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The design and fabrication of site specific curtains using novel materials and manufacturing techniques teaches students how to design for specific climates, solar orientations and programmatic adjacencies. Students are encouraged to explore non-traditional materials such as ceramic, dragon skin, 3D printed paper and mylar in order to discover how these materials might be manipulated and assembled in ways that absorb or deflect light, mask or define views and enhance the interior for the end user. Through the design and fabrication of these curtains students are actively exploring environmentally conscious manufacturing techniques for fabrication and simultaneously developing solutions for a reduced reliance on energy consumptive heating and air conditioning thereby reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and reducing the amount of pollution produced to make energy.
This advanced interior design studio, The Phantasm and The Box, was designed to allow interior design and architecture students to develop design systems and processes which explore specific questions regarding the production of spatial, atmospheric and experiential effects.
This study looks at how immersive Virtual Reality (VR) can be used in Design Reviews, and focuses on a subcategory of Immersive VR: Room Scale VR. The results of the study suggest that in the domain of design, room scale VR provides a powerful medium in design representation, while enhancing the creative design process.
Dr. Hessam Ghamari, Madeleine McKenzie, Sarah Dickert, March 2017
This study will objectively identify and rank visual environment elements in hospitals that attract gaze fixation during wayfinding. This main objective of this study was to identify elements of the designed environment that attract eye fixation during wayfinding, by objectively tracking eye movements and fixation as healthy subjects navigate through a complex healthcare setting.