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INTD 578 - Trends/Issues in Interior Design

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Understanding trends influencing the development of the built environment will create a view of the preparation needed to navigate these challenges in our work - live - play life. As the first course in the Evidence-based Design certificate series, you will be introduced to global market trends and ways of thinking that will shape your selection of a targeted project in your community. The course explores ideas and considerations for best meeting these trends through interactive discussion, insights from readings and case studies, illustrated white papers, and identification of a community project to locate insights and reflect on evidence shaping best practices.


INTD 376 (Interior Design II) with a C or better or DM 551 (Research Methods).

Textbooks and Materials


  • Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation (2009)
    Brown, Tim
    ISBN: 978-0061766084
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002)
    McDonough, William and Braungart, Michael
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • Gensler Design Forecast 2016*
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

*free download from the web