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DESIGN APPROAHES

There are many ways a Design is created. A design emerges from some of the obvious conditions such as:
Is it a nascent effort (first ever) or routine application ?Which are the technologies involved ?What is the desired nature of output ?What are the human and other resources available ?Can the design be substantially achieved through personal effort or will require input from others as well ?What is the scale of detail and how is it to be communicated to the executors of design ?Which are the presentation tools and communication methods available ?
Yet one the most important factor that affects the Quality of Design is the Technic of Design or the Design Process.

Some of the important Traditional Design approaches are detailed here: These traditional design approaches are not exclusive in themselves or comparable.

1      Holistic approach
2      Component approach
3      Redesign or Re-engineering
4      Concurrent engineering or Simultaneous design.

OtherNew Design processesare d…

SPATIAL CHARACTER OF THE WINDOWS

from Interior Components and Systems : Windows -- http://www.gautamshah.in

Windows are surface elements, but a surface that is penetrable. As a surface element it has a great presence on both exterior and interior sides. A window is fairly a complex entity against the comparatively simplistic wall. Its surface never remains static. Its shutters are shifted to different positions. The contextual conditions like climate, illumination, distance and angle of observation and the purpose of use are continuously varying and in turn reshape the windows’ perceptive form. The external changes are reflected as a reverse -a mirror image in the glazing surface, and the interiors are seen through it. A window, on a single picture frame, simultaneously reveals the changes occurring in the interiors as well as exteriors. The dynamism of the window gets enhanced further by the framing, masking and filtration of the perception.

A window is like a membrane, which may not permit one to go through it, but …

COMMITTING A CLIENT FOR JOB

from Interior Design Practice and Office Management - 1 www.gautamshah.in

Nature of relationship: Relationship between a professional and a client develops very gradually. Client and professional usually have some degree of rapport, even before a job is discussed. A professional and client both wish to delay any discussion about fees, terms and conditions.

Delays in Formalization of Relationship:

Why a Client may wish to delay.
A Client is unsure, if at all professional is needed for the problem, and wether the professional is the right person for the job.
A Client as an official (of an organization), may not have the authorization to initiate the retention process for a professional.A Client may not yet have, the permission, land ownership, funds, etc., to initiate the project.
A Client may shrewdly wish to negotiate with other professionals, or is trying to collect free ideas, and later carry on the job on own.
Why a Professional may wish to delay:

A Professional (at least well establishe…

STORAGE SYSTEMS

Storage systems constitute the largest and the most important group of amenities, that make bare spaces worthy of inhabitation. We not only store materials but also tools to work upon the materials. Stored things help us to conduct our life at a rational pace. Storage spaces occupy substantial space and often require very acute management.

Materials that we store include not only physical, static and non static things, but biologically live beings (pets) and nonphysical things like ideas, concepts, feelings, experiences and thoughts. Tools include gadgets to process various types of materials and also utilities that facilitate storage of materials.

Some of the things we store are static or less mobile and can be stored without being 'contained', while things like gases, liquids, and biological beings need to be contained. Nonphysical things are stored in terms of their impressions formed on some physical medium.

At domestic level we store,
1. edibles
2. other provisions
3. clothin…