to create all their 2-D Interior Design work using AutoCAD.

Required Reading
2018-02-22 The Complete Sketchup Companion for Interior Design: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
ISBN 1501322001 ISBN-13 9781501322006

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Anderson, J. (2011) Architectural Design, London: Ava.

Ching, Francis, D. K, (1987), Interior Design Illustrated, Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Ching, Francis, D. K, (1998), Design Drawing, Wiley.

Ching, Francis, D. K, (2002) Architectural Graphics, Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Cooper, C, (2007) Drawing & Perceiving, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Dernie, D. (2014). Architectural drawing (2nd ed.). London, England: Lawrence King Publishing.

Doyle, M. (1999) Color Drawing, New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Dunn, N. (2010) Architectural Modelmaking, London: Laurence King.

Farelly, L. (2007) Representational Techniques, London: Ava.

Frascari, M., Hale, J., & Starkey, B. (Eds.). (2013). From models to drawings: imagination and representation in architecture. Routledge.

Neat, D. (2008) Modelmaking: materials and Methods, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd.  

Plunkett, D. (2014). Drawing for interior design (2nd ed.). London, UK: Laurence King.

Stavric, M., Sidanin, P., & Tepavcevic, B. (2013). Architectural scale models in the digital age: design, representation and manufacturing. Birkhäuser.

Yee, Rendow, (1997), Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons.  

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