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The Future of Interior Design Education and Practice Where have we been… where are we going? What is Interior Design about? Aesthetics Color Texture Space Trends Furnishings DO YOU THINK OF “TRADING SPACES” ON HGTV?????? If you said “yes”……. you’re wrong!

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the future of interior design education and practice

The Future of Interior DesignEducation and Practice

Where have we been…where are we going?

what is interior design about
What is Interior Design about?
  • Aesthetics
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Space
  • Trends
  • Furnishings
the roots of interior design
The “roots” of Interior Design
  • 20th century women looking for a way to earn $$ after World War I
  • Wealthy, residential basis (New York, East Coast, The Hamptons)
  • Theatrical design (Elsie de Wolfe)
  • Self proclaimed “decorators,” such as Sister Parish of the 30’s (uneducated)
  • Based on “good taste”
did you know
Did you know…..
  • PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN in New York City was the first school of interior design
  • The first professional organization AID (American Institute of Decorators) was formed in Grand Rapids, MI
  • FIDER was formed in 1972 to insure consistency and quality in educational standards for interior designers
today in 2003 interior design is a profession defined by
Today in 2003, Interior Design is a profession defined by:
  • Education
    • minimum of 2 years
  • Experience
    • minimum of 3 years
  • Examination
    • NCIDQ or other
so what is interior design about
So what is Interior Design about?
  • Space planning: analyzing clients’ needs
  • Human factors: ergonomics, anthropometrics
  • Laws, codes and industry standards
  • Building and interior materials; environmental issues, green design
  • Problem solving
  • Technology; in the work place and home
  • Project management: budgeting, schedules, bid documents
  • FFE: furniture, furnishings, equipment
it s about
It’s about……

Designing spaces successfully based on creativity, research, knowledge, and technology.

….and your education is the first step in your career path

as a professional INTERIOR DESIGNER!

the profession today
The Profession Today
  • Move toward licensing and/or registration in the US and Canada
  • Education, Experience and Examination is required for practice
  • Professional organizations:
    • ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
    • IIDA (International Interior Design Association)
    • ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario)
    • CIDC (Certified Interior Designers of Canada)
career opportunities
Career Opportunities
  • Residential design
  • Exhibit design
  • Retail design
  • Healthcare (Assisted living)
  • Hospitality design
  • Restaurant design
career opportunities12
Career Opportunities
  • Educational facilities
  • Government work
  • Showroom design/display
  • Transportation design
  • Consulting
  • Facilities management
  • Project management
the opportunities are endless

The opportunities are endless…

It all starts with you and

your education!