Interior Design in Practice

Case Studies of Successful Business Models

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Author: Terri Maurer,Katie Weeks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470190531

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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Through real-world case studies, master the business of interior design practice Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer. Interior Design in Practice provides the vital business education an interior designer needs. It describes in detail how to plan and launch an interior design business, and how to grow that business towards success. Through real-world case studies, you'll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit Techniques to build teams and motivate team members Ways to avoid costly mistakes Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking Coauthored by a former ASID national president and an experienced design writer and editor, Interior Design in Practice assists interior designers with practical, from-the-field advice, along with enlightening case studies throughout the book. Both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned design practitioners will find this comprehensive, real-world guide a welcome stepping-stone to success.

After Taste

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Author: Kent Kleinman,Joanna Merwood-Salisbury

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616890266

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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AfterTaste: Expanded Practices in Interior Design is an edited volume comprising texts, interviews and portfolios that collectively document new theories and emerging critical practices in the field of interior design. The material is informed by, but not limited to, the annual AfterTaste symposia hosted by Parsons The New School of Design. The book's central argument is that the field of interior design is inadequately served by its historical reliance on taste-making and taste-makers, and, more recently from a set of theoretical concerns derived from architecture; the volume seeks to set an expanded frame by advancing new voices and perspectives in both the theory and practice of interior design, considered as an independent discipline. In 2007, the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting at Parsons The New School for Design inaugurated an annual international symposium series dedicated to the critical study of the interior. Titled AfterTaste, these yearly symposia offer expansive views of interior studies, highlight emerging areas of research, identify allied practices, make public its under-explored territory, and attract future designers and scholars to the field. Now in its fourth year, AfterTaste has proven to be one of the very few venues internationally for critically exploring interior design. The field of interior design is asymmetrically served by the current literature in the field. Too frequently, the current writing and making in interiors emphasize the ineffable, the biographical, and the social elite, and promote a curiously unsubstantiated notion of connoisseurship as the principal basis for design. Other attempts to construct an intellectual agenda for the study of the interior draw heavily from architectural theory, ignoring the discipline's own specific and autonomous history. AfterTaste, the book, is intended to adjust this imbalance by introducing interior design material that is theoretically and historically situated, technically grounded, demographically inclusive, and aesthetically adventurous.

A Guide to Business Principles and Practices for Interior Designers

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Author: Harry Siegel,Alan M. Siegel

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Tells how to start an interior design business, acquire clients, determine fees, make estimates, collect bills, select insurance, and establish good relations with trade sources

Concepts in Practice Lighting

Lighting Design in Architecture

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Author: Torquil Barker

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

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Examines the natural and artificial illumination of interior and exterior spaces and the scientific and aesthetic background to light and color theory in architecture.

Interdisciplinary Design in Practice

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Author: Robin J. S. Spence,Sebastian Macmillan,Paul Kirby

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727730084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 227

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Effective teamwork across disciplines is essential to solve the technological and managerial problems associated with today's construction projects. This book promotes interdisciplinary design for the construction industry, and discusses the challenges and rewards involved. It contains contributions from many prominent figures representing different professional viewpoints, among them architects Ian Ritchie and Richard Saxon, engineers Sir Alan Cockshaw, Michael Dickson and Sir Jack Zunz and developer Peter Rodgers. Case studies provide illustrations and examples. The book also presents and reviews recent innovative experiences of education for interdisciplinary design both in the university and practice environments. Further, it includes summaries of best practice in the design process drawn from management studies and academic research. In its focus on the collaborative nature of the design process the book addresses the neglected areas of teamwork and communication. It offers numerous examples where this way of working has achieved outstanding architectural results and project success in line with the Latham and Egan agendas.

