Date Approved


Date Posted


Degree Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Engineering Technology

Committee Member

Louise Jones, ArchD, Chair

Committee Member

Jian Lu, MArch, MArt

Committee Member

Kelly Welker, PhD


This research project used quantitative research method to evaluate interior designers' and interior design students' perceptions about CAD (computer aided design) in interior design. Survey method was used to collect data about demographics, perceptions regarding CAD use, difficulties with its use, and expectations of CAD in near future. Descriptive analysis was used to summarize data from self-administered questionnaires for students and interior designers.

The outcome ofthe study provided an explanation for co-relation of the use of CAD among interior designers and students of interior design. It also provided understanding of practitioners' and students' expectations regarding the use of CAD in near future.