Design Philosophies (ICM474) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design Philosophies ICM474 3 0 0 3 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, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is aimed to understand different way of thinking in the design process. It is aimed to gain professional way of thinking on design examples are discussed on the basis of philosophical thinkers from the past to present.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn the philosophy of thinkers and way of thinking in different periods.
  • To understand the relationship with the philosophy and design.
  • To improves the aesthetic evaluation in design.
  • To interpret ideas developing and producing.
  • To improves the ability developing design ideas.
Course Content Intellectual infrastructure in the formation of the design; the relationship between design and aesthetics within the scope of the development stages and terms of the overall philosophy.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the course To gain information about course content from source books
2 Philosophy and design relationship Reading from source books
3 Technic, art and design relationship Reading from source books
4 Technology and design Reading from source books
5 Visual perception and perception dimensions Reading from source books
6 Design and creation process Reading from source books
7 Intangible and tangible relations in design Reading from source books
8 Ara sınava hazırlık Mid-term preparation
9 Aesthetics Homework
10 Design and aesthetic evaluation Case studies
11 Socio-economic approach in design - homework presentations Case studies – homework presentations
12 Design and consumption - homework presentations Case studies – homework presentations
13 Fashion and design relationship - homework presentations Case studies – homework presentations
14 Philosophy, design and ethical relationship - homework presentations Case studies – homework presentations
15 Observation, discussion and examples Case studies – homework presentations
16 Final Exam Preparation for the final exam


Other Sources 1. Aydınlı, S. (1993). Mimarlıkta Estetik Değerler. İstanbul: İTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi.
2. Özlem, D. (1995). Hermeneutik Üzerine Yazılar : Gadamer, Habermas, Misch, Riedel, Bollnow, Japp. Ankara: Ark Yayınevi.
3. Şentürer, A. (2002). Mimarlık ve Felsefe. İstanbul: YEM Yayın.
4. Tunalı, İ. (1979). Estetik. İstanbul: Bahar Matbaası.
5. Tunalı, İ.(2002). Tasarım Felsefesi. İstanbul: YEM Yayın.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Having knowledge and awareness of the design and construction decisions influenced by geographical variations in social, economic, cultural, and physical contexts.
2 Being able to collaborate in a multidisciplinary manner at the national and international levels, independently or jointly planning design projects in interdisciplinary work, and taking on responsibilities to execute/manage them in the field of interior architecture.
3 Having knowledge about the principles, laws, regulations and standards related to the field of interior architecture; being aware of professional ethics, duties and responsibilities.
4 Being able to obtain the necessary data using accurate research methods and techniques, interpreting the results, and transforming the theoretical knowledge acquired by generating counter-arguments/syntheses, evaluating them, and applying them to alternative design solutions in the practical domain in the field of interior architecture.
5 Expressing data, ideas, design solutions and projects accurately and effectively by using oral, written and/or visual communication techniques and technology in the interior architectural design process.
6 Having knowledge of interior space systems in a way that considers the relationship between the base building construction and the interior construction in the interior architectural design process.
7 Providing a holistic design approach by developing details through the appropriate selection of furnishing, product and material in the interior architectural design process.
8 Creating space with the influence of psychology, sociology, philosophy, architecture and art by using scientific and technical knowledge that will respond to aesthetic and functional needs in the field of interior architecture. X
9 Developing user-oriented design solutions with human factors, ergonomics, universal and inclusive design principles in the interior architectural design process.
10 Having knowledge within the scope of the historical development of architecture and art in the interior architectural design process, having the competence to make decisions by exhibiting a respectful and sensitive attitude towards cultural heritage and historical/natural environment.
11 Designing to increase spatial comfort and wellbeing with the impact of physical environmental systems such as lighting, color, acoustics, air conditioning, etc. in the interior architectural design process.
12 Having the ability to develop a sustainable design by using natural and built environment information in the interior architectural design process.
13 Keeping up with new developments in the field of interior architecture and design, having a consciousness of lifelong learning, and contributing to the field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 18 2 36
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 2 2
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 4 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 100