Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is gives designers a belief in their own abilities, and confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. This book includes a variety of case studies taken from contemporary interior designers, including Jonathan Tuckey Design and Project Orange. It features a variety of diagrams and 'talking points' to get students thinking about key issues, and contains a section on ethics in interior design.
How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. The design process: The design process in action; Professional practice. Understanding the project: The client; The briefing; design analysis; Building and site research. Understanding the space: Understanding spatial relationships; A typology of technical drawing. Understanding building structures: Building construction principles; Materials for construction; Mechanical and electrical systems. Organising the space: Design development; Human dimensions and scale; Proportioning systems; Ordering systems; Inclusive design. The human interface: Materials and finishes; The decorative scheme; Acoustics; Furniture; Colour; Light. Sustainable design: Climate change; Energy-saving strategies and services; Sustainability and material use. Communicating design: Telling the story; Presentation drawings; Presentation boards; Multimedia presentations. Sources of inspiration. Index. Images sources. Acknowledgements. Working with ethics.