Taking up Space: Exploring the Design Process focuses on the practice of interior design. It provides an overview of what interior designers do and why, from their earliest research through to the completed built environment. It begins by presenting the design process in diagram form, subsequent chapters breaking each component down so that one step builds upon the last. The engaging narrative introduces design methodologies and explores the different approaches designers take to solve design problems that meet the needs of the end-user.Features:-- Real-life examples throughout the entire design process stimulate student learning-- Case studies in interior design and how interior design intersects with other disciplines - architecture, urban design, industrial design and interactive design-- Examples of both 2D and 3D design layouts, including color, form and materials-- Short exercises and in-class design projects relate to concepts discussed in each chapter-- Series of design exercises to build on design projects-- Instructor's Guide provides guidelines for using the text within interior design theory and design studio courses.
Includes practical applications with additional exercises
Tiiu Poldma is based at the University of Montreal.
Contents: -- Introduction to Design Processes and Thinking -- Design Methodologies -- The Interior Design Project -- Scenarios, Design Briefs and Users -- Contextualizing Interior Design Problems -- Creative Genius in Design Problem Solving -- Expressing and Refining Ideas: From 2D to 3D to Solutions -- From Process to Reality -- Design Sensibility, Aesthetics, Sustainability and Ethics -- From Product to Research