NCIDQ Chapter 3

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Ch. 3 Developing and presenting design concepts: short answer and multiple choice


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  • 1. 
    A rational approach to design that emphasizes human-environment interacting would most likely be based on?
    • A. 

      Environmental design research

    • B. 

      Functional requirements

    • C. 

      Gestalt psychology

    • D. 

      Social influences

  • 2. 
    The most organic, humanistic interior designer of houses is best represented by 
    • A. 

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • B. 

      Le Corbusier

    • C. 

      Mies van der Rohe

    • D. 

      Walter Gropius

  • 3. 
    Which of the following plan arrangements would be most appropriate for the entry, nave, alter and choir of a church moving into an existing rectangular space 
    • A. 

      Axial

    • B. 

      Clustered

    • C. 

      Linear

    • D. 

      Open

  • 4. 
    The complexity of the human-environment interface makes it difficult to base a design theory only on 
    • A. 

      Environmental design research

    • B. 

      Functionality

    • C. 

      Historic precedent

    • D. 

      Perception theories

  • 5. 
    Overall department relationships of a large company being planned to occupy a multistory building would most likely be shown in
    • A. 

      A block diagram

    • B. 

      An adjacency diagram

    • C. 

      A stacking diagram

    • D. 

      A bubble diagram

  • 6. 
    Preliminary space planning shows that it is impossible to satisfy all the programmed adjacencies show on the adjacency matrix that has been approved by the client. What is the best course of action? 
    • A. 

      Verify that the adjacencies require physical connection, and then review the problem with the client.

    • B. 

      Satisfy as many adjacency connections as possible, and present this information to the client for review and approval.

    • C. 

      Ask the client to downgrade the importance of the problematic adjacency.

    • D. 

      Develop several alternatives that come as close as possible to the requirements, and have the client select the one that best satisfies the program.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would provide the most cost-effective space-defining construction element?
    • A. 

      A raised platform

    • B. 

      Gypsum wallboard partitions

    • C. 

      Over sized doors

    • D. 

      A glazed wall

  • 8. 
    A design concept statements for a public gathering area around a fireplace in a ski lodge would probably not include the 
    • A. 

      Size of the fireplace

    • B. 

      Number of individual seating groups

    • C. 

      Types of finish materials

    • D. 

      Method of lighting the space

  • 9. 
    Adjacency requirements for the physical movement of goods in a manufacturing plant would best be illustrated with 
    • A. 

      An adjacency matrix

    • B. 

      A bubble diagram

    • C. 

      A flow chart

    • D. 

      A stacking diagram

  • 10. 
    This is the way to direct design based on a system of beliefs or philosophy. 
  • 11. 
    This design theory bases current design trends on ideas and styles of the past.
  • 12. 
    This focuses on theories of the interaction between humans and their environment. 
  • 13. 
    This places an emphasis on providing simple, rational solutions to design problems without extraneous decoration.
  • 14. 
    This theory holds that humans innately perceive things as a whole so that what is perceived is complete the comprehensible. 
  • 15. 
    This concept states that humans perceive separate units in the visual field as a group. 
  • 16. 
    This is the tendency to perceive incomplete forms as complete.
  • 17. 
    This is the tendency to see a line or shape as continuing in a particular direction rather than making a sharp turn. 
  • 18. 
    This is when people prefer the simplest most stable organization of forms or the overall structure of elements in the visual field rather than complex individual parts. 
  • 19. 
    This is the way people distinguish a form from its surroundings. 
  • 20. 
    This is a form of perceptual constancy that means people perceive objects as having their original shape regardless of a change in orientation of the object or the point if view of the observer. 
  • 21. 
    This is a from of perceptual constancy that means people tend to perceive an object as having the same size regardless of the changes in the viewing distance to the object. 
  • 22. 
    This is a form of perceptual constancy that means people perceive the lightness or darkness of an object as the same regardless of the illumination. 
  • 23. 
    This is a form of perceptual constancy that means that people perceive the color of an object as the same regardless of the lighting conditions under which the object is viewed. 
  • 24. 
    The difference in what each eye sees is called what?
  • 25. 
    This is the overlap of a distant object with a closer object.