Please note that exam/inspection copies and instructor resources are only available to instructors and faculty staff at recognized institutions.
What's in the book
This textbook/workbook prepares interior design students for understanding how to change their professional practice from a project-based activity to a knowledge-based activity. Robinson and Parman address the different forms of quantitative and qualitative information, the different sources of materials (especially in the age of the Internet), and how to differentiate these sources and types of information. Instructors will find the text a vital research aid for the student to develop analytical skills and help them transform these scientific models into unique and innovative processes for their design projects.
Student resources featuring sample projects and documents and additional resources can be found at
Table of Contents
Planning Your Research
Systems of Inquiry
Identifying Information Sources
Site Selection and Analysis
Design as a Circular Process
About The Authors
Lily B. Robinson is based at the Design Institute of California-San Diego.
Alexandra T. Parman is based at the Art Institute of California-San Diego.
- Fairchild Books
- 180 color illustrations, 40 B&W illustrations