INTERIOR DESIGN (TURKISH, THESIS)
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
IMT5424 User Participation in Interior Design: Personalization of Interiors Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. ECE CEYLAN BABA
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course aims at examining the term "User Participation" with its historical meanings and with contemporary design approaches. Discussions of the relations between user-designer and the meanings that the term gains on design processes. The course intends to reach to arguments about user participation in interior design related with belonging to the space, space perception and space psychology.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Examines the term "User Participation" with the context of interior design,
- Clarifies the historical importance of partcipation,
- Analyzes participative policies and methodologies,
- Examines user participation in interior design with the context of belonging to the space, space perception and space psychology.

Course Content

Chapter 1: Introduction to the term User Participation,

Chapter 2: Description of the term User Participation,

Chapter 3: A Brief History of the term User Participation,

Chapter 4: Definition of user profiles and the aim of participation,

Chapter 5: Relations of user participation with interior design processes

Chapter 6: Different proposals for user participation in interior design processes and analyzes of different methodologies,

Chapter 7: Examination of User Participation with the context of individual-belonging to the space,

Chapter 8: Examination of User Participation with the context of space psychology,

Chapter 9: Examination of User Participation with the context of space perception,

Chapter 10: Contemporary design approach: Customization of spaces and User participation,

Chapter 11: Conclusion

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) INTRODUCTION / Introduction to User Participation, Discuss: Why User Participation needed?
2) Description of the term User Participation, Analzing the relations between user participation and design processes Reading: 01, Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
3) Consideration of a brief historical definition about User Partticipation, Discussion on the meaning of user participation on contemporary fields Reading: 02, Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
4) Definition of "user" in user participation and explication of aims of participation Reading 03: Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
5) Assosciating user participation with interior design processes / Discussing the issue with theoretical knowledges. Reading 04: Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
6) Assosciating user participation with interior design processes / Discussing the issue with spatial/architectural examples. Reading 05: Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
7) MIDTERM
8) Researching of different implementing methods of user participation models in interior design process / Proposing new methodologies about user participation for contemporary design fields Reading 06: Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
9) Researching of different implementing methods of user participation models in interior design process / Analzing previous experiences and methods about user participation Reading 07: Preparing a report / presentation about the given reading.
10) Consideration of user participation with the context of user state of belonging to space with the context of interior design process. Reseraching on space - the state of belonging to space with the context of design process / Preperaring a presentation.
11) Consideration of user participation with the context of user-user psychology with the context of interior design process. Reseraching on user - user psychology with the context of design process / Preperaring a presentation.
12) Consideration of user participation with the context of user-user perception of space with the context of interior design process. Reseraching on user - user pperception of space with the context of design process / Preperaring a presentation.
13) Contemporary design concept: Space customization and user participation Researching of user expectations about contemporary/global life-style, Analyzing the contemporary user profiles.
14) Contemporary design concept: Space customization and user participation Researching of contemporary/global partcipation media, Proposing new methods of participation.
15) Presentations
16) Summary

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: -
References: Afrassiabi, A.H., 1985. Design Participation in the Context of Urban Renewal, Proceedings of the International Design Participation Conference – Design Coalition Team, TU/e, Eindhoven, 22-24 Nisan 1985, V:1, pp. 94-106.

Armillas, I., 1971. Gaming – Simulation: An Approach to User Participation in Design, Design Participation – Proceedings of Design Research Society’s Conference, Academy Editions, Manchester, Eylül 1971, pp. 38-40.

Baheshti, M.R., 1985. Introduction, Proceedings of the International Design Participation Conference – Design Coalition Team, TU/e, Eindhoven, 22-24 Nisan 1985, V:1, s. vi-xv.

Behrendt, R.F., 2000. Some Structural Prerequisites for a Global Society Based on Non-Violent Conflict Solution, in Mankind 2000, pp.66-68, Eds. Jungk, R., Galtung, J., George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London.

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Creighton, J., L., 2005. The Public Participation Handbook: Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement. John Wiley & Sons Inc., San Fransisco.

Day, C., Parnell, R., 2003. Consensus Design: Socially Inclusive Process. Architectural Press, London.

Fezer, J., Heyden, M., 2007. The Ambivalance of Participation and Situational Urbanism, in Urban Act, pp. 329-336, Eds. Petcou, C., & Petrescu, D., & Marchand, N., Moutot Imprimeurs, Montrouge, France.

Fung, A., 2004. Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

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Grieves, J., 1989. User-Oriented Design of Workstations, in When People Matter, pp.108-111, Eds. Törnqvist, A., Ullmark, P., The Swedish Council for Building and Research, Sweden.

Habraken, J.N., 1978. Build as Before, Open House, Volume 3, No:1, 14-17.

Habraken, J.N., 1979. General Principles About the Way Built Environments Exist. Blue Cover Series, Stiching Architecten Research, Eindhoven.

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Habraken, J.N., 1982. Transformations of the Site. Awater Press, Cambridge.

Habraken, J.N., 1985. Who is Participating? Towards a Professional Role, Proceedings of the International Design Participation Conference – Design Coalition Team, TU/e, Eindhoven, 22-24 Nisan 1985, V:1, pp.1-10.

Habraken, J.N., 1978. Build as Before, Open House, Volume 3, No:1, 14-17.

Habraken, J.N., 1979. General Principles About the Way Built Environments Exist. Blue Cover Series, Stiching Architecten Research, Eindhoven.

Hacker, F.J., 2000. Human Implications, in Mankind 2000, pp.234-241, Eds. Jungk, R., Galtung, J., George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London.

Joss, S., Belluci, S., 2002. Participatory Technology Assessment in Europe: Introducing the Europa Research Project. Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Minister, London.

Joss, S., Durant, J., 1995. Public Participation in Science: The Role of Consensus Conferences in Europe. Science Museum, London.

Kernohan, D., Gray, J., Daish, J., Joiner, D., 1992. User Participation in Building Design and Management. Butterworth-Heineman Ltd. Linacre House, Oxford.

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Mitchhell, W.,J., 1996. City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn. MIT Press, Cambridge.

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West, J., 2008. The Role of Participation Architecture in Growing Sponsored Open Source Communities, Industry & Innovation, 15, issue 2, 145-168.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Presentation 8 % 20
Seminar 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 110
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 70
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 40
Total % 110

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 16 2 32
Presentations / Seminar 6 4 24
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 75

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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