NCIDQ Ballast Book Review Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 13

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Review questions created for my study group Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 13 were my assigned chapters. Word Bank for Short Answer Adjustability Anthropometrics Clearance Client interview, questionnaire, observation, field survey Constraints Constructability Convection, evaporation, radiation Design intent, constraints, function, constructability Ergonomics Form, Function, Economy & Time Life cycle cost analysis Linear, central, departmental, network Physical connection, solve functional problems, reinforce design intent Proxemics Quantity, Quality, Budget & Time Size/complexity of project, # people working on project, ability level of people on project, type of client & their approval process (board vs. Individual), fixed dates (end of client's lease, I


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a concern related to activity and dimensional requirements of programming?
    • A. 

      Accessbility

    • B. 

      Color Preferences

    • C. 

      Number of occupants

    • D. 

      Social Interaction

  • 2. 
    The initial budget for a project should be provided to the client during which of the following phases?
    • A. 

      Preliminary design

    • B. 

      Initial review

    • C. 

      Programming

    • D. 

      Final design

  • 3. 
    Overlapping circles representing Social Zone, Private Zone and Service Zones are utilized during which phase of the design process?
    • A. 

      Circulation planning

    • B. 

      Programming

    • C. 

      Space planning

    • D. 

      Construction documentation

  • 4. 
    The program does NOT include
    • A. 

      A statement of the design problem

    • B. 

      A list of the kinds of spaces and their relationships

    • C. 

      Specific needs for equipment, storage and their relationships

    • D. 

      A list of recommended finishes and furnishings

  • 5. 
    Simple declarative sentences that concisely describe the designer’s principle ideas behind the proposed design, both functional and aesthetic, are part of the
    • A. 

      Comparative analysis

    • B. 

      Concept statement

    • C. 

      Critical review

    • D. 

      Scope of services

  • 6. 
    A person will tolerate closer presence of a stranger
    • A. 

      Side-by-side

    • B. 

      Face-to-face

    • C. 

      Of the opposite sex

    • D. 

      Of the same sex

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a concern related to activity and dimensional requirements of programming?
    • A. 

      Accessibility

    • B. 

      Color preferences

    • C. 

      Number of people

    • D. 

      Social interaction

  • 8. 
    A schematic or bubble diagram is
    • A. 

      Always drawn to scale

    • B. 

      Shows the exact proportions and placement of spaces, walls and doors

    • C. 

      Roughly shows the relative size and adjacencies of each activity area

    • D. 

      The first step in the programming process

  • 9. 
    Ergonomics is concerned with
    • A. 

      Designing to meet the needs of body mechanics

    • B. 

      The measurement of body dimensions

    • C. 

      The engineering aspect of furniture design

    • D. 

      The effect of spatial realities on social groups

  • 10. 
    The six basic steps of the programming process include:
    • A. 

      Interviewing, communication, pattern-searching, evaluating, discussing options and diagramming

    • B. 

      Establishing goals, gathering and analyzing, specifying needs, evaluating the program, organizing and presenting conclusions

    • C. 

      Prefacing, scope, goals, data, schedules, evaluating the program, organizing and presenting conclusions

    • D. 

      Bubble diagrams, circulation charts, stacking plans, evaluating the program, organizing and presenting conclusions

  • 11. 
    The most useful tool for analyzing interrelationships between required spatial areas is a
    • A. 

      Hierarchical organization chart

    • B. 

      Functional adjacency diagram

    • C. 

      Programming matrix

    • D. 

      User needs analysis

  • 12. 
    If the client wished to minimize chatting between visitors and the receptionist in a small office reception area, the designer would want to separate the guest seating from the receptionist’s work area by approximately ___ feet, in proxemics the _______ zone.
    • A. 

      3’0”; personal

    • B. 

      4’0”; social

    • C. 

      9’0”; social

    • D. 

      24’0”; public

  • 13. 
    The conclusion(s) developed from preliminary data collection must include diagrams of typical workplace layout(s) and
    • A. 

      The actual floor plan

    • B. 

      The scope and purpose of the project

    • C. 

      A listing of unnecessary existing equipment

    • D. 

      An estimate of the workplace cost

  • 14. 
    Hard-line drawing and elevations alone may NOT be sufficient for contractors to estimate the cost of the project.  Also needed are
    • A. 

      Axonometric drawings

    • B. 

      Schedules

    • C. 

      Specifications

    • D. 

      Working drawings

  • 15. 
    A matrix chart has one of the following characteristics:
    • A. 

      It shows square footage of spaces to scale

    • B. 

      It places space bubbles in graphic relationships to each other

    • C. 

      It distinguishes frequency of traffic between spaces through differing thickness of connecting lines

    • D. 

      It describes a full range of adjacency relationships between spaces

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a true statement about the difference between a programmatic concept and a design concept?
    • A. 

      A design concept specifies a particular way to achieve the programmatic concept

    • B. 

      There are as many programmatic concepts for a problem as there are design

    • C. 

      A design concept is a performance requirement

    • D. 

      Programmatic concepts are developed concurrently with design

  • 17. 
    Which of the following sources would be the LEAST useful for obtaining current information on a manufactures building product?
    • A. 

      The internet

    • B. 

      The product representative

    • C. 

      Sweets Catalog

    • D. 

      A trade association

  • 18. 
    To begin preliminary space planning, the interior designer would most likely need which of the following two building code requirements first?
    • A. 

      Occupancy group and total floor area

    • B. 

      Number of exits and maximum distance to the exits

    • C. 

      Allowable length of dead-end corridors and glazing requirements

    • D. 

      Occupant load and corridor construction requirements

  • 19. 
    Direct space adjacencies would be LEAST necessary in which business type?
    • A. 

      Consumer product call center

    • B. 

      Doctor’s office

    • C. 

      Electronic assembly plant

    • D. 

      Retail show store

  • 20. 
    A designer has determined that a client needs about 8000 sq ft (743 sq m) of useable office space.  The leasing agent for the building says that the rentable-usable ratio will be 1.25.  Approximately how much area should the interior designer recommend that the client lease?
    • A. 

      7500 sq ft (700 sq m)

    • B. 

      10000 sq ft (930 sq m)

    • C. 

      10700 sq ft (990 sq m)

    • D. 

      13300 sq ft (1240 sq m)

  • 21. 
    At a minimum, a programming report should include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Space adjacencies

    • B. 

      Budget requirements

    • C. 

      Area requirements

    • D. 

      An executive summary

  • 22. 
    In surveying existing conditions of an older building before beginning space planning, an interior designer would probably need to seek expert consulting assistance to determine the
    • A. 

      Number of supply air diffusers in the space

    • B. 

      Existence of floor-mounted electrical outlets in an open space

    • C. 

      Presence of adequate water pressure to add a sink in a washroom

    • D. 

      Feasibility of opening a double-wide doorway in an existing wall

  • 23. 
    In which case would the number of people occupying a space NOT be critical to the programming effort?
    • A. 

      The dining room of a housing complex for the elderly

    • B. 

      The workroom of a commercial laundry

    • C. 

      A multipurpose meeting room in a neighbourhood recreation center

    • D. 

      A waiting area in a hospital

  • 24. 
    A rational approach to design that emphasizes human-environment interaction would most likely be based on
    • A. 

      Environmental design research

    • B. 

      Functional requirements

    • C. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • D. 

      Social influences

  • 25. 
    The given plan drawing diagrammatically illustrates a built-in seating space within a larger room. The overall shape would be perceived according to which Gestalt principal?
    • A. 

      Simplicity

    • B. 

      Grouping

    • C. 

      Continuity

    • D. 

      Closure