Joy H. Dohr
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Interior Design
7.8 x 9 inches, hardcover, 320 pages
ISBN: 9780470569016
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00

From the Publisher. Design Thinking for Interiors is about designers and clients journeys of living design.

Dohr and Portillo take a holistic view for designing architectural interiors and address complex issues that design entails in the collaborative reality of work. They do this through sharing four types of narratives that capture memorable experiences of designers, clients and users which they then analyze and tie to other literature and theory of the field. A rich interplay of concrete and global thinking emerges.

They present their version of narrative inquiry and how it offers strength for studying design experience. A story heightens sense of identity, emotionality and problem solving.

Through the relational structure, new understanding of strategies and relevancy of design and interiors are presented as impact markers. Chapter examples include engagement, civility, empathy and innovation.

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