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  • Interior Designing
  • The Interior makes the homes look good and the Designers make it still better.What is Interior design?Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space,through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment.Not to be confused with interior decoration, interior design draws onaspects of environmental psychology, architecture, product design andfurniture design in addition to traditional decoration. An interior designeris a person who is considered a professional in the field of interior designor one who designs interiors as part of their job.Interior design is a creative practice that analyzes programmaticinformation, establishes a conceptual direction, refines the designdirection, and produces graphic communication and constructiondocuments. In some jurisdictions, interior designers must be licensed topractice.In general, the interior of something refers to the space or part inside ofit, excluding any kind of wall or boundary around its outside. It hasdifferent, more specific definitions in different contexts.Interior decoration or dcor is the art of decorating a room so that it is
  • attractive, easy to use, and functions well with the existing architecture.The goal of interior decoration is to provide a certain "feel" for the room;it encompasses applying wallpaper, painting walls and other surfaces,choosing furniture and fittings, such as light fixtures, floor plans andproviding other decorations for the area such as paintings, sculpturesand carpets.Interior decorating is done professionally by certified interior decoratorsC.I.D. It is considered a design field. An interior decorator is a veryimportant job.There is a distinct difference between interior decorating and interiordesign. Interior decorating is generally focused on the interior items of aspace, such as furniture, accessories, finishes, and layout. Interior design,on the other hand, involves manipulating the architectural integrity of theinterior space.Interior design concerns itself with more than just the visual or ambientenhancement of an interior space, it seeks to optimize and harmonize theuses to which the interior environment will be put.Many factors come into play in formulating the design solution. There isthe space itself--its dimensions and construction--with its potential andits limitations. There is how the space will be used--for work or leisure,entertainment or worship, healing or learning. There is the meaning ofthe space, what it signifies--be it power, authority, security, wisdom,achievement, playfulness or serenity. There are practical considerations,like ease of access, amount of light, acoustics, seating and places to storeor set things down. There are health and safety considerations, attentionto special needs and more.For more information, see the definition of interior design developed bythe National Council for Interior Design Qualification.
  • SpecializationInterior designers can specialize in a particular interior design discipline,such as residential and commercial design, with some developingexpertise within a niche design area such as hospitality, health care andinstitutional design. In jurisdictions where the profession is regulated bythe government, designers must meet broad qualifications and showcompetency in the entire scope of the profession, not only in a specialty.Designers may elect to obtain specialist certification offered by privateorganizations.Interior designers who also possess environmental expertise in designsolutions for sustainable construction can receive accreditation in thisarea by taking the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)examination.The specialty areas that involve interior designers are limited only by theimagination and are continually growing and changing. With the increasein the aging population, an increased focus has been placed ondeveloping solutions to improve the living environment of the elderlypopulation, which takes into account health and accessibility issues thatcan affect the design.Awareness of the ability of interior spaces to create positive changes inpeoples lives is increasing, so interior design is also becoming relevantto this type of advocacy.Design Career and Job HighlightsOne of the chief benefits of being a designer is that a very large number,almost one third, of all designers are self-employed. That is almost fivetimes the percentage of self-employed people in other fields. Also, manypeople are attracted to designing because of the high level of creativity itdemands. Generally to be a designer you need at least a bachelorsdegree and a masters degree will be advantageous. The industry is
  • showing signs of growth, but there is still very high competition for mostprojects, as there are many extremely talented and creative designers.The Design professions, Designers are innately creative people. They thenmake use of their creativity, artistry, and knowledge of practical skills toturn their creative vision into plans for our Websites, clothes,advertisements, cars, media, and surroundings. Since designers areneeded in so many industries they usually generalize, focusing on onespecialized area like interior design, cars, company logos, newspapers,clothing, theatre sets, merchandise displays, medical equipment, or manyothers.To be a good designer you have to take three things into account: 1)What your client needs and has the resources for, 2) The primary functionof the design, and 3) How it will appeal to customers. Often the first stepis solid research of the preferred design characteristics like cost, safetyissues, availability of materials, size, etc.The next step is to prepare a preliminary outline, such as a sketch,usually with the aid of a computer. You will then share your creativevision with the client or a product development team. Next comes adetailed plan of your design, including very detailed drawings orblueprints, simulations, or a to-scale model. More and more designersare using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) to increase efficiency, create abetter model, and because computers make it easier to explore newpossibilities and design permutations. Computers are becoming morepopular because they allow for greater creativity while cutting costs.Industrial designers create designs and instructions that are readable by
  • machines and that give directions to automated production tools usingCADs sister tool, CAID (Computer-Aided Industrial Design).Many designers are also involved in the business aspects of their job, notjut the creative. They often have assistants to supervise. Also, manydesigners own their own business and so they have to be involved inclient development, networking, finding and renting space, orderingmaterials, reviewing industry publications, and many other administrativeresponsibilities. Furthermore, as technology in computers andcommunication advances, designers need to continually work to stayup-to-date and competitive. This is especially true for those designersinvolved in industrial or graphic design. Computers have allowed forgreat advancements in the design industry. Advanced communicationsnetworks have increased the opportunities that were previously limited bygeography. Designers can form international firms or taskforces and canwork for clients all over the world. The Internet has increased theavailability of information, making research easier and better, anddesigners have a much larger pool of supplies. This makes the logisticsof being a self-employed designer much easier, as well.Types of DesignersThere are many types of designers who work in a wide range of industries.Some designers generalize and work in many different fields, while othersconcentrate on one specialty.Commercial/Industrial DesignThis area helps develop manufactured products, such has automobiles,airplanes, computers, kitchen appliances, medical equipment, automobileinteriors, office materials, etc. In addition to their creativity and artistry, asuccessful commercial designer has to be able to assess the needs ofuser and have a working knowledge of marketing and means ofproduction. All of these skills are necessary to create an effective,
  • appealing product. Commercial and industrial designers tend tospecialize in an area like home appliances or recreational equipment.Fashion DesignThis deals with designing apparel. Many are self-employed in the form ofclothing labels, and many work for personal clients. Others work forparticular boutiques or department stores. These fashion designers arevery creative and innovative, while others stick to established trends forhigh-demand items. However, these small, self-employed designers arein the minority. The majority of fashion designers work for big clothingmanufactures, making clothing and accessories for the mass market.Floral DesignThis is a very diverse area, with many working in large shops and othersworking for themselves in very small, specialized shops. All floraldesigners, however, are involved in arranging all types of flowers intodesigns. They make arrangements based on the customers order for alloccasions, from wedding bouquets to holiday wreaths, from tabletopgardens to large terrariums. Aside from the artistic side of floral design,designers also have to be competent in assessing the customers needs,the type of occasion, the availability and cost of flowers according toseason, materials of imitation flowers, and issues of time and delivery tomake sure the flowers look their best. Also, in sma