Trial a New Learning Technique in Interior Design Education; The Abstraction of Furniture Components by Using Body Language and Sounds

TAVŞAN F., Kucuk P.

2nd World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Bucharest, Romania, 9 - 12 May 2013, vol.122, pp.98-104 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 122
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1309
  • City: Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-104
  • Keywords: Interior architecture education, history of furniture, body language, abstraction, learning-teaching technique
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The information, which is very rapidly produced in 21st century, has lead to innovations in many areas, in line with the requirements brought by the Age we live in. With the changing student profile, education, an area where such innovations are seen, has started to develop different teaching and learning processes, through which the information can be taught in a short period of time and the long permanence of the information can be provided, instead of the classical approach. These innovations in the interior architecture education, are also applied in order to ensure the permanence of the theoretical courses like History of Furniture, which are easily forgotten. The furniture styles taught within the scope of the course, History of Furniture, is a theoretical subject intensively requiring knowledge. One of the most important elements composing the furniture styles are the furniture components (foot, leg, backrest) and these components are very important when distinguishing between furniture styles.