NCIDQ Chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following would be the most important consideration in the design of ergonomically correct chairs for air traffic controllers?
    • A. 

      Adjustability

    • B. 

      Firm cushions

    • C. 

      Lumbar support

    • D. 

      Tilt and swivel capability

  • 2. 
    When designing a computer work station, which of the following factors is LEAST important?
    • A. 

      Keyboard height

    • B. 

      VDT angle

    • C. 

      Screen glare

    • D. 

      Work-surface depth

  • 3. 
    Symmetrically positioned identical furnishings in a college dormitory room shared by two people represent an attempt to satisfy which psychological need?
    • A. 

      Personal space

    • B. 

      Territoriality

    • C. 

      Group interaction

    • D. 

      Personalization

  • 4. 
    Proxemics might assist a designer in?
    • A. 

      Deciding on the size of a doctor's examination room

    • B. 

      Determining where to locate the office of the president within an office suite

    • C. 

      Planning the size and shape of a conference table

    • D. 

      Making decisions about the type and spacing of seating in an audiovisual presentation room

  • 5. 
    Most People in the United States typically conduct business and relate to strangers at which distance?
    • A. 

      1.5 ft to 4ft

    • B. 

      4ft to 12ft

    • C. 

      7ft to 12ft

    • D. 

      12ft to 25ft

  • 6. 
    A clinet complains that her office is too hot. The interior designer could most easily improve the situation by suggesting an accessory that affects what?
    • A. 

      Convection

    • B. 

      Ventilation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 7. 
    An interior designer would most likely use anthropometric information to?
    • A. 

      Design counter tops for a public rest room

    • B. 

      Determine the percentage of children who would be comfortable on custom-designed benches in a puppet theater

    • C. 

      Develop the best position for multiple VDT screens in a stock trader's workstation

    • D. 

      Evaluate a new chair design that has just come on the market

  • 8. 
    Which type of information regarding a multipurpose room in an apartment building for the elderly would be LEAST important for the interior designer to give to the mechanical engineer?
    • A. 

      The ages of the residents in the apartment building

    • B. 

      The types of activities that commonly occur in the space

    • C. 

      An estimate of the number of people using the room

    • D. 

      A copy of the reflected ceiling plan

  • 9. 
    In addition to being decorative tapestries in Gothis and Renaissance castles also?
    • A. 

      Reduced the amount of sound reflection within a room

    • B. 

      Minimized drafts

    • C. 

      Increased the mean radiant temperature

    • D. 

      Reduced heat loss by increasing the insulation value of the walls

  • 10. 
    An interior designer would be most likely to suggest to the mechanical engineer that additional ventilation or exhaust be provided in?
    • A. 

      A private toilet room

    • B. 

      Commercial kitchen

    • C. 

      A corporation conference room

    • D. 

      A exercise room in a community recreation center

  • 11. 
    A library is being designed to occupy only one portion of a building, and a complete set of drawings is available for the building. What information would be the most important to obtain from the field survey?
    • A. 

      The locations of structural elements

    • B. 

      Existing natural light sources

    • C. 

      Sources of noise within the building

    • D. 

      The locations and capacities of electrical power

  • 12. 
    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 concepts.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      A design concept is a performance requirement.

    • D. 

      Programmatic concepts are developed concurrently with design concepts.

  • 13. 
    For an interior designer conducting a programming interview with a client for a small clothing boutique, which is the LEAST important questions to ask?
    • A. 

      Which items are most frequently purchased on impulse?

    • B. 

      Will rest rooms be available to the customers?

    • C. 

      What amount of merchandise will be on display?

    • D. 

      What is the relationship between the cash/wrap counter and the dressing room?

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements is generally false regarding programming interviews?
    • A. 

      They can verify the accuracy of questionnaires.

    • B. 

      They minimize inaccurate results from ambiguous questions.

    • C. 

      They allow for the revelation of information that the programmer may not have considered.

    • D. 

      They make efficient use of the interviewer's time.

  • 15. 
    An interior designer has been hired to redesign a Victorian B&B into the best in town. During the interview the client says he wants to enlarge some rooms. What is the designers FIRST course of action?
    • A. 

      Suggest retaining an architect

    • B. 

      Ask client for budget

    • C. 

      Ask what the client what their idea of the best B&B in town is.

    • D. 

      Conduct a field measurement of the house.

  • 16. 
    What is the Programming Five-Step Process?
    • A. 

      Establishing goals

    • B. 

      Collection and analyzing facts

    • C. 

      Uncovering and testing concepts

    • D. 

      Determining needs

    • E. 

      Stating the problem

  • 17. 
    What are the steps in the Five Step Programming Process?
  • 18. 
    Definition: Establishes the order of importance of things such as size position or social values. 
    • A. 

      Priority

    • B. 

      Hierarchy

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Density

  • 19. 
    Definition: Relates to the idea of the Exercise of Authority and is expressed in physical symbols of authority. 
    • A. 

      Priority

    • B. 

      Hierarchy

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Density

  • 20. 
    What are the four major considerations to take when programming?
  • 21. 
    Definition: Is a response to the desired image the client wants to project. (use of material, lighting, space and etc.)
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      Service groupings

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Hierarchy

  • 22. 
    Definition: Include mechanical systems, as well as other functions that support the use of a space.
    • A. 

      Priority

    • B. 

      Service Groupings

    • C. 

      Activity Groupings

    • D. 

      People Groupings

  • 23. 
    Definition: States whether activities should be integrated or separated and compartmentalized. 
    • A. 

      Character

    • B. 

      Service Groupings

    • C. 

      People Groupings

    • D. 

      Activity Groupings

  • 24. 
    Definition: States the degree of massing of people in a space and is derived from the physical, social and emotional characteristics of the group. 
    • A. 

      Density

    • B. 

      People Grouping

    • C. 

      Activity Grouping

    • D. 

      Service Grouping

  • 25. 
    Home Base is related to the concept of territoriality and is a place where a person can maintain his or her individuality. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False