Glossary for Interior Design purpose:
Building code – Rules which must be applied by every interior designer. They refer to protect health, safety and welfare of people who inhabit the spaces and building.
Cognitive theory – This is theory describing self-development. It reduces talents and inborn traits to convenient start in life. The true talent and intelligence develops with maturity, hard work and positive environment. It is a rule ‘every day is a day at school’
Colour schemes – Certain colours and combinations of colours have specific influence on our mind. Such traits are visible in modern society, advertisements or even games and films. Such combinations have certain behavioural effect on people.
Critical distance – is a concept describing our perception and ability of critical thinking. Without ability to ‘distance’ yourself from certain situations we are unable to approach them subjectively. It is therefore crucial to ignore our personal opinions and employ logic from the different perspective. ‘opinions are not admissible’ as they are influenced with our feelings. It also has specific meaning in the sound engineering.
Environmental psychology – area of psychology focusing on the interactions and influence of the environment on the individual.
Holistic approach – Approach carried through the tradition or style which try to mimic such approach.
Meta theory – it is theory which regards the other theory as the central idea of contemplation.
Pragmatic – Useful in practice, practical. As an adjective is a way to sensible solve the problem for the existing condition.
Semiotics – branch of science considering meaning behind symbols and creations. Interior designer should stress the importance of it because it allows to understand the relationship between signs as they are and people who would interpret them.
Sustainability – The feature of object to be productive, useful, relevant for a longer period.
Synectics – Methodology of solving the problems – a theory which aims to measure and analyse the creative process while its going on to identify one driving power behind all creative processes.