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Interior Design: Credentials and Certification as an Alternative to Legislation

Abstract There is a conflict in the profession of interior design over regulation through legislation. For some organizations and individuals, regulation via legislation is the next perceived step in the professionalization process which has been evolving for over 40 years and is needed to protect the health, safety and welfare (HSW) of the public. For other organizations and individuals, legislation is deemed unnecessary and an affront to the free trade market and serves only to create anti-competitive barriers resulting in the formation of a "design cartel" (Campo-Flores, 2011; Carpenter, 2007). Research exists on the professionalization of interior design and on the reasons stated for and against legislation (ASID, 2010, Anderson, Honey... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Pliess, Catherine Amelia (Author) / Bender, Diane (Advisor) / Crewe, Katherine (Committee member) / Kroelinger, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Architecture / Home economics / certification / interior design / legislation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 103 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.D. Design 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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