Computer usage in interior design: professional applications and pedagogical implications

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Title: Computer usage in interior design: professional applications and pedagogical implications
Author: Curry, Zane Douglas
Abstract: This study surveyed professional members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID ) and Institute of Business Designers (IBD ) , ascertained computer competencies desired for entry -level employment by interior design graduates , and determined demographic characteristics such as type of practice , computer use , size of firm , etc . This study also compared competencies desired by professional interior designers with the computer competencies re (3uired by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER ) first professional level degree accredited programs , and surveyed FIDER -accredited programs and determined how interior design students were being instructed in computer applications . Questionnaires were mailed to 640 ASID and 160 IBD randomly selected professional members . The instrument contained (questions concerning size of firm , type of practice , educational background , computer applications , and attitudes toward the use of the computer in the future of the interior design industry . A separate questionnaire containing cjuestions concerning pedagogical methods , media , and requirements was mailed to representatives of the 73 first professional level degree programs accredited by FIDER .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14162
Date: 1992-12

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Computer usage in interior design: professional applications and pedagogical implications. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /14162 .

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