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.
Interior Design Professional Examination
The Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) for 2021 tests your knowledge of project assessment and sustainability, project coordination, professional business practices, codes/standards and regulations; building systems and
construction, FF&E, and contract administration.
Here is an example of some of the content topics that are part of the IDPX Knowledge Areas:
Interior designers need to communicate their ideas to their client and construction crew.
Your knowledge of construction documents is key to your success not only as a designer but also passing the NCIDQ Exam.
There is so much more to your job than making a space pretty!
The NCIDQ Exam is heavily weighted on the “paperwork” or non-design responsibilities of an interior designer. Learn the keys to success.
In interior design, programming is the process of gathering and analyzing information about a problem before trying to solve it with design.
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.
FF&E is an extensive subject. Making the initial selections is just the tip of the iceberg. Selecting FF&E also involves a lot of technical and legal issues, such as flammability and code requirements.
A giant mirror fell on diners having breakfast at a Manhattan cafe. Dressers tip and fall, killing children. Businesses face lawsuits over accessibility.
So how do interior designers protect themselves from liability?
Contract administration is a bit like juggling and an important part of every interior design project.
It’s important to keep the project in balance and constant forward motion.
Growing your knowledge of building systems and construction is key to passing the NCIDQ Exam. It helps set you apart as a professional interior designer. Even if your focus is on interior decoration, it’s likely that a good part of your work will still depend upon integration with building systems.
A project manager is like a ship’s captain, steering the entire project until it reaches its final destination.
The most crucial member of a project, a project manager coordinates the entire project, from start to finish.
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.
The science of acoustics deals with sound in the built environment. Interior designers need to understand and be able to apply these basics for the NCIDQ Exam, on all three NCIDQ Exams.