Phoebe Whitman, Research Major Project [×]
In the final year of their studies, students undertake a yearlong self-directed design project. Over the duration of the year, students develop a comprehensive body of intensive exploratory work. Through this process, students learn deeply about their motivations and develop their individual interests in the practice of interior design. They are encouraged to apply their thinking concerning contemporary issues and to question and challenge conventions of interior design in order to produce innovative and unique outcomes.
At the endpoint, of their Research Major Project students present their body of work to a panel of academics and industry practitioners. They discuss the development of their concepts and demonstrate the resolve of their design through relevant technologies and approaches while addressing the impact and potentiality of their design project.
This undertaking is an intensive and rigorous activity, that involves creative risk-taking, exploration of in-depth ideas and the development of a personal vision for practising interior design. The exhibition-event INDEX is an opportunity to share the outcomes of their commitment and celebrate the exciting potential of their interior design practice.
This exhibition-event is the end of a year-long journey through curiosity, research and experimentation, in order to find an individual motivation and way of working as an interior designer. INDEX is the spatial index of this experience – an assemblage of ideas, approaches, projects, activities, conversations, and a wonderful celebration of interior design practice.
Congratulations to all the graduating students of 2020!
Phoebe Whitman, Final Year Coordinator
Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)