Dates: July 22-27, 2019
Locations: Qpractice online
I keep a written checklist of things that need to get done every time I take a trip somewhere. That checklist includes my standard packing list, as well as a group of tasks I need to complete before I lock up the house and go on vacation or on a business trip.
Checklists keep me sane when I’m going through my daily life, and they keep me on track and help me avoid forgetting things.
In interior design, you need a slightly different kind of checklist.
When you’re designing any space, it’s critical that you keep a mental checklist of things to consider before you begin designing.
Since designed spaces must support the individual lifestyle and functional needs of our clients, you need to consider things like:
- How people will use the space, based on circumstance and culture.
- The interactions people will have with specific objects and tasks, such as kitchen appliances or office workstations.
- How people will claim “ownership” of the space.
- What’s happening outside of the immediate confines of the project, including societal beliefs, political and economic conditions, cultural symbolism, and psychological factors.
- How to make sure a large spectrum of people (including young, old, and disabled people) can use a space.
No matter which exam you are taking, be sure to study the NCIDQ Building Codes.
If you're not a member yet, you can check out these two blog posts to find out more about the things you need to consider when designing (and what you need to know about these considerations to pass the your exams)