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MDes Design Innovation and Environmental Design focuses on the application of Design Innovation methods and methodologies to Environmental Design predicaments. Our rapidly changing world requires highly responsive and adaptable ways of thinking about spatial design, acting at many different scales, for various locations and with many diverse human and non-human individuals and communities. The local and global environmental impact of human culture through previous ways of thinking and acting in the world has become more and more apparent. Additionally, new technologies constantly change the ways we can experience the spatial world and our understanding of environmental design. More than anything environmental design must question how to consider spatial context and how we act to modify the experience and use of our world. 

Our Approach

Through practice-based assignments you will consider the possible role of Design Innovation and emerging modes of practice to develop an understanding of and affect significant appropriate action in the places we inhabit. You will enhance your own creative practice through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study, including collaboration, participation and co-design. Critical making and material thinking will inform possible innovation.

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Environmental Design Inquiry

Environmental Design begins with spatial predicaments from which many questions might arise. Who and what shapes the environment? What are the experiences of particular spatial predicaments? How are the spaces and places we use affected by our actions? How do you ethically interact with and reconfigure a particular spatial context? How can complex global predicaments be influenced through place-specific, design-led innovation?

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