Culture of Design Education, Interior Design Professional Handbook, ed. Cindy Coleman, McGraw Hill and Interiors Magazine

The emergence of Interior Architecture, its definition as a design practice, and its different culture as a design education experience is covered in this chapter in The Interior Design Professional Handbook,. From residential interior decoration to corporate and commercial interior design, interior architecture embraces the profound changes occurring in the design industry now. If designers are to learn about the habitable in a meaningful way, and thereby re-conceive ideas of privacy, shared, and public place, they must understand changing lifestyles, mobility, aging populations, shifts in family constituency, personal, local and global environmental strategies.