School of Design and Human Environment

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Graduates of the School of Design and Human Environment mesh creative confidence, technical skill, evidence-based knowledge, and socially responsible ethics to effectively approach the design and merchandising processes from innovation/design solutions to market/user acceptance. Students work with award-winning faculty on research, internships, international experiences, professional development, and community service. Knowledge base is grounded in consumer behavior and management theory, the arts, humanities, and the social and physical sciences.

SDHE News

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OSU's design program one of the best in the nation

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SDHE Events

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24Apr2014

Family Business 360 - Salem

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01May2014

2014 Excellence in Family Business Awards Application Deadline

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Any family business may apply directly online or contact the Austin Family Business Program for a paper application. Deadline for applications is May 1.

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Undergraduate Degrees

Apparel Design (BS)

Interior Design (BS)

Merchandising Management (BS)

Graphic Design (BFA)

Graduate Degrees

Design and Human Environment (MS, MA, MAIS, PhD)

Research and Creative Activity

Research and creative activities in DHE address essential industry, community, and individual needs with a focus on sustainable design processes from innovation/design solution to market/user acceptance.

Signature areas of Research

Functional/Sustainable Design in Apparel, Interiors, & Housing

  • Environmentally responsible textiles
  • Thermal properties of textiles and apparel
  • Aging-in-place technologies
  • Interior design across the lifespan
  • Universal design
  • High performance sports apparel design

Consumer/User Behavior Related to Designed Products/Environments

  • Internet shopping
  • Design and learning environments
  • Corporate/social responsibility
  • Consumer decision making
  • User behavior in commercial and residential interior design

Program Learning Outcomes