Why are the elements and principles of design important?

Contemporary design principles

They arenu2019t necessary at all.

In fact, although they have been taught for awhile, strong emphasis on them has just occurred during the last decade or so.

I think this may be because so many people are turning to artmaking, and they do provide a kind of simple guide.

,Thatu2019s all they are - a guide, a checklist of sorts.

When you work, you can refer to them to see if you are incorporating the classically prescribed elements.

If you are, then it means that your work will probably not be criticized - or at least not as strongly - for technical failings.

,But no u201cprinciplesu201d or u201celementsu201d will assist you in creating great, or even good art.

That requires that you have something within you to communicate, which means you have to have some depth to your humanity - and usually some experience of the world.

You also need originality - a vision that is unlike that of others, or that builds upon the prior efforts of others in some new and exciting way.

,Without this, all the principles and elements will only help you make correct and boring wallpaper.

,Thanks Risha, for the compliment of the A2A.

The role of functionality in contemporary interior design

In an age where there is a huge focus on modern environments and settings, the role of interior design has evolved as well.

If youu2019re keen on exploring this industry, Iu2019d suggest you explore IIADu2019s Interior Architecture and Design course.

The programme offered by the institute highlights the importance of examining existing structures and transforming their interior through relevant design interventions and renovations that give existing buildings a new lease of life.

A fundamental aspect of the course is to provide an experiential learning environment for topical and live projects.

By doing so, the traditional concepts such as theory vs practice, studio vs non-studio subjects are replaced by an inclusive, interactive, and total-learning atmosphere.

The course is comprehensive, covering a diverse range of spaces from residential to retail, institutional to commercial, and even set/production design.

Project-based learning further provides a clear picture of industry practices and exposure to contemporary ideologies within the field.

Students are then motivated to develop a strong design process that integrates these insights into their own knowledge systems.

For example, IIAD has tied up with FabIndia for a collaborative project which involved redesigning the childrens care centre.

,I personally believe that in all forms of education today, practical and project-based learning is indispensable as it exposes students to the applications and functions of concepts taught to them.

This helps equip them for the demands across different industries.

Interior Architecture & Design is a field which will continue to grow, particularly with the increase in time spent indoors nowadays and most importantly, the development of smart technology and automation.