Urban Furniture Design (ICM352) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Urban Furniture Design ICM352 1 2 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Aiming establishing relations between urban furniture and space in terms of aesthetics and functionality, causing students to gain thinking and directing abilities about urban furniture design and furniture industry, informing with terminologies about urban furniture design discipline and norms, with discussing urban furniture -the most important equipment of the open city spaces, in totally with the urban identity.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students can summarize the urban space and urban furniture notions.
  • Students can perceive a space or equipment and all kinds of anthropometric dimension belong to them.
  • Students can identify furniture-space relations in part of a city.
  • After building appropriate space and equipment relations in a part of a city, students can make action research and evaluate the results.
  • Students will have the knowledge about designing urban space and furniture.
Course Content Discussing the urban furnitures of open urban areas with the whole identity of urban, constructing a relationship of urban furniture and space both aestethically and functionally; gaining the skills of thinking for urban furniture design and furniture industry, giving terminologies about design discipline and principles.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction of the course, explaining the urban space, classification of the urban furniture Gaining information from the given sources
2 Identifying the basic actions in the urban open spaces. Stating the furniture design project subjects intended for these action areas. (the urban equipments dependent to and independent to infrastructure) Gaining information from the given sources
3 The urban equipments dependent to the infrastructure: Lighting elements, information-communication and sign panels, telephone boxes, bus stations, square clocks, water elements etc. Gaining information from the given sources
4 The urban equipments independent to the infrastructure: sitting elements, rubbish bins , plant cans , shelter elements, flooring elements, bicycle parks, plant grids, children playground equipments etc. Gaining information from the given sources
5 Homework Presentations / Announcement of the final project Preparation for the Homework Presentations
6 Final project sketch studies controlling Sketches for final project
7 Final project sketch studies controlling Sketches for final project
8 Final project sketch studies controlling Sketches for final project
9 Final project sketch studies controlling Sketches for final project
10 Final project sketch studies controlling Sketches for final project
11 Final project sketch studies controlling Sketches for final project
12 Mid-Jury Preparation for the Mid-Jury
13 Designing and drawing of a determined urban furniture Project drawings
14 Designing and drawing of a determined urban furniture Project drawings
15 Designing and drawing of a determined urban furniture Project drawings
16 Final Jury Preparation for the Final Jury


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Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 40
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Reflecting Information into academic environment
2 Theoretical, scientific, artistic, historical background/structure X
3 Social, environmental, sustainability principles X
4 Legal framework
5 Institutional and ethical values X
6 Capability to reflect theory into practice X
7 Capability to make research and interpret the results X
8 Capability to develop alternative solutions X
9 Effective writing, drawing and presentation X
10 Capability to perform independent and interdisciplinary works X
11 Capable to criticize, produce counter thesis and synthesis X
12 Life-long learning consciousness X
13 Foreign Language Use capability X
14 Capable to use information technologies X
15 Respect for ethical values, laws, human rights, environmental and cultural heritage X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 1 5 5
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 6 24
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 6 6
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 7 7
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 100