for many, the COVID-19 pandemic has been profoundly challenging but also a catalyst for change and pursuing new ventures. it has signalled the moment for plenty of professionals to transform career paths. and one such resilient, opportunity-rich and bright industry is the world of design and architecture. the IE school of architecture & design’s master in strategic interior design offers the chance to redesign your career. their diverse range of pupils leave as designers for the future with holistic visions, highly analytical techniques and business-orientated approaches.
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‘the way we work, live, learn and shop has changed forever and design is integral to the realization of this change and future shifts. it is an exciting space to be in,’ remarks belinda duncan boyd, a strategic business and design consultant from cape town, south africa. with a background in tech, banking and education, belinda transformed her career trajectory by embracing design on her return to education. she recognized the need to learn, understand and find agile design solutions to better help businesses’ reach their goals. this is at a time when the rethinking of interior spaces is more important than ever before. her answer was the IE school of architecture & design’s master in strategic interior design.
the experience was life-changing and opened up a new world in the industry. as a student at the school, belinda realized the importance of design as a tool to overcome complex challenges. she discovered how to implement innovative design changes that impact behavior as well as aligns with an organization’s aims. strategies are taught across all interior spaces with the greatest potential, including work, retail, hospitality and education. these techniques are transferable so that designers and consultants can transform any environment.
a personalized approach to education means professors and students are actively engaged in the learning experience; pupils interact with lecturers and leading professionals in the world of architecture, design and business. case studies, multimedia simulators, debates, team projects and cutting-edge technologies help this learning curve. aspiring students can learn alongside existing career and other obligations. the master course is only a 10 month commitment.
the school’s encompassing vision ensures students leave with an equally as holistic perspective. they are the designers of the future. like belinda, the change of direction and a new career path can be found. she has shown that whatever educational or professional pathway you have been on, a change is not only possible, it can open doors and experiences even in the most challenging of environments.
school: IE school of architecture & design
master: strategic interior design
case study: belinda duncan boyd