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Spatial Design: Websites

Spatial design offers an ever-changing industry of new trends, ideas, projects and clients.

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Google Scholar is the academic part of Google. You can search just like on normal Google, but you'll find academic information to use in your assignments.

Plus: You can search Wintec Library's databases of journal articles through Google Scholar!

Evaluating Websites

Need help evaluating websites?

Search engines like Google can be a great way of quickly finding lots of information relevant to your study.  However, you have to be careful which websites you use. 


Here is a list of online resources you may find useful for your studies.

Websites & Blogs

The Designers Institute The Designers Institute of New Zealand exists to serve New Zealand’s design community and represent its interests to the wider world. Formed in 1991, we grew from the merger of the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers (formed 1960), and the New Zealand Association of Interior Designers (formed 1968). 

NZID - NZ interior designer aims to help you find the ideal interior design partner to work with you in creating the home of your dreams.

Roomie ROOMIE is headed by designer Tina Stephen. With ten years experience in the design industry and a rich background of residential and commercial projects, Tina is passionate about creating unique, beautiful spaces, with a clear eye on budget, and two feet firmly on the ground.

Interior Design TV shows

The Block - The Block NZ is a New Zealand reality show based on the popular Australian reality television series The Block. The first season premiered on Three on 4 July 2012. The show is hosted by former Black Cap Mark Richardson and Shelley Ferguson, while Peter Wolfkamp serves as site foreman.

Social Media

Houzz App - We are a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.

Coloursnap Paint brand and household name Sherman-Williams has solved your desire to splash the palette of your favorite landscape—or textile, or work of art, or any other source of inspiration—onto your interior. The app can analyze the colors of any photo on your smartphone and let you know which shade of Sherman-Williams paint it matches. Peruse the contents of its 1,500-shade inventory and apply it to virtual sample rooms.

Zillow - the searchable online database that has an estimate for (almost) every real estate address in America, now offers the same service for home improvement and design. The Zillow Digs app gives estimates on the array of interior projects in its database, then directs you to retailers to help source your products. Overall, it allows you to choose the project that matches your price point. The app also provides advice from real interior designers, and a social media platform that allows you to share, like, and follow other users.

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