How does workplace design affect productivity of employees? It is true that if the office is barebones, offering only desks and computers, employers may not be able to extract the most out of their employees. That is where Ergonomics - a science that strives to bridge the gap between man and his surroundings - gained importance in the modern world. Understanding the principles of Ergonomics, many offices give special emphasis on the workplace design to attract new talent and keep the employees happy. There is a greater realization that gloomy designs, windowless cramped offices and unimaginative desk spaces add to employee frustration and affect productivity.
Now, Ergonomics is not limited to workspaces or tool designs. It is applied to every activity and task, especially at home. Ergonomically minded interior design produces living spaces that are not only easier to live in, but by virtue of this ease, facilitate happier living. With the advent of such practical thoughts related to the design of spaces where we spend our time, the role of interior designers becomes even more important than ever before. But, being an expert in choosing wall colours, textures and placing home decor items may not make someone a good interior designer. To know about the best utilization of space and create designs that will be smarter, practical and functional for their customers, an interior designer needs to go through rigorous professional training.
In India, interior designing as a career has great scopes. But, the country is suffering from lack of trained professionals in this field. While the interior designing industry in India is said to be growing at a fast rate, there is no better time than now to take a course in Interior designing. To help the aspirants in finding the right programme, we have come up with a list of 'Top 10 Promising Interior Design Colleges in India - 2017' in this issue. On the cover, we feature, Indian Institute of Art and Design, a new-age institution offering creative, studio-based education in collaboration with the prestigious Kingston University, London.