Project management in interior design services
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In this study, the concept of project management is analyzed within the framework of interior design services. Project management has been defined as the managing and coordination of all human and physical resources, in order to accomplish the predetermined goals (aim of the project, time, cost, quality), during the process of the project. Initially, the application of project management to interior design services has been discussed, defining the structure and service areas of the work and services units within the profession. Moreover, the processing of the phases of the interior design services within the project life cycle is analyzed upon the interior design profession. Thus, using modern project management techniques and procedures; the planning, execution, monitoring, and control of different components of a project, such as time, communications, human resources, materials, cost, has been discussed within the project life cycle. Furthermore, research is conducted about the utilization of project management notions by the interior design firms in Turkey. The main objective of the research was analyzing the verification of use of project management notions for the interior design business by the sample firms. The findings through the research are analyzed and further studies are proposed.