As designers, architects, and outstanding design students, we all know the major role the latest trends play in determining our projects’ ultimate success. But do we really know how or why trends start, where they come from, or even if they will remain long enough for the paint to dry? In this fast pace and highly interactive 2 hour, hands-on session Deborah will examine past, current, and future design styles and trends thru a unique, multi-faceted lens: the filter of gender neurological differences, basic human needs including emotional, psychological and physical requirements, and most importantly, the cracked, crystal clear lens of world events. With an innovative dissection process of what makes a trend savvy, a fashion forward fad fade, and a classic style remain for generations, she will explore ever-changing style options from the perspective of a client’s physical, emotional and psychological need so that design pros can interpret future design directions with a new found confidence and dollar generating results!
Ø Exam the past as you open the door to future color palettes which enables you to determine and predict the longevity of a color scheme so that your color specifications are always fresh and exactly what the client expects... and their body and brains needs!
Ø Uncover the latest evidence-based design research supporting both gender and life stage design preferences so that your work will remain ‘evergreen’ and timeless for years to come
Ø Learn how time and weather affect everything that we take for granted: social conditions, current and past economic events, development of technological advances AND design and architectural styles. And by understanding this connection, you’ll garner a much needed 360 degree picture of where styles are headed, colors are moving and quality design is always fresh and RIGHT ON TARGET!
Ø Discover which three design elements play a major role in determining why fads fade, trends vanish and classics morph into timeless elegance!
Ø Experience first-hand how color palettes are selected by the major color associations and see for yourself how you too can predict a timely response to that age old question … what’s new ?
Deborah Burnett 2009 © Copyright
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