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Systems Thinking for Permanent Supportive Housing
Kansas State University: Savannah Hinck, Alexis Coleman, Ashley Manzo; Faculty Advisor: Migette Kaup
Narrative: Homelessness has been a protracted social problem in the United States, and the reasons for the lack of success in solving this complex social problem are many. Structural solutions to deter homelessness include permanent supportive housing (PSH). These environments serve as a setting to offer intervention for homelessness and provide solutions to adults struggling to find shelter. Our team’s video proposes ways to use the design of the built environment as a means for meeting the needs of the homeless when they become residents of PSH. Through systems thinking, interior designers are capable of establishing a shared complexity towards a common goal of rehabilitation for residents of PSH. Designing environments that involve the community are possible in systems thinking through interconnectedness, synthesis, emergence, and systems mapping.
Systematic Thinking within the Context of Community Based Design
Kansas State University: Nhat-Quynh Pham, Margaret Ahearn, Ciara Hovis; Faculty Advisor: Migette Kaup
Narrative: Our video focuses on the importance of designing with a systematic mindset when designing for community spaces. We focused on how communities themselves are all unique systems. A designer must look at and be familiar with that system or the design will not be successful. By accounting for the unique qualities of a community’s system, a designer can aid in boosting community relations, encouraging infrastructure reform, and taking closer looks at the needs of community members.
Systems Thinking and Indoor Air Quality?
Texas Tech University: Zaria Sumling; Jasmine Smith; Addison Slaton, Audra Hoefelmeyer; Faculty Advisor: Michelle Pearson
Narrative: “As designers, we have a responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment for our clients. Even though this is a big part of our job, we cannot accomplish this alone, because the problem is so complex. Systems thinking is a problem-solving strategy that explores how the unification of bodies of knowledge can work to improve human condition and help understand complex issues. It acknowledges that there are multiple interrelated and interdependent elements at work that create a larger whole. With the help of the Well Building Standards, air quality engineering, and the field of product design designers can design these healthy spaces that provide the best indoor air quality possible.”
Systems Thinking through Retail Therapy
Texas Tech University: Sarah Duffin, Merrik Beard, Shaofang Xu, Jessie Judd; Faculty Advisor: Michelle Pearson
Narrative: Everywhere you go, whether you realize it or not, you are impacted by the interior environment, but especially in a retail environment. Today we are going to dive into the questions, “what impacts the way a person shops? Why did they choose to shop at a particular store? Why are they choosing to buy what they are choosing? Or do some leave with nothing? To better understand this topic, we are going to use a problem solving strategy known as ‘systems thinking.’ Systems thinking looks at a different areas of study to gain a greater understanding of a larger, complex issue. All of these questions can be answered by looking at the systems such as shopper psychology, lighting design, retail proximity and interior design strategies for retail.
Building Tiny During COVID-19
Colorado State University: Nina Struble, Maria Delgado; Faculty Advisor: Maria Delgado
This video touches on the challenges of taking classes during COVID19 while also trying to build a tiny home.
The Pandemic & Interior Design
Algonquin College: Kerrington Johnston and Morgan Ott; Faculty Advisors: Pallavi Swaranjali & Natalia Fancy
Many employees have been sent home to work due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, not everyone has a functional work area. Spaces that do not feel safe can trigger stress and depression. Interior Design has the ability to fix this issue. This video aims to help people transform their work area into a functional and productive space by using key Interior Design fundamentals. This video focuses on mental health and how interior design can help people struggling who are with their mental health from the pandemic.
Resilience in Interior Design: [Re]think [Re]invent [Re]connect
Kansas State University: Alyssa O’Neal, Mikayla Adkins, Rachel Aranda, Katie Cunningham; Faculty Advisor: Migette Kaup
Resilience in Interior Design: [Re]think [Re]invent [Re]connect focuses on displaying the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the interior design profession and, conversely, the ways in which interior design has the ability to shape an occupant’s health and well-being. Our job as interior designers has always been to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. That will never change, but the entire world and how we function is evolving. As a result, we as interior designers are having to [re]think the way the built environment affects where we heal, where we learn, and where we gather. The virtual world has opened new doors and encouraged innovation. Rather than feeling limited by our new modes of interaction with others, we as interior designers have [re]invented the way we work during these unprecedented times. The way we’ve transitioned to work, has allowed us to [re]connect with others in new ways. The virtual world has become and will remain an integral part of our everyday lives. For now, and in the future, we will remember to stay resilient. We are the interior designers of the future and we will rethink, reinvent, and reconnect to support and uplift humanity.
IDEC 2020 Competition Diversity
Kansas State University: Aubrey Koontz, Samantha Cordell, and Rachel Eastman.
