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INTD 2085 - Window Covering Design

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course is intended for students to develop in-depth knowledge of window covering design. Topics include identifying an appropriate selection based on function and aesthetics of the space, gaining a full understanding of the fabrication process, and installation.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): an Interior Design degree or instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. What is custom window design
  2. Hard treatment vs. soft treatment
  3. Identifying style and function for a space
  4. Window covering benefits in a space
  5. Choosing your professional team (vendors, workroom and installer)
  6. Qualifying the client - initial consultation
  7. Getting accurate measurements
  8. Gathering information on the clients needs, styles, and functionality of the space
  9. Discussing “their investment”
  10. Getting quality photos
  11. Getting a bid from workroom/installer
  12. Selecting appropriate product and materials that will fabricate well together to ensure end result/ discussing with your workroom
  13. Creating design renderings
  14. 2nd appointment - making final selection of fabrics, hardware, embellishments
  15. Presenting design renderings
  16. Pricing and presenting a quote
  17. Creating a binding contract
  18. Collect down payment as commitment to move forward
  19. Confirm availability of products from vendors
  20. Final measurements from installer
  21. Approve dye lot samples
  22. Timeline communication from workroom to the client
  23. Frequent updates to customer
  24. Communicating any issues and/or delays in project
  25. Visually approve completed project
  26. Schedule installation
  27. Attending installation, ensuring excellent results and complete customer satisfaction
  28. Taking photos of finished project for your portfolio
  29. Collect remaining balance in full

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify appropriate window covering design based on needs, function and style of the space.
  2. accurately measure with a good understanding of proportion and size, relative to the window and the space.
  3. identify unique challenges to meet the client’s needs and solutions.
  4. work within client’s budget based on needs, wants, and selection of materials used to complete the project.
  5. communicate effectively with subcontractors (vendors, workroom and installer) to achieve positive end results in a timely fashion.

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