Professional Practice for Interior Design in the Global Marketplace

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Author: Susan M. Winchip

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781609011383

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

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The interior designers of tomorrow require a professional practice text that is contemporary and innovative enough to prepare them for the rapidly evolving landscape of the 21st century workplace. Professional Practice for Interior Designers in the Global Marketplace arms students of the Millennial Generation with the know-how they'll need to launch and evolve their careers. It emphasizes the essential skills and knowledge required to work in a firm as an entry-level designer, while providing an overview of what is involved in starting, owning, and operating an interior design business. Although rooted in fundamentals, the book incorporates up-to-the-minute developments including globalization, changing demographics, the rise of networking technologies, sustainable design, social responsibility, and global economics.

Patterns in Interior Environments

Perception, Psychology, and Practice

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Author: Patricia Rodemann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471241621

Category: Architecture

Page: 253

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Patterns in Interior Environments Perception, Psychology, and Practice It's no secret that patterns and combinations of patterns in an interior design can produce a broad variety of physical, emotional, and psychological responses in those who view them-from cheerfulness and a desire to get things done to agitation or lethargy. Few interior designers, however, have a strong grasp of how and why these responses are produced and which types of patterns are most likely to evoke a specific reaction. Even less is known about pattern preferences among different demographic groups. Most studies available on these subjects are purely academic, largely theoretical, or devoid of any reference to practical application. Patterns in Interior Environments is the first book to present significant original research on pattern preferences and responses with a view toward practical application by working design professionals. It offers a wealth of clear and accessible information in an easy-to-use format that will help designers better understand and respond to their clients' needs. Supplemented with hundreds of illustrations of pattern designs and patterns within room settings, this revolutionary new resource: * Interprets and explains technical information about the psycho-physical and psychological effects of different types of patterns and public perceptions of them * Includes recent research findings identifying pattern preferences of different demographic groups * Specifies appropriate pattern types for various activities, including selling, learning, healing, relaxing, eating, negotiating, performing complex tasks, and more For residential and commercial interior designers, Patterns in Interior Environments is a powerful tool for reducing the time and frustration involved in finding patterns to meet client requirements.

Becoming an Interior Designer

A Guide to Careers in Design

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174224

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.

Interior Design

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Author: Jenny Gibbs

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694285

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 192

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Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.

Designing Interior Architecture

Concept, Typology, Material, Construction

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Author: Sylvia Leydecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034615809

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Designing interior spaces is a task that is equally relevant as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design for those working professionally in the built environment. In this comprehensive work, an international and interdisciplinary team of authors presents the essential aspects of the various fields of contemporary interior architecture and design. The project examples are illustrated with brilliant photographs and plans. They have been selected according to consistent criteria for all chapters of the book and represent the essential building types, including exhibition stand design, as well as a broad range of today’s design approaches. The authors place the collaboration between the various design disciplines at the center of focus. The appendix contains information for further research. All in all, Designing Interior Architecture is a fundamental reference work for all those professionally engaged with the design.

The Design of Lighting

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Author: Peter Tregenza,David Loe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134487010

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines. The new edition offers a clear structure, carefully selected material and linking of lighting with other subjects, in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive and specifically architectural approach to lighting. Features of this new edition include: technical knowledge of lighting in the context of architectural design; an emphasis on imagination in architectural light and presentation of the tools necessary in practice for creative design; additional chapters on the behaviour of light and on the context of design; a strong emphasis on sustainable design and energy saving, with data and examples; analyses of actual lighting schemes and references to current standards and design guides; an up-to-date review of lamp and lighting technology, with recommendations on the choice of equipment; a revision of the calculation section, with examples and step-by-step instructions, based on recent student feedback about the book.

