Interior design programs offer a variety of opportunities for students, teachers and parents to get an overview of the latest trends in design.
But what should a student, teacher or parent look for in an interior design curriculum?
Here are some of the best programs out there.1.
Interior Design for People With DisabilitiesInterior design is often considered the domain of professionals.
But a significant portion of the population in need of a personalized experience are people with disabilities.
This is where interior design programs can provide a valuable tool for educators and parents.
In the U.S., approximately 2.4 million people with special needs live in shelters, according to the American Disability Rights Network.
Programs like this can offer a unique opportunity to provide these people with a customized and accessible experience.2.
Interiors for People with Disabilities, the National Council for Disability Education and ResearchThe Interiors For People With Disability (IFPAD) program is a program run by the National Committee for the Development of Appropriate Programs to Support Individuals with Disabiliies and their Families (NCD-EPF) and the National Coalition for the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Special Needs (NCRISP).
In this program, students learn about how to design and construct home and community spaces for individuals with disabilities, such as a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining area, or an outdoor space.
The programs are designed for students aged 10 to 14, and the curriculum includes a variety a activities for teachers and teachers’ aides, such an outdoor game room, play areas and a cooking class.3.
Design for Students With DisabilityIn this curriculum, students create a design for a special education student, and learn how to create an accessible and engaging design for their students.
Students can design spaces that accommodate people with different physical and/or mental disabilities.
These design spaces can be outdoor, indoor or in a combination of both.
The students can also learn how children with disabilities can communicate and interact with people of different abilities and disabilities.4.
Home Design for Children and FamiliesThe Home Design For Children and Family (HDFCF) program, launched in 2012, provides a hands-on approach to helping students understand how the homes of their families and friends look.
Homes are designed to allow children to play, cook, and use tools safely.
Homes can also have activities and spaces for parents and children to learn about family relationships.5.
Interpersonal Design for Families and FriendsInterpersonal Design is an important part of a home design program.
It can help teachers and families understand how to interact with children with different disabilities.
The program can also teach students about how different styles and colors can be effective to express their personality and identity.6.
Design For Kids With Special NeedsThe Design For Students With Special Lives (DSSL) program offers a more hands- on approach to designing homes for children and families.
The design process includes students creating a home and helping with the construction and layout.
Students work with teachers to develop ideas and projects.
The DSSL program is aimed at children ages 5 to 14.7.
Design and Design Programs for AdultsWith an emphasis on design, design programs are focused on teaching students about the latest technologies and design trends.
Some of the most popular programs include Design for Adults, Design for Kids, Design of People with Special Lives, and Design for Homes.
These programs offer an opportunity for adults to learn how different types of home design can help their loved ones live in their own homes.8.
Intersectionality and DesignThe Intersectionology program, a collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Georgia, provides students with a hands on, cross-disciplinary approach to the intersection of design and design programs.
The curriculum focuses on designing and creating a living and working environment for people with mental disabilities and special needs.9.
Interdisciplinary Design for Disabled StudentsInterdisciplinary design programs have a wide range of possibilities for students and teachers.
Designing and creating an accessible environment for a student with a disability is an effective approach to a range of issues, such a designing a restroom, cooking area, outdoor play area or a dining table.
These designs are also useful in teaching students how to use tools, such for cooking, to communicate and explore their relationships with others.10.
Intersections of Design and Intersection DesignThe Design and Interface (DI) program at Georgia Tech has a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs that focus on designing interiors for people who have disabilities.
Students learn how designers can help create a comfortable, inclusive and safe environment.11.
Interaction Design and Intervention Interaction design can be a powerful tool for students with disabilities and other students.
It’s a collaborative approach to creating a more meaningful, effective and meaningful learning experience.12.
Intercultural DesignThe program Intercultural, a joint initiative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Association