History of Design 1830 to Present: Presentation #4 Assignment: Contemporary Space

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for use in post-secondary education.  This assignment is not to be used by others without written consent.

Goal:

To find, visit, photograph, research, analyze and present a local commercial interior. Restaurants, hotels, design offices and independent shops are good choices.

Objectives/Requirements: 

  1. Each group will use local media (Architecture Minnesota, newspapers, ASID bulletins) or their own experience to select a local commercial interior. Be sure that the location will allow you to visit and photograph the space. In one week, bring to class the name and location of the interior as well as contact information for the firm.
  1. Make arrangement to visit the space and photograph it. Be sure to
  • ask the clients their views of the design, how it has effected their business, what were the main objectives of the design, their likes and dislikes of the final product.
  • Discuss the space amongst the group, what do you think are the greatest successes and the biggest problems. How does the space work aesthetically, does it function well for its intended purpose, is it holding up well over time?
  1. Include the following:
    1. Photographs of the interior
    2. The types of products used in the design
    3. The client’s views of the space as requested above
    4. Your critical analysis of the space
  1. Organize into a 15 minute slide presentation to share with the class
    1. Please burn the presentation along with a document of your notes onto a CD
      • Label CD with name of presentation, group members, class and quarter
      • Include a bibliography as your last slide

Be prepared to ask questions of the other presenters

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Grade Sheet Presentation #4

Extent of research

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Client Interview

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Group Analysis of Space

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Organization of presentation

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Visual Presentation

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

Verbal Presentation

EXCELLENT             ABOVE            AVERAGE                        BELOW                        POOR

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