Areas of study pertinent to interior designers based on interviews with twenty-seven interior designers practicing in Greensboro, North Carolina

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Lucy Ramsey Hoffman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Clara Ridder

Abstract: Areas of study that practicing interior designers consider important might be a logical beginning in determining the changing needs for curriculums. The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to identify the education and experience of practicing interior designers and decorators, (2) to determine the types of work engaged in by these interior designers, and (3) to identify the knowledge and skills practicing interior designers and decorators believed to be most pertinent for future interior designers. One-half of the designers had formal training in interior design, a fourth had a short course while one-fourth had no formal training. Length of experience in the field ranged from two months to forty-three years. Only five designers were affiliated with professional design organizations. The type of responsibilities and kind of work done by these interior designers varied widely.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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