Mar 01, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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INDES 401 - Sustainable Interior Design in Practice

5 CR

This course explores how personal values and a sustainability approach can reshape the way design is practiced and applied. The course covers how designers can combine innovative creative thinking with critical thinking skills to produce outputs that are ethically driven and business ready. Case studies from a range of project types are examined to introduce sustainable thinking into the practice of interior design.

Prerequisite(s): INDES 301  with a C(2.0) or better.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify strategies for reframing corporate thinking around sustainable practices in interior design, based on the motivators driving business decisions.
  • Identify and compare values and vision of an organization’s communication, marketing, and management decisions to motivate and promote sustainable interior design practices.
  • Identify, compare, and demonstrate design methodologies and practices that address social, cultural, economic, and ecological causes.
  • Identify, compare, and demonstrate design management strategies and systems that promote and support sustainable interior design business practices.
  • Identify, summarize, and demonstrate how technology-based collaboration facilitates sustainable interior design practice.

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