Interior Design Studio 10 - Future - 2018

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Project (50%) , Assignment 2 - Design Project (50%)

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2018 Fees
Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

This unit was previously known as Interior Architecture Extreme, Complex and Bizarre Studio.

Continuing the theme of 'enclosure', this unit aims to stretch and synthesise the students' understanding and application of design methodology towards speculating on and imagining new visions for the future by focusing on extreme, complex and bizarre environments, for example, prisons, space travel or the underground bunker. Philosophical and theoretical readings are explored as other ways of thinking and seeing the world. Similarly, possibilities for geographic, built and spatial typologies and material realities are investigated.

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At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. analyse relevant theory in relation to current realities and possible future environments
  2. synthesise theoretical propositions to create an original spatial idea
  3. synthesise ideas, and drawing and making skills, to speculate on experimental spatial enclosures that re-vision the environment
  4. reflect upon, edit and evaluate the development of own and others' work.
  • Assignment 1 — Project (50%)
  • Assignment 2 — Design Project (50%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1A Culture of Consumption and Extreme Users
2In the Field: Sensory, Visual and Spatial Ethnography
3Analysing Interiors: Understanding the User Experience
4Search for Meaning: Themes, Patterns and Insight
5From Insight to Ideation
6Ideate & Brainstorm
7Conditions, Collisions and Connections
8Prototype and Feedback: Tactile, Tangible & Physical
9Prototype and Feedback: Macro_Narrative, Assembly & Sequence
10Prototype and Feedback: Micro_Body-interior relationships
11Communicating Your Design
12Critical Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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