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IDES 106
Introduction to DesignCrosslisted as ARCH 106
Investigations into architecture, interior design and related design fields--the forces that shape these fields and the processes of production upon which they rely.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 140A
Visual Literacy Lab: Analysis and/or CompositionCrosslisted as ARCH 140A, ARTP 140A, JGEN 140A, LARC 140A, TMFD 140A
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in design. Composition and analysis.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
IDES 140B
Visual Literacy Lab: Perceptual DrawingCrosslisted as ARCH 140B, ARTP 140B, JGEN 140B, LARC 140B, TMFD 140B
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in drawing and design. Composition and perceptual drawing.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
IDES 141A
Visual Literacy Lab: ColorCrosslisted as ARCH 141A, ARTP 141A, JGEN 141A, LARC 141A, TMFD 141A
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art.  ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in drawing and design. Composition and color theory application.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
IDES 141B
Visual Literacy Lab: Speculative DrawingCrosslisted as ARCH 141B, ARTP 141B, JGEN 141B, LARC 141B, TMFD 141B
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Merchandising and Design major or minor.
Development of creative and perceptual analytic skills through problem solving in drawing and design. Composition and perceptual drawing.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
IDES 143
Visual Literacy: Art and DesignCrosslisted as ARCH 143, ARTP 143, JGEN 143, LARC 143, TMFD 143
Prereqs:
ARTP: Art major or candidate for teaching endorsement in art. ARCH: Admission to the College of Architecture. IDES: Admission to the College of Architecture. JGEN: College of Journalism and Mass Communications major and 2.75 GPA. LARC: Admission to the College of Architecture. TMFD: Textiles, Clothing and Design major or minor.
Introduction to issues in Visual Literacy as they relate to art and design. Formal and critical analysis.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 2
IDES 210
Fundamentals of DesignCrosslisted as ARCH 210
Prereqs:
ARCH/ARTP/JGEN/IDES/LARC/TMFD 140A, 140B, 141A, 141B, and 143.
ARCH/IDES/LARC 210 is 'Letter grade only'.
Formal analysis and abstract design applied to the making of spatial and formal constructs with specific attention towards strategies of order and proportion. Focus on the process of design through organizational and graphic techniques derived from explicit relationships, physical and digital modeling, orthographic projection, free hand drawing, and other forms of graphic representation.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 467, TMFD 314
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Lab 8, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 211
Prereqs:
ARCH/IDES/LARC 210.
ARCH/IDES 211 is 'Letter grade only'.
The fundamentals of material, structural and assembly tectonics in the design of inhabited environments. Specific consideration is given to strategies of design research as projects are explored in relation to aperture and threshold, movement and sequence, structure and enclosure in conjunction with program and means. Continued development of the ability to transform ideas, using various forms of representation, into spatial and formal design projects in pursuit of fully synthesized environments.
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Lab 8, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Formal acceptance into the Interior Design Program or permission. Parallel: IDES 350.
In-depth study of the materials with which an interior designer is concerned: floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and lighting fixtures, window treatments, and accessories.
This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 301, IDES 318, IDES 350, IDES 351
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
IDES 300; formal acceptance into the interior design program; parallel IDES 350.
Structure and surface materials for interior designers and their role in the design process. Conceptual application of materials and the affects that they make in interior environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
IDES 300. Parallel: IDES 351.
Legal, business, and ethical procedures and practices of interior design.
This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 351, IDES 450
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 334
Prereqs:
Admission to the third year architecture or Interior Design Program.
Architectural lighting and acoustical systems of buildings for non-engineers. Fundamentals of light and vision, lighting equipment, requirements for building lighting, fundamentals of sound and hearing, room acoustics, noise control, and basic design methods for both architectural lighting and acoustics.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 335
Prereqs:
Acceptance into Third Year architecture or Interior Design Program.
Lighting in residential and commercial use as it affects color, psychology, and use of space. Application, specification and evaluation of various systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 435
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing, AHIS 101 or 102.
