Housing and Interior Design is the perfect choice for introducing students to the fascinating world of housing and interior design. With a striking design and beautiful illustrations, this teaching package helps students examine housing needs and choices, the basic principles of interior design and design presentation, and opportunities in a wide range of housing and interior design careers. In addition, the text:
Examines historical, cultural, and technological influences on housing and interiors.
Addresses architectural styles and housing types along with universal design for all people.
Introduces the elements and principles of design and their indoor and outdoor applications. Also presents the phases of the design process.
Highlights green and sustainable design and ecological issues in the Green Choices features.
Includes a wealth of chapter review materials that help students apply text concepts, including Think Critically, Community Links, Academic Connections, Technology Applications, Design Practice, and FCCLA.
1. Housing and Human Needs 2. Influences on Housing
Part 2: Making Housing Choices
3. Using Decision-Making Skills 4. Choosing a Place to Live 5. Acquiring Housing
Part 3: From the Ground Up
6. The Evolution of Exteriors 7. Understanding House Plans 8. House Construction 9. The Systems Within
Part 4: The Inside Story
10. Using the Elements of Design 11. Using Color Effectively 12. Using the Principles of Design 13. Textiles for Environments 14. Creating Interior Backgrounds 15. Furniture Styles and Construction 16. Arranging and Selecting Furniture 17. Window Treatments, Lighting, and Accessories 18. Selecting Appliances and Electronics 19. Planning and Presenting Interior Designs
Part 5: A Safe and Attractive Environment
20. The Outdoor Living Space and Environment 21. Home Safety and Security 22. Maintaining a Home 23. Trends in Housing Design and Technology
Part 6: Careers in Housing and Interiors
24. Researching Careers 25. Preparing for Career Success
Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. - Professor Emerita, taught 37 years in primary, secondary, and higher education. She developed curricula for the Arizona Department of Education and prepared training programs for Coconino County career education. Lewis also served Flagstaff's Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer.
Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D. - is Professor Emerita, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. Currently, she serves as Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, where she teaches a global issues course in international housing. Dr. Smith has taught housing and resource management at the college level, particularly for preparing students to teach courses in high school housing and interior design. Also, she has conducted research on housing for populations with special needs, residential energy efficiency, and renewable energy applications. Smith served on the board of directors as a national offi cer for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). She is past president of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the national Housing Education and Research Association. Dr. Smith has served on the States Energy Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Energy and on the Executive Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. She serves on housing boards at the local, state, and national levels.