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ID-092 - Merchandising for Interior Design - Lindsey McPhail

Course:Merchandising for Interior Design
Professor:Lindsey McPhail
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello! I'm Lindsey McPhail and I'll be your instructor for the ID-092 Merchandising for Interior Design course. I'm an interior designer and have worked on Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Marine design projects around the world.

Course Description

This class introduces the fundamental techniques to work within retail environments to display and present consumer products to engage and motivate customers to a sale. We'll cover all aspects of visual merchandising including: marketing and branding, retail store operations, retail design, window dressings and how to create a toolkit to be functional in the workplace. We'll look at a range of stores and other types of marketplaces that use visual merchandising to sell product. We'll also look at how technology impacts this discipline and ways to be effective in a visual merchandising career.

What to Expect in this Course

This course will have in person instruction one day a week. We'll use Canvas to support our course and to facilitate information, homework as well as any quizzes. If you are not familiar with Canvas, I'd suggest you review Canvas tutorials to ensure you're familiar with the platform before class begins. We will have a collaborative team project as well as other design assignments and quizzes. We have possibilities for guest speakers and virtual tours that will be announced if available. You should have basic computer knowledge to ensure you can utilize email and online programs to be effective in this class.

Types of Assessments

Assessments will include online exams / quizzes, written and presented assignments.

Textbook Information

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Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Last updated: 06/07/2021 Sub#: 229