Professional Practice for Interior Designers: Instructor's Manual

9780471210283: Professional Practice for Interior Designers: Instructor's Manual
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This First Edition of Statistics moves the curriculum in innovative ways while still looking relatively familiar. Statistics utilizes intuitive methods to introduce the fundamental idea of statistical inference. These intuitive methods are enabled through statistical software and are accessible at very early stages of a course. The text also includes the more traditional methods such as t-tests, chi-square tests, etc., but only after students have developed a strong intuitive understanding of inference through randomization methods.

The text is designed for use in a one-semester introductory statistics course. The focus throughout is on data analysis and the primary goal is to enable students to effectively collect data, analyze data, and interpret conclusions drawn from data. The text is driven by real data and real applications. Although the only prerequisite is a minimal working knowledge of algebra, students completing the course should be able to accurately interpret statistical results and to analyze straightforward data sets.

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Professional Practice for Interior Designers 2nd Edition Christine Piotrowski To succeed in professional practice, interior designers need more than good design skills. Without a complete working knowledge of effective business practices, there’s little chance for survival in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace. Now, professionals can turn to this essential sourcebook for all the information and expert guidance needed to establish and manage a productive—and profitable—interior design firm. Packed with savvy business and career advice, the new edition of Professional Practice for Interior Designers offers updated and expanded coverage of the full range of legal, financial, management, marketing, and administrative issues facing interior designers, firm principals, and managers. In clear, straightforward language, the book spells out practical, detailed guidelines on how to:

  • Develop and implement an effective business plan
  • Automate the design office for peak-efficiency
  • Avoid potential legal problems
  • Manage finances and set up accounting systems
  • Negotiate successful contracts, price products, and set fees
  • Market and promote design services
  • Make winning sales and project presentations
  • Complete projects on schedule and within budget
  • Prepare contract documents and specifications
In addition, you’ll find a wealth of valuable tips and techniques for taking the NCIDQ exam; defining career goals; choosing the right form of business to suit specific needs; working with manufacturers and suppliers; hiring, managing, and motivating employees; selecting outside consultants and advisors; and much more. Plus, scores of sample forms and documents that can be easily adapted for use by any firm are included, along with real-world examples that can save you from making critical business mistakes. This indispensable resource hands you all the tools you’ll need to create and manage a thriving interior design practice, as well as ensure your own professional success.

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The text of choice for professional interior design practice—now with companion CD-ROM

Since publication of the First Edition in 1990, Professional Practice for Interior Designers has remained the leading choice for educators for teaching interior design business practice as well as for professionals seeking to advance in their own practices. This ASID/Polsky Prize winner is recommended by the NCIDQ for exam preparation and covers the gamut of legal, financial, management, marketing, administrative, and ethical issues. You gain all the essential skills needed for planning and maintaining a thriving interior design business, presented in the clear, easy-to-follow style that is the hallmark of this text.

This Fourth Edition is completely current with the latest business practices and features a host of new practice aids:

  • Companion CD-ROM includes a trial version of professional practice software, business forms, numerous short articles, plus additional information and resources

  • New examples help you manage the latest challenges and implement the latest business practices

  • A new chapter devoted to strategic planning explains this important business concept in easy-to-understand language for students and professionals

  • Brief "what would you do" case studies in each chapter challenge you to respond to ethical issues faced by today's interior designers

From creating a business plan to launching a promotional campaign to setting up a computerized accounting system, everything you need to launch and sustain a successful interior design practice is here.

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