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Student Preparedness of Three-Dimensional Freehand Sketching and Hand Drafting Skills for Entering the Residential Design Field

Author: Belinda Nuth Sloboda
Date: 2007
Program: Master of Science in Interior Architecture, Chatham University

Due to personal observations of recently graduated interior design students practicing in the residential field, the researcher found the need to conduct research to find out if current seniors in interior design programs felt they had the necessary skills to be competent in the residential field. To accomplish this task, the researcher conducted several interviews with professional interior designers and distributed questionnaires to nearby colleges with interior design programs. When all questionnaires were completed and returned, and after studying the data, the researcher found that the basis for the research was founded current interior design students seem to be lacking the necessary hand sketching and three dimensional drafting skills required for working in the residential field.