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Interior design


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Introducing the Interior Design course and career to students.

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Interior design

  1. 1. The Future of Education W By Lonnie Sik Education ConsultantInterior Design
  2. 2. Getting popular The interior design course has been gaining popularity in Malaysia in the past few years as Malaysians have more money to spend as well as being aware of the importance of a beautiful living environment that benefits our well being or branding in our business environment.
  3. 3. What is Interior Design? Interior design is a discipline that looks after designing all of the interiors of a space. This could include items like flooring, windows, doors, walls, fixtures, lighting, furniture, and other design pieces. The goal of interior design is generally to make a space that is both comfortable and look beautiful.
  4. 4. What do they do? An interior designer can take on projects that include arranging the basic layout of spaces within a building or projects that require an understanding of technical issues such as acoustics, lighting, temperature, etc. Although an interior designer may create the layout of a space, they may not build the space without having their designs being approved by an architect, therefore many interior designer also continue their studies to become architects.
  5. 5. Choosing the right materials
  6. 6. Good organisational skills Interior designers do not deal only with design factors but they need to possess good organisational skills. The Interior designer is like a project manager as he or she will work closely with architects and clients to determine the structure of a space, the needs of the occupants, and the style that best suits both. They will also work with the contractors and materials suppliers to coordinate the work and necessary supplies are delivered on time. They must be good at scheduling and comfortable reading blueprints.
  7. 7. What do Interior Designersdo? Responsible for the interior design, decoration, and functionality of a client’s space, whether the space is commercial, industrial, or residential. Interior designers work closely with architects and clients to determine the structure of a space, the needs of the occupants, and the style that best suits both.
  8. 8. Works closely with clients
  9. 9. Project Manager Interior designers have to be good with more than color, fabric, and furniture; interior designers should have a strong knowledge of the different types of materials and their functionality, possess budgeting skills, able to communicate well, and coordinate the ordering, installation, and maintenance of all objects that define a space. Interior designers need to gain a broad knowledge such as electrical capacity, safety, and construction. This broader range of required knowledge is what makes them different from interior decorators.
  10. 10. Project Manager The position is a combination of project manager and artist, and it takes a unique type of mind to handle both roles well. Interior designers have to be able to work with contractors and clients alike, planning and implementing all aesthetic and functional decisions, from faucet handles to miles of carpeting —and all this usually must be done within a fixed budget. Interior designers are hired for their expertise in a variety of styles and approaches, not merely their design concepts. There is an emphasis on planning, functional design, and effective use of space.
  11. 11. More than designing Interior designers have to be good with more than color, fabric, and furniture; interior designers must know materials, have budgeting skills, communicate well, and oversee the ordering, installation, and maintenance of all objects that define a space. They also have to know about electrical capacity, safety, and construction. Interior designers have to be able to work with contractors and clients alike, planning and implementing all aesthetic and functional decisions, from faucet handles to miles of carpeting —and all this usually must be done within a fixed budget.
  12. 12. Types of Interior Design Types of interior design include residential design, commercial design, hospitality design, healthcare design, universal design, exhibition design, spatial branding, etc. The interior designer is responsible for the interior design, decoration, and functionality of a client’s space, whether the space is commercial, industrial, or residential.
  13. 13. Administrative workincluded Therefore, they have to be able to balance their own tastes and their clients’ tastes—and be willing to put their clients’ tastes first This element of the job comes as a surprise to many new interior designers, who expect to have less of an administrative and technical role and more of a role in influencing the overall feel and appearance of a space. Those who thrive in the industry say this ability to balance the practical with the aesthetic is crucial to being a successful interior designer.
  14. 14. Model Making Class
  15. 15. Studying Interior Design Students will be able to perform services relative to Interior spaces, including design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, using specialised knowledge of Interior construction, materials and furnishings. They will understand artistic and technical requirements of a project, interpersonal communication, and management strategies.
  16. 16. Sample of ID Subjects History of Design and • Computer Aided Design Architecture Introduction to Interior • Environmental Service Design • Working and Detail Architectural Graphics Drawings Visual Research and • Tender & Contract Materials Documentation Furniture Design Residential Interior Design • Model Making Space Planning and • Colour studies Arrangement • Building Material Studies Building Construction • Temporary Structure Design • Introduction to Visual Culture
  17. 17. Career Pathways Residential interior design studios Commercial interior design studios Professional ID Consulting Firms Industrials and Corporations Architectural Firms Rendering Artist CAD specialist Model Building Wholesale Sales Retail Sales
  18. 18. Interior Design Alumni
  19. 19. Who is EduSpiral? EduSpiral Consultant Services is a full-service educational counseling & planning firm to help you find the right course & college Established in 2009, to provide higher education options for school leavers to various reputable private colleges & universities in Malaysia & Ireland that are of high quality and affordable. EduSpiral gives you free professional educational on further education from vocational, certificate, pre- university, diploma, degree and postgraduate. We talk to you to find out your interests & career goals and find the best match with one of our universities or colleges.