History and development of European interiors and furnishings from the ancient world through the French and English styles of the early nineteenth century.
This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 460
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Formal acceptance into the Interior Design Program by faculty. Parallel: IDES 300.
Emphasis on the design process in the development of problem solving skills related to interior design and the proximate environment, such as interior space planning, programming, and generation of design concept and design alternatives.
This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 300, IDES 301
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
IDES 300 and 350. Parallel: IDES 318.
Intermediate projects in creative problem solving with emphasis on programming, spacial analysis, and specifications for commercial interiors.
This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 318
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 417
Product DesignCrosslisted as ARCH 417/817/617
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Practical investigation in the use of materials and their fabrication process with emphasis on wood, plastic, and steel. Generate a design from conception to a finished product.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the BSD program.
Digital environments and their implications for design. Types of digital environments: intelligent reality, real virtual reality, and neural reality. These environments have qualities which provide unique challenges for their design: intelligence, temporal sequencing, and interactivity. Alternative design processes for handling these special qualities.
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
Prereqs:
Admission to the professional program in interior design or permission.
Basic set of construction documents for a small residential or commercial space. Set includes demolition, partition, and reflected ceiling plans, power and communication plans, finish and furnishings plans, interior elevations, sections, details and schedules. Expression of design intent as construction documents is reinforced in lecture, structured studio experiences, and site visits.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the professional program in interior design or architecture.
History and development of interiors and furnishings from prehistoric times to the present day, emphasizing the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Interiors and furnishings focused on the West yet considered within a global context.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 7
Prereqs:
Advanced application of the design process with emphasis on complex residential and commercial problems, including systems design, and individual professional objectives.
This course is a prerequisite for: IDES 451
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
IDES 450, prior or concurrent work experience in interior design or related field.
Design of multipurpose interior (contract and residential) spaces with complete drawings and specifications. Individual and team problems.
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
IDES 456/856
Survey of theory, methods, research, and findings from the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to architectural design, interior design and regional and community planning. Application of principles to the development of architectural and interiors programs and designs and to the planning process.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 458/858
The Changing WorkplaceCrosslisted as ARCH 458/858/558
Survey and integration of theory, methods, research and findings from the social, behavioral, and managerial sciences as they relate to the design of work environments. Factors effecting change in the contemporary workplace.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Restoration, conservation, renovation, or adaptive reuse of historic interiors. Energy feasibility for the older structure.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 481
Women in DesignCrosslisted as ARCH 481/881/581
Prereqs:
Admission to the BSD program or permission.
Intensive study of particular historical and contemporary contributions by women to the design professions related to the built environment. Evaluation of design work by and about women seen in their aesthetic and intellectual context. Examinations of the roles and values of women in design and their impact on the assumptions and issues currently held by the profession.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 482/882
Advanced Color TheoryCrosslisted as ARCH 482/882/582
Prereqs:
Admission to the third year in architecture or Interior Design Program; or permission.
Advanced color theories and their application to the Built environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Re-examines the relationship between architecture, politics, and ethical values by looking at colonial architecture as a world-wide phenomenon. The colonial domestic sphere is viewed as a counterpoint to the public arena.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
The theories and practices of material culture. History and interior design--and the broad category of humanity itself--through the lens of material objects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to the BSD Program.
Contemporary and controversial issues. Nuances of the field and practice of interior design and its relationship to the allied design disciplines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
IDES 491/891 is "Letter Grade only."
Group investigation of a topic in interior design originated by instructor.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 498/898 is 'Letter grade only'.
Individual investigation of a topic in interior design.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Strategies for teaching and learning directly related to studio education.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Research methods employed by the diverse specializations within the disciplines of architecture and interior design. Methods which contribute to a theoretical and informational body of knowledge as well as those contributing directly to design application.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
IDES 895
Prereqs:
Permission
IDES *895 requires computer, email, and Internet access.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom