G. Elsayed Ali ElSamanoudy

Ajman University of Science & Technology (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
Since ancient civilizations and throughout history, Arts and Sciences were been produced. Historical buildings are reflecting the past, translate present and deliver from them the future. An important awareness should be taken over them, maintaining them, producing correct descriptions and teaching these studies to each new generations and students. These studies are the ideal guiding light and their inspirational tool for their present and future. Nations without past and history do not exist.
Hence the studies of previous prototypes and civilizations are of great importance to strengthen nations in addition of reviving their existence. Based on these facts, the research idea was reflected in the importance to studying the diversity and the development of teaching methods for the historical styles’ courses in the interior design programs. The purpose of these studies is getting the most benefit from this huge inheritance of these civilizations and their results of many, aesthetical artistic elements, in both architectural and interior design with high-value in plastic arts. Those are considered reference for many of the design elements, decorative complex formations, which, if analyzed artistically, will be start point for the design principles and foundations’ practical applications studies. These students’ professional educational exercises are important to enhance their imaginations and to increase their imaginaries storage and perceptions, which helps raising students’ capability of designs and creations in the advanced stages of the interior design program.
Research Problem
However it was observed, in the five previous years, due to the expansion in the use of technology, computers and application system of credit hours, the reduction in contact hours to communicate with the student and therefore the reduction in some courses, such as the historical styles’ one. This course becomes history studies and shows of historical styles through images without the analysis and the application of its principles and foundations of design. Much more, the students’ participation lack in exercises, manual applications and sketches resulting students’ weak performance and achievement. This is the result from; physiological perception failure, incapability of storing what they see from the aesthetical elements and components, in addition to not using the human normal senses. All these criteria affect students, without realizing and unconsciously, in their design courses’ creations, that relies on the student's ability to imagine, resulting from a stock of forms inside the brain.
Research Goal
This research aims to redevelopment teaching methods of historical styles’ courses in order to keep pace with the rapidly technological development, and to find solutions to how to address the lack of communication with students. Refocus on to explanation, analyze and established principles of interior design applications of the historical styles’ course content. Conceptualization of exercises and assignments through manual drawing and sketches to emphasize the operating in all the students’ human senses in order to be in perception process and to realize the vocabulary and elements of historical styles to be stored inside their brains.