Oklahoma State University
College of Human Environmental Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising

The Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising integrates math, science, design and technology to enable our graduates to be successful in interior design, apparel design and production, retail merchandising, facility management and related fields. In addition to innovative and creative problem solving in the classroom, our students participate in experiential learning opportunities such as internships with industry, national and international study, student expositions, and cutting-edge research. 

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Solving human problems…enhancing human lives



Alana Pulay research on LED lighting and children recognized

Design, housing and merchandising Assistant Professor Alana Pulay received a Best Presentation Award during the Interior Design Educators Council South Regional Conference. Awards were made based on the scores received by reviewers who attended the conference at Middle Tennessee State University in Murphreesboro.
Kang receives Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
College of Human Sciences Professor Mihyun Kang received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award from Oklahoma State University. Kang is the Christine Salmon Endowed Professor in design, housing and merchandising where she teaches interior design. 


mxlabThe use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology in Design and Design education is not new. Since its inception in the 60’s, VR has been employed by designers for communicating their design ideas. VR can be defined from a technology standpoint (associated hardware) as well as from an experiential standpoint (focusing on experiences such as immersion and presence).