ID Connections

What does the future hold for interior design education?

Published by Sarah Bradbury, February 02, 2015.

After an intensive session with North America’s though leaders, including IDC representative and CIDA liaison Caroline Hughes of Toronto-based firm figure3, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has released the results of Future Vision 2014, part of their standards development project.

During the discussion, leaders from interior design and allied disciplines envisioned the future of interior design education with the objective of assessing the key trends that are influencing the field.

The central themes that emerged were:

  • Expanded professional reach
  • Human-centered design
  • Enhanced building performance
  • Urbanization
  • Globalization

Based on these results, and through continued involvement with stakeholders and the community, CIDA is developing and refining the next generation of accreditation standards. The final standards will be slated for publication in January 2016 and for implementation in spring 2017.

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