The ability to effectively and persuasively communicate design solutions is an essential (but often underemphasized) skill for successful interior design, and Presentation Strategies & Dialogues helps students hone that ability. By teaching aspiring designers how to use imagination, voice, gesture, presence, visual content and analytical and physical tools, the book empowers readers to bring their ideas to life in a clear and compelling manner. Working from a view of the design presentation as an exchange of ideas, the book explores in depth how to cultivate interactions with clients and respond to their feedback. This eminently practical how-to book is a valuable resource for any design student, as a reference for a design studio class or as a text for professional practice courses.
Chapter-opening anecdotes from industry professionals who relate content to the real world
Skill-building assignments ranging from short exercises to comprehensive projects
Illustrated examples, helpful margin notes, and additional resources
Authentic, polished, and contemporary ideas for presentation method via Q&A with professional designers about their presentation styles
Performance tips that help students develop the skills to lead their presentations and engage their audiences
Strategies and skills relevant to each phase of the design process and applicable to both informal and formal interior design presentations and meetings
The Language of Design
Entice, Engage, Energize, and Equate
Intention and Context of Presentation
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Christina M. Scalise
, NCIDQ Certificate No. 10331, is a professional interior designer and principal of her own firm. She is also is a part-time interior design educator and has taught interior design studios, professional practice, architectural communications, and rendering courses at Woodbury University, Seton Hill University, and the Art Institutes beginning in 1982. Her writing projects include interior design textbooks for Fairchild Books and Delmar/Cengage, and development of an online interior design program of courses offered internationally through numerous higher education institutions through Cengage. She is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and is affiliated with several professional organizations. Currently, Scalise serves on LaRoche College Interior Design Advisory Board and the NCIDQ 2011 item writing team.