Examples of Keywords Include: SODR, SOTL, Creative Scholarship, Design as Art, Design as Interior, Design as Idea, Design Practice and Process, History and Theory, Sustainability, Teaching and Pedagogy, Technology, Panel, Poster, Presentation
Rene King, Petra Probstner, Tim Cozzens, March 2016
This presentation will highlight a series of projects faculty have developed that explore various scales and levels of involvement; from a one day design charette, to semester long projects that explore various social and environmental issues.
This paper examines how parametric modeling techniques can be integrated into in the conceptual stage of the interior-design process, and offers some pedagogical suggestions for cultivating students’ proficiency in parametric design. The project is executed in four parts: inspiration through nature, parametric modeling theory, human interaction, and presentation. First, students examine mathematical analyses of naturally occurring geometric designs, which helps them understand the basic concepts of parametric theory. Rooted in their inspiration from nature, students then sketch out a basic pavilion design using a coordinated parametric formula. The students can explore this parametric design either though physical modeling or with the aid of 3D-modeling software such as Rhino/Grasshopper. Once the basic form is developed, students then gather data about how people might interact in such an indoor public space using observation research methods. The most significant outcome of this project is to demonstrate that parametric modeling is not only useful for form-generation and fabrication, but can also be a valuable tool to inform human-interactive interior design solutions. The project supports a process that builds students’ 3D-modeling skills, graphic design and presentation skills, and a broad conceptual understanding of form-generation in interior design.
Aimed at revitalizing a campus community garden, this one-year project explored physical, ecological, and socio-cultural sustainability through campus engagement and a participatory process, leveraging synergies between interior design and agriculture.
Research explores the absence of multiculturalism in design. Students of color enroll in art and design school at lower rates than their white peers. Arts education programs provide exposure to creative outlets and teach young students important life skills. Similarly, theories on design thinking show that complex skills are developed when students are asked to solving design problems. Programs geared toward low income teens of color provide a means for learning critical design skills that can be used outside the discipline and create a space within design for greater inclusion.
Mia Kile, Amanda Yamaguchi, Cecelia Brown, March 2016
This presentation unveils the outcomes from of a service learning design charrette in which interior design students develop design concepts for a renovation of a local juvenile justice center’s library. The project was a collaborative effort among the School of Library and Information Studies, a nonprofit Environmental Design Group, and interior design students
Emotional intelligence is an up and coming area research in many fields. Interior design education can benefit from enhanced understanding of interior design students in relation to emotional intelligence and how interior design may be a hot spot of high EI in comparison to other disciplines.