Interior design students constructed conceptual 3D models in the workshop.

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Tiny House student workshop at Utah State University

img_0039On October 17, 2016 students of the Utah State University Interior Design program in the Department of Art + Design undertook the research-informed hypothetical design of tiny houses for a person with specific trauma-related needs. Students designed unique residential solutions for a victim of domestic violence, an elderly person who has been homeless, or an adolescent who has recently aged out of the foster care system. In two hours the students constructed three dimensional models informed by environmental psychology research. The session was facilitated by Jill Pable, project lead of Design Resources for Homelessness. Designing for Empowerment certificates were awarded to top achieving teams selected by peers. Professors Susie Tibbitts andDarrin Brooks coordinated the workshop.

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