Category Archives: Interior Design

Interior Design Program Review Earns Top Marks

The Accreditation Commission of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) has renewed the Interior Design program’s accreditation for the next six years. This will make the Interior Design Bachelor of Science degree continuously accredited since the inception of CIDA (formerly FIDER) over 40 years ago. In their analysis, the CIDA commission reported that during their on-site review of the program earlier this year, the visiting team did not identify any weaknesses. “We have many people to thank for the program’s accomplishments,” said interior design professor Denise Guerin and chair of the CIDA Accreditation review. “Most certainly our students and faculty who have given their best, and the administration who has given us significant support over the last six years.” …

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Bruce Vento Elementary Partners with the College of Design

Terry Wiley's fifth-grade students received a unique design education opportunity this year. As part of an initiative to keep creativity vibrant in children, the College of Design adopted Bruce Vento Elementary in St. Paul to bring design learning into the classroom.On May 3, students spent a day on the Minneapolis campus where they engaged in a design exercise with Abi Asojo (Interior Design) by creating a 3D room on the computer; spoke with Tex Ostvig, the coordinator for Kids on Campus, about the importance of college and their role as citizens and problem-solvers of the future; watched the Daily Planet's video episode about the Toy Product Design course and imagined themselves as toy designers of the future; and took front…

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Caren Martin Researching Supportive Environments for Autistic Children

Caren Marin, associate professor of interior design, received the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Foundation's 2012 Irene Winifred Eno Grant to pursue research dedicated to health, safety, and welfare in the field of interior design. She'll be examining supportive educational environments for young children with autism.Martin is also the director of InformeDesign, an evidence-based design tool that transforms into an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format for architects, graphic designers, housing specialists, interior designers, landscape architects, and the public.More stories about interior design:2012 Interior Design Senior ShowHannah Preble Awarded IIDA ScholarshipPanel: The State of the Interior Design Profession…

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