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1 Here’s a good example of a presentation  Word outline (this help avoid wordiness)  Insert an outline into PowerPoint  Use spell Check  Insert pictures and scans  Insert Web links  Practice out loud

2 Welcome to the ProfessionProfession  Designers vs. Decorators Designers  Sales vs. services  Self-image vs. Public Image  Young profession

3 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

4 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

5 What is a profession?

6 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

7 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”

8 History of Interior Design-ing

9 Timeline

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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)

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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)

19 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

20 IBD becomes IIDA (1994) to help unify alphabet soup  Attempt to consolidate organizations  Attempt to clarify mission  ASID didn’t join up

21 Divisions of the profession  Residential  Commercial (“contract”) work  Public work  “Green” or sustainable design  Public advocacy

22 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”

23 FIDERFIDER professional standards:

24 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

25  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

26 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

27  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

28 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)

29 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”

30 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?

31 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?

32 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

33 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.


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