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Becoming an Interior Designer A Guide to Careers in Design

ISBN-10: 0470114231
ISBN-13: 9780470114230
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Guide (Instructor's))
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Description: Interior design encompasses the design of residential and commercial spaces. It is a profession that has changed dramatically in the last 40 years, shifting from decoration to a mastery of technical information.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Interior design encompasses the design of residential and commercial spaces. It is a profession that has changed dramatically in the last 40 years, shifting from decoration to a mastery of technical information.

Preface
Acknowledgments
An Introduction to the Interior Design Profession
What Do Interior Designers Do?
What Do Interior Designers Do?
Is Interior Design for You?
History
Sustainable Design
What Do You Feel Is the Impact of Sustainable Design on the Profession?
Professional Associations
Interior Design Registration and Licensing
How Important Is Certification by Examination and Licensing of Interior Designers Today?
Why Did You Become an Interior Designer?
Educational Preparation
High School Preparation
Choosing an Educational Program
How Did You Choose Which School to Attend to Obtain Your Education in Interior Design?
Four-Year Educational Preparation
The Importance of Internships
Two-Year Associate Degree
Postgraduate Education in Interior Design
NCIDQ Examination
Continuing Education
How Important Is Interior Design Education in Today's Industry?
Where the Jobs Are
Career Decisions
Independent Design Firms
What Motivated You to Start Your Own Design Firm?
Architectural Offices
Furniture Retailers
Office Furnishings Dealers
Interior Design on a Global Stage
Facility Planning and Design
Sole Practitioner Work Environments
Job-Seeking Tools
Can You Describe the Optimum Portfolio for a Job Applicant?
What Do You Look for in Hiring a New Designer?
What Do You Enjoy Most About Working in the Firm You Are in Right Now?
Design Specialties
Residential Design
Aging in Place
Commercial
Sustainable Design
What Do You Feel Is the Impact of Sustainable Design or Design for Seniors on the Profession?
Corporate and Professional Offices
Hospitality
Entertainment and Recreation
Retail Facilities
Healthcare
Senior Living
Institutional
Restoration and Adaptive Use
Related Career Options
What Advice Would You Give Someone Who Wants to Be an Interior Designer?
The Design Process
Project Development
Programming
Schematic Design
Design Development
Contract Documents
Contract Administration
Project Management
Working Relationships
What Is the Single Most Important Skill an Interior Designer Needs to Be Successful?
Interior Design as a Business
Business Formations
What Motivated You to Start Your Design Firm?
Marketing Methods
Contracts
Interior Design Revenue
Legal Issues
How Important Is Certification by Examination and Licensing of Interior Designers Today?
What Is the Greatest Business Challenge for Interior Design Firms?
The Future
What Do You See as the Future for the Interior Design Profession?
Interior Design Resources
Cida-Accredited Interior Design Programs in the United States and Canada
Interior Design References
Interior Designers
Index

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