Taking up Space: Exploring the Design Process focuses on the practice of interior design, providing an overview of what designers do and why, from their earliest research to the completed built environment. The book presents the design process in diagram form and it breaks down each component 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.
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
Introduction to Design Processes
Design Processes for Interior Designer
The Interior Design Project
Scenarios, Design Briefs, and Users
Contextualizing Interior Design Problems
Creative Genius in Design Problem Solving
Expressing and Refining Ideas from 2-D to 3-D to Solutions
From Process to Reality
Design Sensibility, Aesthetics, Sustainability, and Ethics
From Process to Product to Research
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, PhD, ARIDNB, DRS, IDC, IDEC, is an academic and award-winning researcher and currently the Vice Dean of Graduate Research in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal. She also coordinates the interior design program at the School of Industrial Design. Her expertise includes creating spaces in flexible and temporal environments using light, color and design elements through changing human user experiences of interior space. Born in Montreal, Poldma has practiced as an interior designer for over 30 years with projects in North America and Australia. Design awards include finalist with Raymond Girard for ToqueÉ at the Concours Commerce Design Montreal in 1997, and Honorable mention for the Laurentian Bank competition in collaboration with Julia Bourke architecture in 2003. Her extensive expertise as a reviewer and invited editor at several research journals and publications includes Regional Editor for the Journal of Design Research and reviewer for the International Journal of Design, Journal of Research Practice, Interscience and Learning Landscapes.