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Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Sixth Edition

Author/EditorPiotrowski, Christine M. (Author)
ISBN: 9781119554516
Pub Date14/05/2020
BindingHardback
Pages752
Edition6th Ed
Dimensions (mm)283(h) * 217(w) * 32(d)
£80.95
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The leading guide to the business practice of the interior design profession, updated to reflect the latest trends
For nearly thirty years, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has been a must-have resource for aspiring designers and practicing professionals. This revised and updated Sixth Edition continues to offer authoritative guidance related to the business of the interior design profession from the basics to the latest topics and tools essential for planning, building, and maintaining a successful commercial or residential interior design business.
Filled with business tips and best practices, illustrative scenarios, and other pedagogical tools, this revised edition contains new chapters on interior design in the global environment, building client relationships, and online marketing communications. The author also includes updated information on web and social media marketing, branding, and prospecting for global projects. Recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation, this Sixth Edition is an invaluable resource for early career designers or those studying to enter the profession. This important book:



Contains three new chapters that focus on client relationships, marketing communications, and interior design in the global marketplace.

Includes new or updated sections that reflect the recent trends related to social media, branding, sustainable design practice and more

Offers invaluable pedagogical tools in every chapter, including chapter objectives and material relevant for the NCIDQ

Instructors have access to an Instructor's Manual through the book's companion website

The leading guide to the business practice of the interior design profession, updated to reflect the latest trends
For nearly thirty years, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has been a must-have resource for aspiring designers and practicing professionals. This revised and updated Sixth Edition continues to offer authoritative guidance related to the business of the interior design profession from the basics to the latest topics and tools essential for planning, building, and maintaining a successful commercial or residential interior design business.
Filled with business tips and best practices, illustrative scenarios, and other pedagogical tools, this revised edition contains new chapters on interior design in the global environment, building client relationships, and online marketing communications. The author also includes updated information on web and social media marketing, branding, and prospecting for global projects. Recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation, this Sixth Edition is an invaluable resource for early career designers or those studying to enter the profession. This important book:



Contains three new chapters that focus on client relationships, marketing communications, and interior design in the global marketplace.

Includes new or updated sections that reflect the recent trends related to social media, branding, sustainable design practice and more

Offers invaluable pedagogical tools in every chapter, including chapter objectives and material relevant for the NCIDQ

Instructors have access to an Instructor's Manual through the book's companion website

CHRISTINE M. PIOTROWSKI, FASID, IIDA, provides consulting services to interior designers on business practices. She is a former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University and has over thirty-five years of commercial and residential design experience. She is a two-time winner of the ASID/Polsky Prize. She is the author of Becoming an Interior Designer; Designing Commercial Interiors; Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers; and Professional Practice for Interior Designers, all from Wiley.

Preface xv Acknowledgments xvii Part 1 The Profession 1 1. Interior Design as a Profession 3 Why Study Professional Practice? 4 What is a Profession? 5 Defining the Profession 6 Professional and Social Responsibility 7 Historical Overview 8 Interior Design Value 10 The Business of Interior Design 13 2. Professional Advancement 19 Educational Preparation 20 Internships 22 Lifelong Learning 23 Professional Certification 24 Licensing and Registration 26 Professional Associations 28 3. Going Global 37 Global Design Work 38 Professional Practice in a Global Market 39 Cultural Sensitivity 43 International Etiquette 45 Part 2 Career Paths 49 4. Where Do Designers Work? 51 How Do Designers Work? 52 Types of Work Environments 53 Collaboration 57 Expectations 58 Your First Job 59 On-the-Job Strategies 62 Making a Career Change 62 5. Professional Options 67 A Personal Mission Statement 68 Personal and Professional Goals 69 Career Decisions 73 Design Career Specialties 74 6. The Job Search 85 The Search is On 86 Resumes 90 The Cover Letter 96 Portfolios 99 How Employers Review Resumes and Cover Letters 102 The Job Interview 103 Typical Interview Questions 107 Illegal Questions 109 Follow-Up 110 Part 3 Professional Responsibility 115 7. Ethics and Professional Conduct 117 Ethical Standards 118 Ethics in the Business Environment 119 Professional Conduct 122 8. Legal Responsibilities 129 The Legal Environment of Interior Design Practice 130 Criminal Versus Tort Law 133 Negligence 134 Intentional Torts 136 Intellectual Property-Copyright 138 Code Compliance 143 Part 4 Defining the Project 147 9. Project Compensation and Design Fees 149 Calculating the Billing Rate 150 Which Compensation Method? 152 Estimating Design Fees 153 Indirect Job Costs 156 Methods for Setting Design Fees 157 10. Preparing Design Contracts 169 Definition and Basic Elements of a Contract 170 Letter of Agreement or Contract? 175 Proposals Versus Contracts 176 Contract Form and the Statute of Frauds 177 Developing the Design Contract 179 Content Formalities 182 Interior Design Contracts: Content and Form 183 Performance and Breach 199 Termination by Agreement 202 Avoiding Contract Disputes 202 11. Trade Sources 207 Internet Sourcing 208 Manufacturers 208 Sales Representatives 209 Marts, Showrooms, and Market Centers 210 Local Showrooms 212 Retail Specialty Stores 212 Manufacturer's Dealers 212 Trades and Crafts Resources 213 Construction Contractors 214 Selecting Trade Sources 215 12. Product Pricing 221 Pricing 222 Pricing Terms 222 Discounts 224 Selling Prices 228 Deposits, Down Payments, and Retainers 231 Freight and FOB 233 Delivery and Installation Charges 234 Sales and Use Taxes 235 13. The Selling of Goods: The Uniform Commercial Code and Warranties 241 Historic Overview of the UCC 242 UCC Definitions 243 The Buyer's Rights and Obligations 244 The Seller's Rights and Obligations 245 Statute of Frauds 248 The Sales Contract 249 Electronic Agreements and Signatures 255 Sales on Approval 257 Title 258 Risk 258 Warranties and Product Liability 259 Part 5 Project Delivery 269 14. Building Client Relationships 271 Understanding Your Client 272 Buyer Demographics 274 The Buyer Decision-Making Process 276 Creating Customer Loyalty 277 Managing Customer Expectations 278 Bringing Value to Clients Through Design 279 Negotiating 280 Confidentiality 282 Good Impressions 283 15. The Project Management Process 291 What is Project Management? 292 The Role of the Designer/specifier 295 Phases of an

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