  20. 20. Universities Represented MALAYSIA 1. UCSI University 9. Mantissa College 2. KBU International College 10. Methodist College 3. Berjaya University College of Hospitality 11. Saito College 4. HELP University College 12. Sentral College Penang 5. HELP College of Arts & 13. SEGi College Penang Technology 6. APIIT/UCTI 14. Kolej Metro Prima 7. MAHSA University College 8. Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC)
  21. 21. Authorised representative EduSpiral is an appointed representative of the institutions as
  22. 22. KBU International College
  23. 23. Design at KBU International College
  24. 24. Saito College
  25. 25. UCSI University
  26. 26. Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLiUC)
  27. 27. Universities Represented IRELAND EduSpiral in partnership with represents the following: 1. University College Dublin 2. Griffith College Dublin 3. Dublin City University 4. Dundalk Institute of Technology 5. Dublin Institute of Technology 6. Athlone Institute of Technology 7. Waterford Institute of Technology
  28. 28. Affordable Global Recognition
  29. 29. Finding the right fit  With over 500 private colleges and universities in Malaysia, how do I know which is the best match for me? With our first-hand knowledge of colleges and access to staff at the colleges we represent, we can provide in-depth, personalized advise that no brochure or website can.  There are many factors to consider in choosing a college other than the ad in the newspaper. You have to look at the fees, financial aid, location, student culture, teaching quality, recognition, campus size, facilities, university partnerships and more.  We get to know you so that we identify several colleges that will allow you to thrive throughout your college years.
  30. 30. Invest in your educationwisely  Most of you would not buy a car without first asking your friends and relatives for their opinions. And yet, some students choose a college by following their friends.  When you consider that the cost of a private 4-year college/university education including Foundation & Degree (tuition, room, and board) ranges from RM100,000 to RM200,000, Don’t you think that obtaining a FREE consultation from a professional educationist is a financially sound idea in making one of the biggest decisions in your life?
  31. 31. A life-changing decision  There are a few decisions that we make in life that are life- changing such as choosing a life partner, religion or career. Choosing the right course will determine your future career.  If you choose a course that you feel later does not fit you, it may be too late or may cost you in terms of time and money to obtain another degree.  It is important to talk to the right people to find out which is the best course that fits you with the grades that you have obtained.  At EduSpiral, we take our job seriously and share information that is supported by statistics, research and experience.  Our extensive knowledge of the private education industry together with our experience, we would be able to advise on what may be the best pathway for you.
  32. 32. Talk with the university students
  33. 33. Helping you find the rightinfo  One of the great benefits of the Internet age is that students and parents have much more access to enormous amounts of information.  But with so much information, which information is useful? Which sources can I trust? Which information is useful for my situation? An experienced college consultant can help do the guide you through the confusion.  By focusing on the student, the counselor can pull the information that is directly relevant to the student’s situation. And because a good counselor also knows colleges well, he can select colleges that closely match the student’s needs, abilities, and ambitions.  At EduSpiral, we offer advise that is unbiased and what is best for the student.
  34. 34. Making it easy for you  We are able to offer unbiased information on the many colleges & universities if you are unable to visit their campuses.  We will share our first hand knowledge and email you pictures of the facilities, fees, forms and other important information.  We will also assist in arranging accommodation and campus tours.
  35. 35. Talk with the lecturers
  36. 36. Inside information  I have worked in the private education industry in marketing and communications therefore I have knowledge and experience about the many courses and private colleges out there.  Having conducted market research, this helps in being able to identify the right college that would fit the student. My work experience includes Monash University, UCSI, SEGi and a few other education institutions.  I have provided course counseling to students for more than 13 years therefore giving me a solid foundation to assist you through the hundreds of careers available.
  37. 37. How EduSpiral helps you When we “meet” you online, we will chat with you to find out about your high school results, interests, hobbies, favourite subjects, strengths, and career aspirations. We will then, review the student’s high school profile, all high school transcripts, projected courses, extracurricular activities, awards, hobbies, interests and outstanding talents Our counselors will discuss the factors that are most important to the student in identifying appropriate colleges and explain the options available for you. Together, we will develop priorities for university selection, including courses of study, location, size, extracurricular opportunities, and many other factors
  38. 38. EduSpiral deals directly withthe university to get info for you
  39. 39. How EduSpiral helps you Drawing from our experience, we will then recommend the universities that would best fit the student’s interests, budget and career aspirations. EduSpiral seeks to ensure that the student’s interests and achievements are carefully matched with appropriate colleges and universities Effective communication is important and EduSpiral will provide answers to ALL questions and concerns throughout the process and serve as a middle person with the university to solve any problems or questions that may arise.
  40. 40. Easy communication Technology has made communication convenient and easy without having you to go through the hassle of going through traffic jam looking for our office and parking when you can communicate with EduSpiral regularly by telephone, email, instant messaging, and online chat. EduSpiral is a your new way of getting reliable education information easily