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Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design in DHM
Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without! -New England Proverb

WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DESIGN?

Sustainable design is a philosophy that guides design practice to ecologically benign, socially equitable and economically viable outcomes. Also known as good design, the intention of this philosophy is to use designed spaces, objects or messages to prompt meaningful behavioral changes that advance a sustainable society.

The interior design, apparel design and merchandising fields present exciting challenges for future professionals to apply this philosophy to commercial and residential interior spaces, apparel design and manufacturing, as well as merchandising strategies. The Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising offers curriculum opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students that will prepare practitioners to mobilize their industries for a sustainable future.

 My Sustainability Journey Blog 

Get a Minor in Sustainable Design! 

For DHM majors (15 hours total)

The minor requires 12 credits and the three credit hours (DHM 1101 and two other modules) already required for all DHM undergraduates.
Required:

  • DHM 4583 Sustainable Design Capstone
  • Plus nine (9) additional modules from the enclosed course list.

For non-majors (15 hours total)

The minor requires 12 credits, including DHM 1101 and a capstone course.
Required: 

  • DHM 1101 Wicked Problems of Industrial Practice
  • DHM 4583 Sustainable Design Capstone
  • Plus 11 additional modules from the enclosed course list.

Courses are open to all majors!

 

 


TO DECLARE A SUSTAINABLE DESIGN MINOR CONTACT:

Diane Limbaugh

Diane Limbaugh

Diane Limbaugh
College of Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
429E Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
diane.morton@okstate.edu

Phone: 405-744-0400