Design for a Complex World

Challenges in Practice and Education

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Author: Graham Cairns

Publisher: Libri Publishing

ISBN: 9781907471742

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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This is a book conceived in the ever-widening realm of design practice and education. It is premised on the belief that the forces of globalization—that have affected design practice for decades—have, in recent years, manifest themselves in design education as well. Consequently, it brings authors, practitioners, and educators together from 10 countries across six continents. They each offer an overview of the socio-cultural and economic factors that affect the built environment in their particular region of the world. They discuss how the practices of architecture, interior design, planning, and landscape architecture interact with those forces but, equally as importantly, they discuss how design education does the same. This book is written by and for practitioners, educators, and students of the built environment whose critical eye is prepared to scan the globe for lessons that are both universally, but also specifically applicable to their own geographical and discipline context. It is more specifically geared to those who see the built environment through a socio-political prism and also as a model through which we can better understand that external context.

Thinking Inside the Box

A Reader in Interior Design for the 21st Century

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Author: Edward Hollis,John Gigli

Publisher: Libri Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 283

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A collection of essays from prominent thinkers in the field of interiors, topics touched upon in this collection ranges from cushions, curtains, and feminism; the relationship between the interior and the enclave in the contemporary age of terror; the regulation of the profession of interiors; and the representation of the interior on the written page and in history. With various debates on the identity, the profession, and the regulation of interior design; essays on the relationship between theory and practice in interiors; and case studies from, and reflections upon, the education of the interior designer, this collection of writings is essential reading for anyone with an interest in interior design.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

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Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539044

Category: Design

Page: 672

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Designing With Light

The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

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Author: Jason Livingston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118740475

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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"For those studing to be a lighting designer or interior designer, Designing with Light offers a comprehensive introduction to the aesthetics, technology, and practice of lighting design. Beginning with a look at the lighting design profession, Livingston describes the physics of light, human perception of light (including psychology), and goes on to describe lamps and fixtures in use today, as well as those on the horizon. Communication of design ideas and the design process is emphasized, urging the reader to think about how the design will make a space should look and feel. The practicalities of documenting the design, and consideration of architectural details, lighting controls, photometrics and calculations are explained in a clear manner, with ancillary exercises and pedagogy to help give the reader a working knowledge. Finally, issues of sustainability (including daylighting), lighting and health, and building and energy codes are each addressed in their own chapters.This complete guide is attractively illustrated throughout in color and sure to be the reference resource of choice for anyone performing lighting design"--

Design

History, Theory and Practice of Product Design

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Author: Bernhard E. Bürdek

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035603944

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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For students of design, professional product designers, and anyone interested in design equally indispensable: the fully revised and updated edition of the reference work on product design. The book traces the history of product design and its current developments, and presents the most important principles of design theory and methodology, looking in particular at the communicative function of products and highlighting aspects such as corporate and service design, design management, strategic design, interface/interaction design and human design.. From the content: Design and history: The Bauhaus; The Ulm School of Design; The Example of Braun; The Art of Design Design and Globalization Design and Methodology: Epistemological Methods in Design Design and Theory: Aspects of the Disciplinary Design Theory Design and its Context: From Corporate Design to Service Design Product Language and Product Semiotics Architecture and Design Design and Society Design and Technological Progress

Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design

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Author: Lynne Mesher

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940411220

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

View: 2016

A guide to creating retail spaces that offers an enticing spatial experience. It introduces methods of manipulating space to create an exciting commercial interior.

Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice

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Author: Cindy Coleman,Interior Design Magazine

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007141603X

Category: Architecture

Page: 768

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Everything you need to know about the practice and business of interior design -- from McGraw-Hill and Interior Design magazine Let today's most admired design professionals share with you their priceless insights, step-by-step guidelines, and real-life examples drawn from their own highly successful practices. Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice packs fresh new ways of thinking and profitable ways of working -- quality information you expect when experts join forces! Comprehensive, hands-on details show you how to problem-solve the design needs of clients¿streamline every stage of your practice, from finding and winning clients to project build-out¿and master the most efficient negotiation, bidding, contract, and documentation techniques. Achieve professional excellence and profitability with this authoritative resource as you learn how to act on the implications of the profound changes occurring in the design industry today with tips from designers who are at the top of their game. An outstanding preparation tool for the NCIDQ national licensing exam