Exercise 2: History of Design Practice and Context

Communicated Part 2

Based on the shared information on the Padlet timeline, I have made my own version of a Venn diagram. The information is broken down into categories of the 1990’s, 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s, all of which include social, political, cultural, economic and environmental contexts. The world has been affected by these events and continues to be affected, I have written a brief essay below which addresses what these mean in my own current practice.

It’s essential to our society that we create good design, not only does it help inspire but produces happy occupants which then fills them with pride and contentment. Relationships between people and interior spaces, whether at home or work environments are an important factor when designing a space, everybody should consider the amount of space, how can we access the space comfortably and move around with other people. These spaces are a refuge for many, work spaces should also be a safe environment to spend time in as well as restaurants, cafe’s, spas, gyms, hotels etc.

Many people create space with culture in mind, expressing their beliefs and how they live, creating a positive environment to spend time in. I’m intrigued by how the world live their lives and the spaces they spend time in. These factors will all be a priority for me in my own design practice. Environmental issues will continue to be challenging in today’s society but as challenging as it may be, it’s important to use products that are environmentally friendly and I want to be able to connect humans with nature. I believe that if we all consider these elements when designing, the world will become a cleaner and safer environment to live in, opportunities are here to bring our children up in and leave behind for their children, a world full of interior spaces to be proud of.

When considering my own spatial design practice and it’s ethos, I am keen to carry on developing my understanding of the process of human experience in an interior space, transforming a physical space, building on the emotional and sensorial experience of the space, finding that balance, not only aesthetically but harmoniously through human experience of the space and connecting with nature. It’s important to remember the environmental impacts, the use of energy, the use of existing space and the materials I use because every decision made will have an impact.

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