Using a residential design scenario that increases in scope from chapter to chapter and results in a complete set of working drawings, Drafting and Design: Basics for Interior Design teaches the art of drafting through hands-on application. Introducing essential drafting tools, equipment and methods, the book is designed to help interior designers develop an understanding of space planning and leverage manual drafting skills to design usable and livable space.
Illustrated step-by-step instructions and learning exercises
Emphasis on proper use of drawing tools (including lead holders, parallel bar, T-square, drafting table, adjustable triangle, and architectural scale)
Techniques for manually drafting accurate floor plans to scale with proper line weights, paper, and lettering
Hands-on, practical approach
Referece glossary of key terms
Reference key of abbreviations used in drawings
Highlighted punch lists for checking drawing elements
Why Do We Need to Learn to Draft manually?
Understanding the Use of Design Equipment
Measuring and the Use of the Scale
Symbols, Lettering, and Typography in Drafting
Planning a Building
Electrical and Lighting
Kitchen and Bath Design
Product Designing: Case Goods, Lighting, Furniture, and Small Fixtures
Projection Drawings on a 2D Surface
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Travis Kelly Wilson
is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Western Kentucky University. He is a registered Interior Designer running his own design - build firm since 1998 with focuses on modular and emergency medical design. He is also president of Foundations in Architecture, Inc. a home school curriculum company. Wilson's educational research focuses on historic architectural designers, K-12 pre-architecture development, and construction efficiency.