Edited by Caren S. Martin— University of Minnesota
Edited by Denise A. Guerin— University of Minnesota
Foreword by Eva Maddox
The State of the Interior Design Profession provides an informed view of the interior design profession as it stands today and as the basis of purposeful, exciting discourse that will inspire you to consider your role and responsibility in developing the profession's future. Martin and Guerin have identified 12 issues integral to the future development of the interior design profession. Renowned and emerging interior design thinkers (authors), who represent complementary and conflicting viewpoints on the same issue, have written their opinions (essays) in response to each issue. Their experiences are diverse; they have contributed to practice, industry, publication, research, education, engagement, and service—and many to several of these. Their responses reflect the currency of their opinions, thoughts, and research on the issue.
Dialogues about issues currently shaping the interior design profession and influencing its future
Issues and their influence on the state of the profession
Highlights of critical junctures requiring decision-making by the profession
Illustrates a critical mass of issues for discussion and debate
•Value of Interior Design
•Body of Knowledge
• Evidence-Based Design
• Factors Influencing Practice
•Ethics and Legality
•Regulation of Practice
•Diversity in Interior Design
• Confronting Educational Challenges
• Perceived Identity
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Denise A. Guerin
, PhD, NCIDQ certified, FIDEC, FASID, IIDA, is a Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel at the University of Minnesota. She has taught interior design for over 30 years and currently focuses on entry-level studios, design research, thesis studio, and graduate-level theory course. She has been awarded ASID's Educator of Distinction, the Michael Tatum Excellence in Education from IIDA, and NCIDQ's Louis Tregue Award. Her current research focuses on post-occupancy evaluation of sustainable buildings and development of the interior design profession. Guerin co-created InformeDesign®, an evidence-based design tool for designers, and is President, Interior Design Educators Council, 2010-2012.
Caren S. Martin
, PhD, NCIDQ certified, CID-MN, FASID, IDEC, is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she practiced institutional, corporate, and healthcare interior design and project management for nearly 20 years as a certified interior designer. Martin served two terms on both Minnesota's professional licensing board and the ASID Legislative and Codes Advisory Council and serves on the Steering Committee of Minnesota's legislative coalition. Her scholarship focuses on opportunities and threats facing the interior design profession, currently focusing on evidence-based design. Martin co-created and serves as Executive Director of InformeDesign®, an evidence-based design tool for designers.