Video Submission: https://youtu.be/n0ykkxIBdQs
In a world full of assumptions and stereotypes, the interior design profession is no stranger to the limitations these create. A key distinction in the quest for diversity is recognizing and appreciating diversity in all of its forms. Instead of focusing solely on race or sexuality, which can unintentionally create those barriers we are striving to tear down, a broader definition of diversity includes age, religion, life experiences, worldviews, and cultural backgrounds which differ from one another. There are countless different perspectives design is missing out on due to the lack of diversity found in education and the profession. Design is seen as limitless; why then should there be limitations set on who can design? There is a lack of understanding and exposure to the depths of what designers truly produce, which has led to misconceptions about the profession and a lack of diversity within the field. Open and civil conversation about interior design can bridge the gap between experiencing interior design and understanding what it is and who can be a designer. The first step is recognizing the need for diversity and inclusion. We see many organizations taking those first steps to develop a more inclusive future. An extremely productive way to expand the reach of interior design is simply broadening our own understanding of who can design and how to offer them the education they need. We are designing for the needs of users, and design is limitless with the help of diverse designers. We are diverse people, designing for diverse needs. It’s time to embrace differences and invite people into the process, igniting a passion for design.
Diversity and Inclusion
Texas Tech University: Chinne Okoronkwo, Sydney Laselle, Kortni Osborn, Carley Roessler
The world in 2019 is changing. It is becoming a more open place where inclusion and diversity are main topics of conversation. But however evolving the makeup of the world is and the amount of dialogue we have about the subjects, it still does not change the fact that certain disciplines are not keeping up with the times. And one profession in the top five least diverse fields is architecture and interior design. So we pose the question: in a world that is growing to be more diverse, and in a field that creates environments, buildings, and homes for all people, why are the ones creating these spaces lacking inclusivity and diversity? We would like to introduce you to subjects within the field of architecture and interior design to help reflect the lack of diversity and stress the importance of becoming a more inclusive field. This is Sydnee, and like her 92% of the students within interior design are females, and over 64% are white. Despite the staggering number of females pursuing a career in interior design only 25% of firm leaders are female. This leads us to Logan, he is part of the few males that pursue a career within interior design, however he is more likely go on to hold a job of higher status making a salary almost 20 thousand more than Sydnee who also pursued the same field. This is Chinne, 7% of architects are African American like her, and even lower than that only .03% account for architects that are African American females. We can see that interior design and architecture is far from being the model of diversity. We need to learn how to utilize our differences to make progress. It is shown that more diverse groups of people increase productivity and performance. So not only is it important for the effect it has on individuals to feel included and represented, it can also be beneficial to the work we produce. It is time to be consciously inclusive, speak up and add to the conversation of diversity and inclusion, we need to embrace all perspectives to spark the creativity our field depends upon.
Diversity in Interior Design
University of Oklahoma: Keyvie Troy
This video focuses on the student perspective of what diversity means in interior design. By demonstrating viewpoints from students with various majors and backgrounds, we can see that there is a clear understanding of the impact and necessity for diversity. Many people know about the value of being exposed to diversity, but there is a difference between diversity and inclusion. For example, with diversity, a person can be knowledgeable and aware about what it means to be diverse or be in a setting that is diverse. However, being aware is different from being active. With inclusion, personal engagement with people that are different from you can lead to new values and solutions through experience more than researching statistics.
For interior designers, we often think of diversity in design as the spaces we create should be accessible for all types of occupants. However, diversity can be implemented not just in spaces, but in the designers as well. Promoting a more diverse array of interior design professionals allows for more diverse thought and creativity being exchanged among designers. In a 2019 IIDA report, the majority of designers were white and female, with little diversity in our profession. If we increased diversity in our profession, it might allow for more creative solutions and designs that had not been thought of before. Also, a diverse representation in our professionals might help clients better connect with the designer if there is a common characteristic they can relate to in the designer. Lastly, this video positively promotes diversity and inclusion in student interior designers. Because students are the future leaders and designers, it is important that we engage students with as many components of diversity as we can to ensure spaces are mindfully being connected with the people they are designed for.
IDEC Video Submission
Florida State University: Alanna Frierson and Johnston B Roberts
How is Technology Changing Design
Algonquin College: Genevieve Bowlby
Technology and its Effect to the Space
Algonquin College: Fatimah Bazaid
Healthy Buildings, Healthy Minds
Florida State University: Brittany Flock, Mary Johnson, Hyunji Song, Amjad AlFawaz
This video was created to educate the general public about the importance of well-being and how design plays a role in supporting well-being in the built environment.
