This CD-ROM and workbook package helps students and professionals pursuing a career in interior design to improve their impromptu sketching skills when working face to face with clients. The CD-ROM contains timed exercises that increase in difficulty as the student progresses through the course. The students must complete and reflect on how they might improve each of their sketches and sketching times in order to access each reward section. The CD-ROM also contains sample sketches,videos of professionals sketching or discussing their methods of sketching, and audio role-playing features through which a "client" gives students directions or suggestions. The students will have the option to repeat these exercises as many times as they need in order to feel comfortable with the sketches they have produced and the time taken to complete them. A spiral bound workbook made of special paper accompanies the CD-ROM and serves as the students sketchbook. Areas in the workbook are designated for students to log their sketching times and keep track of their overall progress. The students will be able to tear out the sheets of this workbook in order to hand them in to their professors.
Extra paper is included in the book for students who wish to do assignments several times.
Jill Pable is assistant professor in the Department of Design at California State University of Sacramento. She served as owner and principal designer of a commercial interior design firm in Florida and interior designer with the Creative Design team for Universal Studios Florida. She has taught at Florida State University,University of South Florida, and Southeast Missouri State University and has twice been awarded "Best Teaching Presentation" at the international Interior Design Educator's Council conference.