Research Project Proposal
The Research Project Proposal will enable you to research, experiment and develop an explorative body of work that is intensive and detailed. Over the course of semester one you will produce a body of work that involves of a series of self-directed design explorations and projects. You will be asked to critically reflect upon the outcomes and your learning in order to articulate context for your research. Through weekly exploration, experimentation and critical reflection you will produce a body of work that will work alongside and interconnect with the work you produce in Research Strategies. The Research Project Proposal will allow you to develop, identify and extend your personal practice of interior design through the development of your individual proposal for a Research Major Project.
This course will support the Interior Design Research Project Proposal 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 self-directed interior design project developed out of the research undertaken in the Research Project Proposal. It will enable you to demonstrate excellence in design, through the application of design knowledge, technical knowledge, communication skills and theory in the production 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 mode to a 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, governing legal and administrative principles, designer responsibilities and ethics, and the various phases of design 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 Graduate Exhibition for the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours).
Held at the end of each year, this exhibition-event is recognised as a significant occasion for the local design community.
INDEX is attended by a cross-section of design professionals, design industry representatives, RMIT alumni, current and prospective students, as well as members of the general public.
The exhibition is a celebration of the students’ time in the program and offers a projection into the future directions of Interior Design practice.