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Informing Design

Informing Design

Focuses on research as it pertains to the interior design discipline. This book defines the term research, discusses the research process, defines interior design programming and explains the difference between research and programming. It includes a chapter on sustainability use... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781563675638
Published 1 September 2010 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickinson, Joan I.
By Marsden, John P.
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ISBN-13 9781563675638
ISBN-10 1563675633
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Fairchild Books
Publication Date 1 September 2010
International Publication Date 1 July 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Dickinson, Joan I.
By Marsden, John P.
Category Interior Design
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 505g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Interior architecture, Interior decoration
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 729
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Informing Design will focus on research as it pertains to the interior design discipline. Dickinson and Marsden suggest a pedagogy in which design-decision making is informed by more than speculative hunches, preferences and intuition. The book consists of a collection of contributed chapters with leaders in both design practice and education sharing their expert knowledge with a building type in the specialty areas. Through exposure to actual interior design research studies, theories and trends that are geared to the specialty areas of design, students will be able to assess the credibility and quality of the information; distinguish between information that is based on empirical research, best practices, or opinion; and, apply the findings of others. As design educators, the authors hope to provide students with the background necessary so they may become more fluent and comfortable with informed design. This title defines the term research, discusses the research process, defines interior design programming and explains the difference between research and programming. It discusses data collection methods and research terminology to provide design students with background information necessary to read published investigations and use findings to inform design. It includes a chapter on sustainability used as an overall philosophy for approaching design. It features chapters that address building types within the design specialty areas of corporate, retail, learning environments, hospitality, and healthcare. Its Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom.

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Author's Bio

Joan I. Dickinson is based at Radford College, US. John P. Marsden is based at Mount Mercy College, US.

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