ERIC Number: EJ1045837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Content Analysis of Introductory Interior Design College Textbooks: A Study Revisited
Temple, Julie A.; Potthoff, Joy K.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v105 n1 p23-32 2013
Introductory interior design texts adopted by design educators present information relevant to both historical and contemporary issues in interior design. According to one author, they provide a "survey of the field of interior design as it now exists" (Pile, 2007). A comparison of the content of contemporary texts with those of more than a decade ago (Potthoff & Woods, 1997) should reflect changes in the profession, advances in technology, and current accreditation standards; the texts also should document such important changes. Findings from the research are described and implications for design education are provided.
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Introductory Courses, Interior Design, Textbooks, Safety, Building Design, Costs, Budgets, Disabilities, Historic Sites, Energy Conservation, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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