ARI 338 / ARI 388 / ARC386M   
Issues of mood, privacy, perception, proxemics, and preferences applied to the design of interiors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Upper-division standing.

Students will have an understanding and awareness of: 

  • How social, economic, cultural, and physical contexts inform interior design  
    breadth and depth of interior design's impact and value
  • Theories related to the impact of the built environment on human experience, behavior,  
    and performance
  • The relationship between the natural and built environment as it relates to the human  
    experience, wellbeing, behavior, and performance
  • The importance of evaluating the relevance and reliability of information and research  
    impacting design solutions
  • A range of sources for information and research about color
  • How light and color in the interior environment impact health, safety, and well-being
  • The influence of furnishings, objects, materials, and finishes on human and environmental  
  • The origins and intent of laws, codes, and standards.

Students will have the ability to:

  • Gather and apply human-centered evidence
  • Analyze and synthesize human perception and behavior patterns to inform design solutions
  • Effectively collaborate with multiple disciplines in developing design solutions

Students will have opportunities for:

  • Exposure to a variety of cultural norms
  • Opportunities for developing multicultural awareness
  • Exposure to a range of problem-identification and problem-solving methods
  • Exposure to evolving communication technologies


Interior Design


Fall 2023