Interior Designer’s Social Impact
Kansas State University: Allison Stout; Bethany Pingel; Angela Leek
ID x Culture
Savannah College of Art and Design: Amy Sarunporn Kaeowichian
Human-centered design is an innovative approach developed around human. The process starts with an understanding of end users, design from their perspective, and find the solution that is suitable and specific to their needs. In interior design, it is critical for a designer to understand who the client is and what the client wants. One aspect that significantly influences design is culture. According to Merriam Webster, Culture is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. It is also defined by customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group. So how can we take human-centered design approach and create interior space that celebrates culture of the end user? Find out more..!
Woodbury University, School of Architecture: Nina Briggs, Silviya Zhivkova, Genesis Li, Shahad Almazroa
The video, “MAPPING PEOPLE: An Ethnographic Case Study of Ikea Shoppers” is an environmental behavior study of interior architecture, which is founded on the belief that good design is ultimately judged by how conducive it is to human experience.
Sustainability in the Smallest Places
Utah State University: McKinley Emmett, Jackie Monson, Kimberly Smith, Peter Harrison
The video educates the viewer on three things. First, what sustainability is, second, how interior design and sustainability come together. Lastly, how sustainable design is achieved through living in a small space, like a tiny house.
Utah State University: Trent Yeates, Katie Rawlings, Lindsey Martin, Allison Brown
As Interior Designers we create unique spaces by layering materials and choosing those that are best for the specific space we are designing. This is something we learn from school and our mentors and what makes us desirable to create a one of a kind interior.
Turning on the Green Light
Solutions for People: Interior Design
University of Arkansas: Isaac Boroughs
Interior Design is More Than You Think
Florida State University: Sofia Bodewig, Cara Carne, Jeremy Sackler, Dana Trezek
Interior Design: Debunking Misconceptions of Youth
University of Oklahoma: Kelsey VanDyke, David Ramsey, Xin Du, Katelyn McCarley
For the video project we decided to begin brainstorming on what being an interior designer means to us. We did this by drawing concept map that helped display all of aspects of interior design, deciding that the most relevant to educating students on interior design would be codes, sustainability, obtaining a degree, and job opportunities.
As an introduction, we wanted to point out some common misconceptions about interior design. This would be done by interviewing subjects that have not been exposed to the interior design profession. For the questioning we asked the students of a high-‐school art class “What do you think interior design is?” As suspected the students were unaware of the complexity of interior design and the professional responsibilities that interior designers endure.
After interviews, the video transitions into a comparison of interior design compared to interior decorating. The video is simple, using a student writing out the key words of the dialogue to highlight important points. It states that interior decorating focuses on making a space aesthetically attractive while interior design deals with more. It points out the importance of designing for health, safety, and welfare as well as using sustainability. The video then outlines the steps it takes to becoming an interior designer. It describes what the ‘Three E’s’ are and what they mean. The ‘Three E’s include education, experience, examination. The video quickly lists many of the possible job possibilities an interior designer may have.
Why Choose Interior Design
Radford University: Christine Galley, Sian Brown
This video is geared to informing high school or junior high school students about why majoring in interior design is a viable degree path. We believed it was important to express how fun our major is and that students who graduate in this field get jobs!
Our creative approach utilized time lapse video and stop motion video techniques to express the importance of selecting interior design as your profession. The video presents the field interior design as a non-threatening college major. The video emphasizes the career path of education, experience and examination. By attending an accredited interior design program, the student will learn all the tools they need to be successful. Interior Designers are Passionate, Excellent, Empowered, Engaged, Learned, Professional, Curious and Ethical.
The World of Interior Design
Mount Ida College: Domeny Anderson, Nicolette Gordon
A true understanding as to what interior design is seems to be lost within the nation. Many people have a tendency to confuse interior design with interior decoration, leading them to believe that interior design deals purely with aesthetics. “The World of Interior Design” is a creative lyrical expression of what it truly means to be an interior designer in the industry. Its lyrics expresshow safety and function are two large factors that designers deal with every day. The music video not only highlights what interior designers do, but also brings light to the fact that core subjects learned in middle and high school are applicable in everyday designing. Any subject that a student finds to be their passion can be related back to interior design, and can open the door to many different career paths in the future.
Music seems to have the power to take hold of one’s mind while simultaneously altering your mood and emotional experience. Paul Newham, a musical therapist, writes that music has the ability to take cognitively challenging activities and transform them into a primary and primitive pleasure: singing. Newham also states how music can enhance the potential for information retention. It is said that a song with a melody, that can be rehearsed serval times, is the key to moving information into ones long term memory. Once information is stored into long term memory it is a lot harder to forget. With such ability, this song has the potential to creatively inform students of the wonderful profession of Interior Design in a way that they will always remember.