IDE Programs' Mission Statement
The mission of the Interior Design Programs at Eastern Michigan University is academic preparation of students to enable them to creatively solve problems related to the function and quality of interior environments that meet human needs and fulfill human aspirations. The Programs promote design research and critical thinking to generate appropriate design decisions encompassing all interior spaces, components, and elements within the built environment.
The curriculum provides opportunities for both design research and experiential education to investigate the interaction of humans and environments, at both the micro and macro level, in preparation for leadership roles in the design profession. Central to this mission is evidence based design that integrates theory, knowledge, and technical skills with:
- A holistic view of people, their environments, and global factors;
- A sensitivity to environmentally responsible design issues;
- Consideration of the needs of all users regardless of age, physical stature, or current capability/disability status.
Interior Design students participate in a competition to create designs for the renovation project of Eagle Crest Conference Center Resort.
EMU's interior design students provide innovative concept for Ann Arbor Veterans Administration facility.