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ARTS, FASHION & DESIGN

An Introduction to Theories for Spatial Design: Designing for Nature

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

10 – 12 hours, over 3 weeks (refer to Course Overview for dates)

Minimum Credits:

Certificate of Participation

NQF Level:

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.

MODE:

Self-directed & Online Engagement

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

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.

COURSE CURRICULUM

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

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