Concept Representation and Form Production in Basic Design



Interior Architecture, Basic Design, Design Education, Concept, Form


Interpreting the correlative relationship between conceptual representation with form production through students’ design ideas and success levels, two hypotheses have been formed. Base for the first hypothesis; students who start their design with concrete concepts are more successful than those who start with abstract concepts; the idea of the second hypothesis; students who start their study with concrete concepts are more likely to make easier decisions during the production easier. In order to examine these two hypotheses of the study, students were asked to choose either concrete (transformation, movement, eternity) or abstract (courage, risk, illusion) concepts as a design strategy and to represent the concepts they have chosen in spatial scale. Completed with the participation of 65 students passed on their Basic Design I course within the 2019-2020 academic year, fall semester at Istanbul Gedik University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department; to specify the parameters which affect the student’s design decisions, 8 questions semi-structured interview form was used and to determine the place of the creation processes within basic design literature twenty question 5-point Likert type survey form was used for this research. As a result of the research, in which all the obtained data were analyzed with SPSS software, both hypotheses in question were statistically confirmed and it has been concluded that the abstract concepts which are used as references for the generation of form in basic design education, negatively influence both the design processes and the success levels of the students.


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