This timely book provides a synthesis of research, theory, and practical application to explore and examine the concept of privacy as both a universal human need and a function of interior design responsibility. While intended for intermediate and advanced design students, Designing for Privacy and Related Needs is useful for a variety of theory and applications courses and presents information about techlogy in a straightforward manner. Privacy needs and solutions are examined for residential, healthcare, hospitality, and work environments. Age-specific privacy needs are also covered. Students learn that privacy is t a luxury experience but a basic and restorative human need that reduces stress, enhances self-identity and creativity, and enables people to better manage both personal activities and social interactions.
Julie Stewart-Pollack teaches interior design and related courses at Rocky Mountain College of Art Design and is also a Chairwoman for the school's Department of Interior Design. She previously taught professional design at the Interior Design Institute of Denver and served as the school's Director of Education. She received her B.I.D. from the Interior Design Institute of Denver in 1991 and her M.A. in Environmental Psychology from Vermont College in 1999. She was awarded the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Interior Design Education in 1999. She is currently a member of ASID, the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and the Colorado Coalition for Interior Design (CCID). She authored several articles in publications such as Interiors Sources Magazine and Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. Rosemary M. Menconi teaches office design and interior business design at Rocky Mountain College of Art Design. She previously taught Interior Design at the Interior Design Institute of Denver. She received her B.A. in English from Trinity University in 1968, her B.I.D. from the Interior Design Institute of Denver in 1982, and her M.A. in Environmental Psychology from Norwich University in 2000. She received a Presidential Citation from the American Society of Interior Designers in 1995.