BA Interior Design
Meet your Librarian – Jenny Williams
Jenny Williams is the Subject Librarian responsible for Architecture, Fashion, FCP, FMB, Textile Design and Interior Design. She studied Contemporary Crafts and Ceramics up to MA Level and Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University.
How Can I Help You?
You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!
I work all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@nualibrary) for times and dates.
Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.
Useful E-Book Collections for BA Interior Design:
Interior Design (ProQuest)
Interior Design books are held at Dewey Decimal number 769.
With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. They are broken down into more specific subject areas like this:
The below lists include sources you may find useful when studying for your units. ‘Required’ resources are essential to the unit and we strongly advise you use them. ‘Recommended’ and ‘Further’ sources are all available via the Library and are suggested to help you with your research for this unit. Don’t forget, you can find a lot more than is listed here by searching the Library online.
As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.
Useful Online Resources for BA Interior Design:
Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources, available immediately in easy to use graphs you can use in your own reports and presentations. Statista includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.
A video guide to using Statista is available on the VLE.
Box of Broadcasts
BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.
This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.
Video resources to support accessing and using BoB are available on the VLE.
CIS (The Construction Information Service)
The most comprehensive source of technical standards legislation and technical guidance for construction industry professionals.
Create your own account here: create new account
See the VLE page here for step by step details on how to create your new account: VLE
You can now log in with your new account here: https://cis.ihs.com/CIS/
NB once signed in, click your initials at the top right of the screen to navigate to “Guided tours” to help you use the site.
Digimap is a database giving access to Ordnance Survey maps and map data, Arial photographs and Lidar data*, either to download for use with application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap itself. You will need to register using your NUA email to use this service.
* Lidar data is a very accurate model of the earth’s surface; this data is captured by firing very rapid laser pulses at the ground surface.
You need to register with Digimap when you use the resource for the first time.
A short video on how to use Digimap is available on the VLE.
WGSN is an online trend-analysis and industry research service for the fashion design and retail, and interiors industries. You can also link to their separate database, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, using the menu at the top of the screen.
To use WGSN off-campus you need to log in using your NUA email address, by clicking on the button in the top right corner. You will be asked to verify your email and username on the NUA page. After this you will be directed back to WGSN logged in.
Please note: you may only access this resource for the purposes of individual, educational study. Reports, images and overall content are for information purposes only and must not be shared or distributed across social media or any external platforms. Never share your username and password with anyone else, or provide information from the resource to a third party.
A video guide to accessing and using WGSN is available on the VLE
Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.
Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:
- They are up to date.
- Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
- Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.
Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.
Selected BA Interior Design publications:
Brings together the best critical work on the analysis of all types of spaces. This journal investigates the complexities of the interior environment’s composition and its impact on the inhabitant from a trans-disciplinary perspective.
British architecture and design magazine established in 2003 by Marcus Fairs.
An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the critical understanding of the domestic sphere, its artefacts, spaces and relations, across time-frames and cultures.
FX reports on the design of offices, hotels, healthcare, education and leisure interiors, as well as fostering debate and discussion within the design industry.
Frame is devoted to interior design, architecture, product design and exhibition design.
Take a look at previously submitted NUA Research Reports for Interior Design.
Research report examples
Useful websites for Interior Designers
- British Institute of Interior Design
The UK's only professional institute for Interior Designers.
- V and A Museum
The world's leading museum of art and design.
The RIBA, its members and its practices are the collective voice of architecture.
- Design Museum London
The world’s leading design museum and European Museum of the Year 2018.
- Glasgow School of Art Archive
The Glasgow School of Art’s archives and collections are an outstanding resource for the study of art, design, architecture and art education.