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54 Cards in this Set

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5 R's and Phases
1. Research
2. Rapidvisualization
3. Resolution
4. Refinement
5. Realization

1. Discovery
2. Concept
3. Development
4. Documentation
5. Implementation
The Eight Principles of Design
1. Scale
2. Proportion
3. Balance
4. Rhythm
5. Emphasis
6. Harmony
7. Variety
8. Unity
The Eight Elements of Design
1. Space
2. Shape or Form
3. Mass
4. Line
5. Texture
6. Pattern
7. Light
8. Color
The prime and most essential element in design.
Power of discernment
The ability to make good choices and the ability recognize and appreciate design.
Two kinds of wood.
1. Hard: Used for furniture
2. Soft: Used where it can't be seen.
Mortise and Tenon
Just wood, no tools (i.e. nails, screws, etc.) The best made furniture.
A form of joining two woods together w/o using any screws.
wood on wood. Used on drawers (looks like a doves tail).
A stain and a finish in one. Made from the wastes of the lack bug. Later found out it wasn't waterproof.
A stain and finish in one. IS waterproof.
Polyurethane Varnish
Modern day varnish. Man made. What is used to harden basketball courts.
Lays down smooth. For decoration and not for wear and tear. Is alcohol and resent based.
Satin and Eggshell Paint
More washable, looks matte when looking at it straight on.
Gloss paint
Most durable and easiest to clean good to use in high traffic areas.
Hard Flooring
Stone, Tile, Wood, Laminate.
Resilient Flooring
Soft but can still clean it.

Linoleum, Vinyl tile, Rubber
Soft Flooring
Basically Carpet. Best carpet is wool.
Number one reason we have window coverings
To control light.
4 types of lighting
1. General/Ambient
2. Task
3. Accent/Mood
4. Decorative
Barrier Free
You can move around a space w/o something blocking your path.
Wheelchair parking place measurements
30in x 48in
Wheelchair turning space
5ft all around
Minimum space in a walkway for ADA
3 feet
What does ADA stand for?
Americans with disability act.
Intimate space
when the spaces overlap
Personal space
1ft - 4ft.
The tolerant space for people (Social space)
4ft - 8ft
Value Distrobution
Refers to Nature
The flat color wheel
Brewster and Prang
The 3d color wheel
Albert Munsell
Adding black to a color
Darkening a color
Lightening a color
The leader in interior design
Elsie Dewolf
The father of architecture
The American Institute of Interior Design.
National Institute of Interior Design.
American Society of Interior Design.

The school that AID and NITD merged to.
Institute of Business of Interior Design.
International Interior Design Association.
What is Design?
The process of solving chalenges
The Golden Mean
The visual aspect of the room. Between 2/3 and 1/3.
The Golden Section
3x5 The perfect triangle.
The relative size of things.

1. Mechanical: The actual dimension of things (real.

2. Visual: What we perceive when we see things.

3. Human: How people feel in the space.
Relationship to one another and the whole.
Creating equilibrium visually.

1. Bisymmetrical: Mirror.

2. Asymmetrical: A. Distance, B. Pattern/Texture, C. Form, D. Shape, E. Color.

3. Radial: A. Informal, B. Formal.
The repetition of elements in space and time. (it provides a path for the eye to follow)

1. Repetition: Same size object and same spacing.

2. Alteration: Alternating.

3. Egg & Dart

4. Progression: Large to small or small to large.

5. Gradation: Light to dark or dark to light.

6. Transition: Helping to move the eye from space to space.

7. Opposition: Vertical meets horizontal.

8. Radiation: Starts from the center and moves out.
Focal Point
The pleasing agreement of parts. Or, a combination of parts in a room. Elements that share a common trait or characteristic.
1. Vertical
2. Horizontal: Represents stability.
3. Diagonal: Creates tension.
4. Curved: Represents gentility and romantic architecture.
The opposite of space.
1. Tactile: You can feel it.
2. Visual: Can't feel it but you can see it.
A decorative design or ornament of a surface. Arrangement of motifs of designs in a repetitive application.