INTERIOR DESIGN METHODS FOR YACHT
DESIGN AND THE BOATBUILDING INDUSTRY
Crew safety and
comfort are critical factors in effective boat design. This unique course
covers the considerations required for attractive, ergonomically sound, and practical
passenger and crew accommodations. Ideal for both interior designers and naval
architects and marine engineers who need to gain increased understanding of
Course No: ID 201C
This course offers a
comprehensive review of ergonomic and aesthetic considerations in boat interior
design, general arrangement, and layout, with a specific focus on design
implications of the latest manufacturing materials, methods and structures.
Central to the offering is a complete, newly published textbook written by the
noted designer Lisa Hix.
Arrangements meets a critical need within the marine industry for detailed,
updated instruction on the disciplines of interior design. Among key design
issues cited are physical access, storage, stairway and lighting design, berth,
galley, dining and head layouts. What distinguishes the accompanying text from
others is that Ms. Hix never loses sight of physical
imperatives—wave motion, heeling, drainage, ventilation and vessel structure—as
factors in determining a boat’s interior spaces.
well-researched text discusses design implications of new materials, composites
and components, with all sources fully referenced in a complete bibliography.
The result is a learning tool that designers can use immediately to create more
functional and comfortable boats.
As a stand-alone
course of study, Interiors and Arrangements is intended for marine design
professionals seeking to complement existing skills, and for new students planning
a specialized career in marine interior design.
portions of this course are included in Westlawn’s
larger Yacht Design Lite course and also in the full Yacht Design Program.
manual drafting or CAD skills and knowledge of descriptive terminology used in
boat construction. A computer with reliable Internet access and email is
Number of Lessons: This is a
design-thesis challenge course, which can be completed in about 150 hours of
Materials & Service:
services, Westlawn textbooks, and study guide.
Time Allowed to
Tuition Fee: Tuition
Fee: $4,500 plus $100 per month enrollment fee.
Award: Certificate of
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