Strategic Design Planning for Transformative Interiors

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Transformative Interiors

Summer 2019

Taught By: Jonathan Smith

Section: A

CRN: 1732

Credits: 3

This Advanced Topics in Interior Design course examines how interior design can lead the way in furthering innovations across many sectors, such as the workplace, retail, and healthcare, in ways that have the potential to be transformative--socially, economically and environmentally. Through guest lectures, fieldwork and case studies, interior design students will explore various social innovations, many of which have arisen from social and economic challenges, both locally and globally, or have evolved with advances in technology. Interior design students, with their knowledge of human factors and improving human experiences, will explore their role as change agents. Additional topics include sector analysis, the integration of product-service systems, impact of new economics and shareable city initiatives, interior designs impact on policy making, and the role of storytelling in designing alternative futures.

Open to: Associate degree in Interior Design majors and Bachelors degree in Interior Design majors only; others by permission of the Interior Design program. Pre-requisite(s): None

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:50pm 10/13/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 7/8/2019 - 8/14/2019