ERIC Number: ED347294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Content, Structure, and Sequence of the Detailing Discipline at Kendall College of Art and Design.
Mulder, Bruce E.
A study identified the appropriate general content, structure, and sequence for a detailing discipline that promoted student achievement to professional levels. Its focus was the detailing discipline, a sequence of studio courses within the furniture design program at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Detailing, an applied form of drafting, is the name of the graphic technical language used to communicate information about furniture.) Knowledge of Kendall's history, the furniture design program emphasis, and the industry-specific nature of detailing were studied to identify problems concerning detailing and possible solutions. A review of the literature suggested that many characteristics that business, industry, government, parents, and education may expect from high school graduates are probably desirable in college graduates. The survey questionnaire was sent to 120 furniture designers active within the home furnishings industry. Respondents provided demographic information, identified emphases in respondents' professional practice, recommended instructional methods and emphases, and identified expected levels of furniture design graduates' achievement in both ability and knowledge areas. A graphic matrix was developed to illustrate how this information could be structured into the current furniture design curriculum. (Appendixes include a list of 18 references, course descriptions, a suggested plan of study, and the instrument.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Design Crafts, Design Requirements, Educational Research, Furniture, Furniture Design, Furniture Industry, Higher Education, Industrial Education, Job Skills, School Business Relationship, Skill Analysis, Surveys, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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