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Welcome to the ProfessionProfession Designers vs. Decorators Designers Sales vs. services Self-image vs. Public Image Young profession
Who you work with… Architects: Often handle only the building envelope and project management Sometimes a more collaborative process Engineers: MEP – they look to the interior designers to coordinate details, figure out interferences between systems (no, they don’t do that) Consultants of all sorts Lighting, furniture, hardware, codes, specs, etc Sub-contractors Everything from programming to construction administration Saves on overhead; increases organizational load
What will you earn? Well, less than just about everyone else in the field In general, you’ll earn more at a bigger firm In general, you’ll earn more in an urban area Varies by region Varies by region
What is a profession?
Sociological definition: The use of skills based on theoretical knowledge Education and training in these skills The competence of professionals ensured by examinations A code of conduct to ensure professional integrity Performance of a service that is for the public good A professional association that organizes members
From NCIDQ: “The professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. For the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public”
History of Interior Design-ing
Before mid-20 th century Architects and craftsmen did most interior decorating Artisans often had direct control over part of high-end design American designers looked to Europe for what was perceived as quality Suppliers (in Europe) were called ensembeliers or ateliers
Elsie DeWolfe - society decorator Worked on residential decorating with the wives of the wealthy Received fee for service, rather than commission on goods Author of The House in Good Taste (1913) Exercise of taste and conscious control of design themes
Popularizing design for the general public First School: Parson’s School of Design, in New York City Began offering courses in 1904 House Beautiful and House and Garden made design part of the public discourse
After WW1, Increased prosperity Society designer’s still looking to Europe Public desire for homegrown arts and crafts Growth of large, high quality manufacturers in US, particularly in Mid-west Grand Rapids Furniture Exposition (1878)
1920’s Art Deco sweeps country Films glorify new, home-grown aesthetic All aspects of design: interiors, exteriors, landscape, and graphics Particularly “Contract work” in office Buildings Dorothy Draper was a specialist
Early 1930’s: Depths of the Depression Society decorators unaffected Grand Rapids furniture manufacturer conference in 1931 To generate business in flagging economy William Moore founded American Institute of Interior Decorators (AID) Membership based on experience and education No formal testing
1940’s: New Philosophies and Responsibilities Bauhaus influence: manufactured furniture and simpler aesthetic Department stores offer affordable, well- designed furniture and other interior fittings Florence Knoll form planning group for commercial interiors Curtain walls, acoustical ceilings, and drywall plastering systems
1950’s: Growth and Dispute Quickborner Team Fur Planung – office landscape systems Open plans with screens Formation of National Society for Interior Designers (NSID) Dispute with AID over qualifications Decoration vs. Designers Licensing, education, practice requirements
1960’s and 1970’s: Push for standards Lot’s of special design organizations Institute of Business Designers (IBD) National Office Furnishings Association (NOFA) Institute of Office Planners National Exposition of Contract Furnishings (NEOCON) (1969) Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) establishes education standards (1970) NCIDQ develops exam in 1974 AID and NSID join (in 1975) as American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
1980’s and 1990’s: Expansion and Legislation Increase in responsibilities, depth and breadth of profession Alabama passes title registration for interior designers (1982) ADA pushes responsibilities further (1992) Lawsuits, life-safety issues, sick-building syndrome, etc Sustainability, sophisticated materials and product research Integration of technology into designs and into design project production
IBD becomes IIDA (1994) to help unify alphabet soup Attempt to consolidate organizations Attempt to clarify mission ASID didn’t join up
Divisions of the profession Residential Commercial (“contract”) work Public work “Green” or sustainable design Public advocacy
Educational standards Mainly since WWII Roots in Fine Arts as much as Architecture Programs from two (associates degree) to seven years (BA or Masters) “FIDER leads the interior design profession to excellence by setting standards and accrediting academic programs”
FIDERFIDER professional standards:
Professional Associations Intangible Benefits: Professional pride; recognition; Interaction and socialization Educational opportunities Other benefits: Leadership and training Mailings; practice aids; competitions Business services; political lobbying
ASID ASID Largest – 30,000 members “satisfy the needs of the Society’s customers through professional education, knowledge sharing and expansion of the interior design practice and market” IIDA IIDA “IIDA is a professional networking and educational association committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge” Perspective magazine
The Dreaded NCIDQ ExamNCIDQ Given twice a year (April and October), and you have to register way in advance Eligibility basically a four-year degree and two years of approved work experience Sections not passed must be re-taken No time limit to pass all three ASID’s STEP workshops help study
Three sections over two days (can be taken all at once, or separately) 1: Principles of ID – 150 multiple-choice questions 2: Contract development and organization – also multiple-choice 3: Schematics and design development – interpret a program and produce a practical design solution
Licensing and Title Acts State by state Title Acts – limiting use of titles Licensing (or practice acts) – establish who can practice a profession Effects stamping drawings – needs to be a “design professional” Can limit liability – but also ability to take on projects 24 states have licensing (incl. CT and ME)
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) Required for most memberships and licensing Annual totals, based on number of hours attended Manufacturer’s reps will often offer “classes”
Questions for discussion: Is interior design a profession on its own, or is it a sub-set of architecture Will practice acts harm the profession by forcing out too many practitioners? Is Trading Spaces an example of interior decorating or interior design?Trading Spaces Does Trading Spaces help the promote interior design to the general public? Do you think a title act in Massachusetts will enhance the reputation of the profession?
Review Meyers Briggs Tests What was your profile description?profile description Was it relatively accurate? What implications might it have on what sort of position you’d be good (or bad) at? Would you want to be judged by this sort of test Would you use this test to evaluate your own employees?
Personal Goal Setting Write a personal mission statement, such as “ To believe in myself and allow myself to try, to experiment, to experience, thus to learn. To strive each day to be willing to pay the price to achieve greater happiness, confidence and spiritual growth. To do some work that benefits others and is enjoyable to me To treat others based on the principles that I hold important
Write a narrative about yourself Here is a summary of the questions in the book (p.47): What is your number one interest in design? What or who influenced your interest? What kind of skills do you have right now? Are there any special or unique skills or experiences that you could offer an employer? What specific career goals would you share with a potential employer? What could you do right now to improve your chances of eventually getting the job you most want? List three of your biggest successes List five goals that you want to accomplish in the next year List three goals you hope to accomplish by the time you’re 30 List three goals you hope to accomplish by the time you’re 50 List any “mini goals” that might help achieve these larger goals You can either write out you mission and then list your lists and sub-goals, tactics, etc. Or you could transform those lists into a two-page paragraph style paper.