Research Project Proposal
The Research project Proposal will enable you to identify, research and develop a coherent framework for your Research Major Project. Over the semester you will
generate a body of self directed design projects for critical reflection. The exploratory projects leads to an individual research hypothesis or question, which is then tested further through design. In the later part of the semester you are required to seek relevance and viability for your ideas through interim projects and a detailed proposal for the Major Design Project that is undertaken in the following semester.
This course will support the Interior Design Research Project Proposal course ARCH1123 through developing an extended understanding of ‘research as’, ‘about ‘and ‘for design’.
It will extend your knowledge and practice with methods including quantitative and qualitative research, project and practice based design research strategies.
Research Major Project
The Interior Design Major Project is a selfdirected interior design project developed out of the research undertaken in Interior Design Research Project Proposal. It will enable you to demonstrate excellence in design, through the application of design knowledge, technical knowledge, theory and communication skills in the creation and presentation of a Major Project.
Through continued exploration the Major Design Project should be a vehicle for your research ideas with an emphasis upon viability of the proposition and relevance of your design to your chosen context or scenario and the wider discipline of Interior Design. The final work will be presented to a panel of practitioners and publicly exhibited at INDEX the Interior Design Graduation Exhibition.
This course asks you to consider a variety of professional interior design practices and case study projects. It will allow you to develop your awareness of professional practice and help you to transition your learning from an academic to workplace context.
You will examine underlying project principles and designer responsibilities that exist across the field of interior design, including the priorities of different stakeholders, the governing legal and administrative principles, designer responsibilities and phases of a variety of different projects.
A lecture series of guest speakers aims to raise awareness of current practice and facilitate a discussion around some the central issues facing interior design. Importantly it will also ask you to consider your own future practice and professional ambitions.
INDEX is the RMIT University Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) graduate exhibition. Held at the end of each year, this exhibition and event is recognised as a significant occasion for the local design community. INDEX is attended by a cross- section of Architecture and Design professionals, Design industry representatives, RMIT University alumni, current and prospective students, as well as members of the general public. The exhibition is seen as a celebration of the student’s time in the program and offers a projection into the future directions of Interior Design theory & practice.