Whether it’s planning adequately sized accessible routes, clearances, doorways, and turning circles. Installing visual, auditory, and tactile signage, and alam systems, and integrating automated systems that could aid in the access with mobility limitations.
These are just a few examples of the types of considerations interior designers have to make. And after doing all of that, we still have to produce accurate construction drawings, put together contract document, and bidding packages so the project can be sent out to be built.
Lots of people think design is all about making something look beautiful. Whereas aesthetic is really just part of the equation. Good design is about the ability to achieve safety, function, quality, and aesthetic beauty, while working in a set of programmatic and budgetary constraints.
When I think about all these things, it makes me very excited. To know that interior design is such a wholesome, integrated discipline that is the practical application of technical knowledge and creative thinking. It is also an important responsibility to have to make sure that people can live, work, and entertain in spaces that are safe, secure, comfortable, and fulfilling.
So, what is interior design? It’s to create a functional and beautiful living environment. And you can do that and achieve function and beauty by following all the basic elements and principles of design.
So, is it beautiful? There’s lots of different looks that people like, and what you like and what I like might not be the same. Or what you and your classmates like might be different, so it’s really important that you don’t judge other people’s styles, or what makes people feel at home or relaxed.
So, when we are categorizing rooms, we have what’s called an industrial look, which is just more sterile, with fun lines, and you can see that when you look at the industrial.