INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES IN INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA
: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW
Concern over the environmental impact resulted from the overused of the natural resources to fulfill human needs are increasing in recent years. In order to minimize the negative effects on the environment, the understanding of sustainability consciousness in interior design therefore stimulates the basic needs to practice considerate usage of electricity, water, materials, and resource quality. A systematic literature review (SLR) offers an overview of topics to clearly define and help select the issues that are potentially applicable from one or more research questions identified. It involves diligent scanning of databases and keywords in an electronic search engine. Through this SLR analysis, despite having comprehensive general research on sustainable interior design, it is found that exposure to sustainability issues in interior design education in Malaysia has a minimal number of direct research results. This indicates that a research gap can clearly be established in the body of knowledge, contributing to the further improvement of research aims and research questions. It is proposed that in order to establish awareness of better environmental development for future generations, early integration of sustainability issues into interior design education is vital. For instance, education on knowledge of sustainability, understanding, or the incorporation of environmental issues may lead to adequate practicality for sustainable interior design.
Keywords: Systematic literature review, sustainability, interior design, education, Malaysia.