Steven B. Webber

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OCT 17, 2019
Other Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501327070
eBook 9781501327025
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501327056

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The Book

"The book’s greatest strength is approaching the subject through the lens of design thinking. There is a need to emphasize design thinking at early foundation levels in interior design." Lee Keen, Louisiana State University, USA

Learn the basics of interior design thinking and the design process. Envision yourself in the role of professional designer as you learn about design theory, such as the phases of design, spatial well-being, color theory, history, professional practices, and design practicalities such as finishes, furnishings, lighting, environmental systems, and more. Learning how to think like a designer, and developing a process to do so, will be a valuable skill as you move forward in your studies and career.

-Provides techniques for developing awareness of conditions related to urban and rural issues, building architecture, and societal and organizational cultures
-Case Studies showing how designers address important topics like homelessness and adaptive reuse, as well as use color, furniture, materials, lighting, and environmental support systems to reflect the client's message
-Learning objectives and outcomes, definitions of key terms, review questions, chapter summaries, and exercises reinforce the learning experience

Instructor's Resources
-Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom, supplemental assignments, and lecture notes
-Test Bank includes sample questions for each chapter
-PowerPoint® presentations include images from the book and provide a framework for lecture and discussion

Within the STUDIO, students will be able to
-Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
-Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary

Table of Contents


Introduction: What is Interior Design?

Chapter 1: The Foundation of Design: Design Thinking and the Elements and Principles of Design
Chapter 2: History of Architecture and Design
Chapter 3: The Design Process
Chapter 4: Spatial Well-Being
Chapter 5: Color Theory
Chapter 6: Professional Practice of Interior Design
Chapter 7: Contextual Factors of the Built Environment
Chapter 8: Planning
Chapter 9: Finishes
Chapter 10: Furnishings: Millwork, Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
Chapter 11: Lighting
Chapter 12: Built Environment Support Systems

About The Authors

Steven Webber is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Architecture at Florida State University. He holds NCIDQ certification and is a LEED-AP and member of IDEC and EDRA. Prior to teaching, he practiced in the fields of architecture and interior design for several firms including Gensler.

Paperback + Studio
Fairchild Books
377 color illus


Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

13 decks of flashcards


Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips

12 quizzes