The Challenge of Interior Design: Professional Value and Opportunities [NOOK Book]

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A groundbreaking work—at an affordable price!

* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends
* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them

Where is the business of interior design now? Where is it going? The Challenge of Interior Design shows designers how to see the big picture—how to understand...
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The Challenge of Interior Design: Professional Value and Opportunities

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Overview


A groundbreaking work—at an affordable price!

* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends
* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them

Where is the business of interior design now? Where is it going? The Challenge of Interior Design shows designers how to see the big picture—how to understand the trends and movements in current design, then use them to work more effectively. Learn how to create spaces that reflect the times. Discover how to spot a trend, recognize a pattern, work as a team member, and understand what clients really want. This inspiring work, will guide designers to develop their skills and create new spaces to live, work, heal, learn, and grow.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581157857
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mary V. Knackstedt, ASID, IFDA, is founder and president of Knackstedt, Inc., and a designer with more than thirty years’ experience. A renowned business consultant, she has helped thousands of design firms improve their business performance. She lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Today's Design World is Different     1
Changing Business Models, Expanding Purpose and Meaning
The Future is the Past
People Power
A Passion for Design     8
The Design Spirit
Designer as Coach/Trainer
The Challenge
What About the Cash?
Keep Your Eyes on Reality
Your Enthusiasm Index
Business Theories and Their Effect on the Workplace     15
Traditional System
Searching for an Answer
Value of People
Today's Business and the Market for Interior Design
Industry     23
An Industry in Chaos
An Industry Report Card
Distribution Problems
Educating the Consumer
What Business Are We In?
Markets and Conferences
Trends and the Market     39
Spotting a Trend
Trends in the Twenty-first Century
Recognizing a Pattern
Not the Trend, the Reaction
The Library and Beyond
Today's Clients     56
Demographics
Marketing to Generations X and Y
Changed Incomes
The Way We Live
What Do Clients Want?
Forging the Link
User-Friendly Design Studios
Areas of Influence
Design Firms     71
Patterns of Success
The Information Gap
The Way We Work
Style of Our Firms
Mystique Versus Value
Interior Design is an Art and a Science
Finance
A Mission for the Interior Design Field     87
Innovation
Taking Responsibility for Healthy Environments
Design Affects Behavior
Responsibility to Keep Learning
Designers as Agents ofChange
Mission Statements
System of Thinking     107
Change
Redesign from the Roots Up
Values
Ethics
Responsibility
Judgment
Vision and Purpose
Power
Image
It's Hard to Change Your System of Thinking
Learning Programs     137
Keep On Learning
Redesigning Design Education
Communicate     152
Persuasive Power of Design
Problem-Solving
The Designer-Client Relationship
Speaking
Industry-Wide Communications Efforts
Listening
Communication Tools
The Design Team     166
Defining the Team
Leadership
Consultants on Call
What Makes a Good Team Member?
Handling Organizational Conflicts
Directions     182
Partners in Industry
Future Work Styles
Specialization and Specialties in Interior Design     191
Design Your Career     232
Love What You Do
Reinvention
Redesigning Your Business
History of the Firm
Coaching
Strategy
Action Items
The Design Spirit     246
Postscript     248
Book List     249
Designers' Business Forum     253
Index     255
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