1.Interior Design as a profession
2. Divisions of the profession
3. Business formations
4. Location and nature of the business
5. Initial contact with the client
6. Analysis of scope of services
8. Bubble diagrams
9. Adjacency matrix
10.Letter of agreement
11.Confirmation of contract proposals
12.Methods of determining fees and compensations
13.Managing the client’s budget
14.Estimation and control of the budget
16.Using a dealer vs. buying direct
17.Billing and collecting
20.Post occupancy evaluation
21.Special requirements of non-residential work
22.Relations with trade sources
26.Marketing your firm
28.Preparing a resume
29.Selecting projects for your portfolio
31.Registration of Interior Designers
33.Professional codes of ethics
The Professional Practice stream of courses is a core subject area within the interior design program and forms a key study stream supporting design studio learning and the Interior Design School and Design‘s integrated practice research model.
The Professional Practice subject area is underpinned by the idea that professional practice and project management are tools which enable designers to turn design ideas into built outcomes.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should:
1. Prepare a letter of agreement.
2. Identify ways of billing for services and setting fees.
3. Identify the information needed to prepare a purchase order.
4. Identify how to obtain a tax number.
5. Examine the designer’s roll during programming, design development, installation, and post occupancy evaluation.
6. Identify the risks involved in interior design and the insurance that is available.
7. Identify various job opportunities within the field of interior design.
8. Write a resume.
9. Select projects for your portfolio.
10.Identify registration and licensing issues governing the practice of interior design.
11.Identify the advantages of the different types of interior design business formations.
12.Identify the names and membership requirements of various interior design organizations.
13.Participate in classroom discussions.
Strategic Management of Professional Practice: The Case of Architecture
Book Title : Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice
Author : Cindy Coleman,
Edition : 1st Edition
Publisher : McGraw-Hill