Areas of Expertise Module
Expert Chats Module
FF&E Module
Sample Projects & Syllabi Module
Videos and Live Events Module
Association Resources

Expert Chats

IDEC has gathered professionals across the many facets of interior design who are ready and willing to help guide students through the various elements that are typically experienced in a face-to-face internship program.

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Reading Materials

Designing with the Blind in Mind
Gensler – Nick Ross (October 30, 2018)

FXCollaborative Podium: Bathrooms for Humans
ISSUU – Catherine Joseph and Whitney Odell (March 20, 2018)

A Restroom for Everyone
Gensler – Nick Bryan (March 17, 2017)

Gender-Binary Restrooms: A Social Problem with a Design Solution?
The Architects Newspaper – Antonio Pacheco (July 6, 2016)

Going Beyond Average with Inclusive Design
Steelcase – Trends 360 (2020)

Interior Design is a Human Right, Not a Luxury
Fast Company – Julia Gamolina (June 4, 2020)


Rethinking the Binary Restroom
Gensler Research Institute (2018)


TED Talks

The Tale of Two Kitchens in One
The Universal Design Project Podcast – Sarah Pruett (May 26, 2020)What Do Mock Airline Flights & Demonstration Homes Have in Common?
The Universal Design Project Podcast – Sarah Pruett (May 6, 2020)

How Does Inaccessibility Impact your Health?
The Universal Design Project Podcast – Sarah Pruett (April 27, 2020)

Housing and Collaboration: Stories from the Field
The Universal Design Project Podcast – Sarah Pruett (April 20, 2020)

Design with the Blind in Mind
Chris Downey
Why Design Should Include Everyone
Sinead Burke
When We Design for Disability, We All Benefit
Elise Roy