Technology and Need

Throughout my life I have tried not to go so far into technology. It is obvious that technology is not my thing and it has never been. But what happens when the children begin to appear and with them the world opens wide to thousands of ideas and new practices?

Once I was in a consultation for the pediatrician, I was sitting next to me, a lady about 45 years old, we were both waiting for the same doctor. Suddenly, and with a cell phone in his hand he looks at me and starts a chat with me, that I’m not very sociable.

-What this thing from Facebook tells me… with a face of not understanding too much. And the talk continues, that more than conversation was a monologue. Have not you read about the atrocities that are done through this network? He asks me, and I with a smile and shaking my head I say no. Many people with fake personalities, changed names and others are talking and engaging in conversations and even reaching children and teenagers. How exposed our children are, and for this there is no sex, no matter the girl or child.

-Already telling me this, I began to pay more attention to him and said, therefore, to all the parents that I could, I urge you to learn to use technology and accompany your children who are their friends in the networks and who know their Friendships that today are not only flesh and blood but also virtual and very dangerous.

I believe that after this comment, there has been nothing in my life that I have looked for more and with more interest than to approach the technology, which incidentally, is a continuous research but that is so easy to reach.

I remember that before, we only had to attend a library to access the information or go to the home of people who have had the purchasing power to buy them on a particular subject.

Today with a cell phone and an internet connection, we have all the information at the fingertips. When I sit down and think about it, I find the reason for those famous words… There is no better teacher than need.

The thirst to know in what things and our young people and children make that the parents investigate and we are experts in diverse subjects. It is a challenge that we must face as we have done to be parents, but at this moment is when we realize that they are a world different from ours.

Commercial Architectural Design

Typically, the world of interior design is broken down into two fields: residential and commercial design. Commercial interior designers are hired by firms to assess commercial property and recommend exactly what furniture, accessories, and overall theme will be right for the new environment. Commercial property, in itself, is a broad category and can mean anything outside the realm of a private residence like hotels and office suites. A person working in this field can work as an independent agent or through a commercial architectural design firm. Either way, most states require a license to work in this field.

Each job for a designer typically flows in the same pattern. First, there is a meeting with the client to take a look over the space and see what the client wants done with the area. The next step is to create a plan within the budgetary constraints of the project and present this plan. Revisions are then made, plans gets approved, and a timeline is established for executing the design details. Designers usually oversee the architects and contractors to make sure everyone is on the same design page.

Education Needed for a Commercial Interior Designer

Some form of postsecondary education is needed to be an interior designer. Having an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in design helps along with having several years of training in the field. Working in a home-furnishings store helping customers buy merchandise that fits a specific design element is great place to get the initial experience. Some firms offer apprenticeship programs that run several years before becoming a professional designer.

As most interior designers need to be licensed, the National Council for Interior Design also offers mentoring programs. The Interior Design Experience Program allows designers to get the proper supervised work experience that leads to accreditation and licensing.

Job Forecast for Designers

In recent reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for the interior design field will only grow by 4% a year through 2024. In a down economy, this field suffers the most due to the fact that many businesses feel interior design is a luxury expense. But do to recent movement in employee health and office sustainability, there is a growing demand for interior designers who focus on ergonomic and eco-friendly design in their proposals. Understanding the trends in any industry helps to have a fruitful long-lasting career.