ARTS, FASHION & DESIGN
Qualification / Course Information
10 – 12 hours, over 3 weeks (refer to Course Overview for dates)
Certificate of Participation
On completion of this course, you will be able to discuss essential theories that are required for the curation of enriched, meaningful, and functional nature orientated spatial environments.
Self-directed & Online Engagement
This 10-hour short learning programme is an introduction to basic theories for designing with nature and the creation of habitable spaces that are functional, human-orientated and respectful to the human-nature relationship. When applied in practice, these theories can contribute to the user experience and the creation of sustainable spatial design solutions. This course forms part of the Introduction to Spatial Theories short-learning programme series and will guide you to recognise design approaches in everyday spaces around you and will give you a basis from which to explore the use of these basic theories in your own design process.
The programme is presented online and is designed to be interactive and completed in the participants’ own time over three weeks, with a commitment of approximately 3 – 4 hours per week. This time commitment includes working through the short learning programme content and completing the activities.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
You will need access to a computer/laptop, stable internet, a cell phone or camera capable of taking decent photos.
This course will run monthly from the start of June until the end of November. Monthly intakes will occur before or during the first week of every month. Should your application be received after that, you will be enrolled for the next month or later, according to your selection. The short learning programme should be completed by the end of the month that you enrolled in.
Topic 1: DESIGNING WITH NATURE
Introduction to designing with nature
Defining biophilic design
The impact on human wellness
Topic 2: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR BIOPHILIC DESIGN
Introduction to practical applications for biophilic design
Topic 3: DESIGN THAT HEALS
Introduction to design that heals
Defining salutogenic design
Approaches in salutogenic design
Designing for physical health
Designing for mental health
Designing for comfort