Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 316 Design Methods Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 122 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Emina Zejnilovic Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] [email protected], no email

This course deals with the fundaments of interior design with focus on residential space, from the functional and aesthetic elements, principles and design elements, to the selection and organization of materials, furniture, floors and walls design, light, and acoustics. It deals with introducing students to presentational skills relevant to interior design projects, starting from presenting concepts through presentation boards to 2D and 3D graphical presentations. It also teaches students to prepare conceptual and working drawings for the given project..

• Introduce students with the scope and issues related to basics of interior designing of residential spaces related to concept and application of design principles in interior design.
• Provide information about the importance, logic and purpose of environmental, functional, etc. factors influencing interior residential design.
• Exercise translation of functional requirements into elements of residential interior space: surfaces, furniture, material, lighting, etc.
• Explore fundamental mediums and skills of graphical architectural language and communication for interior design projects.
• Equip students with fundamental graphical skills to enable them to complete an accurate and unambiguous set of technical drawings, for conceptual and working drawing projects.
• Introduce students to history and traditions of residential interior design, as mediums of cultural and material expression through space and time.
• Develop awareness of students about the character and architects role in this area of architectural profession

  1. Introduction ( Syllabus review; course content, requirements, policies; teaching methods)
  2. Understanding Interior Design • Understanding Space • The Design Process • Functional and Spatial Relationship/ Space Planning
  3. Understanding Interior Design • Human Dimensions and Space • Standards and Examples
  4. Project Development • Human Dimensions and Space • Order and Style • Elements and Principles of Design
  5. Project Development • Decorative Schemes – Color and Pattern
  6. Project Development • Living Room
  7. Project Development • Dining Room
  8. Project Development • Kitchen
  9. Human Interface • Bedroom
  10. Human Interface • Bathroom
  11. Human Interface • Study Room / Hallway
  12. Communicating Design • Drawing for Interior Design

  1. Communicating Design • Presentational Techniques


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • • Identify the major questions and issues in the design of residential interior spaces and realization of spaces for human use with the scope of collecting information and developing a design proposal;
    • • Demonstrate an understanding of basic principles, concepts, and approaches essential in the contemporary residential interior spaces;
    • • Examine and solve, to a preliminary level basic spatial and material design concepts;
    • • Develop confidence with graphic and verbal communication and presentation skills for interior design projects;
    • • Understand the role of the architect to elicit, understand, and resolve the needs of the client, owner, and user;
    • • Color, Space and Style 2007 Beverly Rockport Publishers, Inc
    • • Colors Architecture in Detail, Gloucester, Massachusetts 2006 Rockport Publishers, Inc.
    • • Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors 2003 Hoboken, NJ John Wiley and Sons
    • • Designing Interior Architecture 2013 Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag
    • • Designing interiors 2014 Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons, Inc
    • • Drawing for Interior Design 2014 London, Laurence King Publishing, Ltd
    • • Fifty Chairs that Changed the World 2009 London, Conran Octopus Ltd
    • • INTERIOR DESIGN 2012 Hoboken John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • • Interior Lighting for Designers 2014 Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons, Inc
    • • Itten The Elements of Color 1970 New York Van Nostrand Reinhold
    • • Modern Furniture1948 New YorkThe Guinn Co, Inc
    • • Residential Interior Design 2007 Hoboken JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination12525
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project13535
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 122
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5