ARCH502 Understanding Design Behavior

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ARCH502 Understanding Design Behavior 2 0 6 Tuesday 17:00-18:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Adnan Zoranic Office Hours Schedule
E-mail azoranic@ius.edu.ba
Phone --387 33 957214 Office / Room No A F3.10
Assistant -
E-mail azoranic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course introduces students to: • the knowledge of the processes of design; • the critical thinking about results of architectural design; • acquire a methodology to study designers; and • report on their observations in an assignment.
Textbook Neufert, Ernst, Neufert, Peter, "Neufert Architects' Data", Wiley-Blackwell; 4 edition, 2012. Nesbitt, Kate, „Theorizing a new agenda for architecture: an anthology of architectural theory 1965-1995“, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1996 Clark, H. and Brody, D., Design Studies: A Reader, Berg Publishers, 2009. Hearn, Fil, „Ideas That Shaped Buildings“, The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, 2003. Laaksonen, E., Simons, T. and Vartola, A., Research and Practice in Architecture, Rakennustieto Publishing, 2008. Project Management in Construction, Sidney M. Levi, Me Grow Hill Professional;2006;
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop the knowledge of the processes of design and understanding of how designers think.
  2. Acquire a methodology to study designers. This is highlighted by assignments which require students to study designers and report on their observations.
  3. Achieve an understanding of the issues involved in design thinking research and gain knowledge of methods for studying design thinking.
  4. Identify developement of design thinking, activity and processes during times, ideas and styles.
  5. Apply basic ideas, principles, skills and techniques to their own research.
Teaching Methods Lectures with examples and class discussions. Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. In this course, students will have worked closely with a tutor on a unique architectural design.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to Understanding Design Behavior. N/A
Week 2 Presentation of project requirements with all basic information for designing of those types of buildings. Site analysis and understanding of surroundings, context, climate, sun orientation, circulation accessibility. Neufert, Ernst, Neufert, Peter, "Neufert Architects' Data", Wiley-Blackwell; 4 edition, 2012
Week 3 Methodology, processes and thinking in architectural design. Clark, H. and Brody, D., Design Studies: A Reader, Berg Publishers, 2009.
Week 4 Sketching exam, site analysis and design program. N/A
Week 5 Contemporary trends in design behavior. Nesbitt, Kate, „Theorizing a new agenda for architecture: an anthology of architectural theory 1965-1995“, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1996
Week 6 Day critiques, schematic design development. N/A
Week 7 Midterm exam. N/A
Week 8 Architectural theory and criticism. Hearn, Fil, „Ideas That Shaped Buildings“, The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, 2003. Project Management in Construction, Sidney M. Levi, Me Grow Hill Professional;2006;
Week 9 Using of research in architectural practice. Laaksonen, E., Simons, T. and Vartola, A., Research and Practice in Architecture, Rakennustieto Publishing, 2008.
Week 10 Day critiques, schematic design development. N/A
Week 11 Day critiques, schematic design development. N/A
Week 12 Sketching exam, plans, sections. N/A
Week 13 Day critiques, schematic design development. N/A
Week 14 Day critiques, schematic design development. N/A
Week 15 Final Project Submission. N/A
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Project 1 50 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Sketching exams 2 25 1,2,3,4,5
Midterm exam 1 20 1,2,3,4,5
Activity/Progress 1 5 N/A
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture hours 2 6 12 In-term exams/projects 5 2 10
Home study and work 4 9 36 Final project 6 3 18
Active tutorials 2 6 12 Final project presentation 6 2 12
        Total Workload Hours = 100
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019
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