Programming and Research: Skills and Techniques for Interior Designers gives its readers a step-by-step approach to mastering the process of documenting client and user requirements for any design project. Replete with examples and analyses of student and professional work, this book guides its readers through the creation of their own program documents. Both the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation consider programming a required core of knowledge. Programming and Research focuses on how the study of programming for interior designers prepares students for and advances them into the professional realm.
More than 100 images, including student work, help illustrate and explain the programming process
Appendices include actual programming documents used by successful interior design firms, a residential questionnaire, and a list of helpful resources
Key terms are highlighted in the text and defined in a comprehensive glossary
What Is Programming?
The Process of Design
Defining a Topic and Structuring Your Program Document
Historical, Observational, and Interactive Research
Building and Site Analysis
Generating the Program
Written and Visual Analysis
Challenging Your Thinking
Instructors and Students:
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, PhD, NCIDQ Certificate No. 8816, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, is currently a Professor and Program Director for the Interior Design Program at Mount Ida College where she joined the faculty in 1991. Research interests include distance and non-traditional learning styles and its applications within art and design; programming and the research process within the interior design profession. Prior to university teaching, Botti-Salitsky worked at The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has maintained her own practice A.D.I. Interiors since 1991. She is committed to professional recognition of the interior design profession at both the regional and national level and serves on the board of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition (MIDC).