Universal Design is designing spaces and products so they can be used by everyone. It satisfies the needs of the disabled, able-bodied, the young and old while avoiding segregating any particular group of people.read more…
The NCIDQ Interior Design Fundamentals Examination (IDFX)
The Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) tests your knowledge of:
You’ll have three hours to complete the 125 question multiple-choice exam IDFX.
100 questions count towards your grade. 25 questions are considered pretest, or experimental questions and don’t count towards your score.
You can apply to take the IDFX once you meet CIDQ’s educational requirements, even before you complete your required work experience. Pass this exam to get started on your professional interior design career. This is an excellent opportunity to test what you covered in school while it is still fresh.
Pass the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam and add an achievement to your resume. Show that you're the type of job candidate that employers are looking for.
Follow the Qpractice Study Plan to thoroughly review the seven (7) NCIDQ content areas. This will not only help you pass the test, but also build proficiency in key skills you'll use on the job.
Here are some examples of the types of topics covered per content area on the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam:
The key to understanding lighting for each section of the NCIDQ Exam — IDFX, IDPX, or Practicum — is to know the different lighting systems. Know why one type of lighting may be better than another for a specific purpose, one environment or for certain people using a space.read more…
Did you know that orange light may help you concentrate? Or that bright light can make you crave spicier hot wings?
Lighting design isn’t just about aesthetics anymore; it’s affecting us in ways we may not have even realized…read more…
We’ve all heard of green design as another term for sustainable design. Sustainable design seeks to meet the design requirements of a project while minimizing the environmental impact, while improving human health and well being. Sustainability is a component of both the IDFX and IDPX Exams.read more…
In interior design, programming is like detective work. It’s the process of gathering and analyzing information about a problem before trying to solve it with design.read more…