The final design project is an 8 unit final project. As the final graduating requirement for all MDes students, the project involves a substantive independent research component in their last semester of study. The project must establish a proposition (position, case, project, hypothesis, thesis) and arrive at specific conclusions through multiple formats of representation/media (textual, graphic, spatial, material, etc). Depending on the Program Area, the Project Topic, and the Faculty Advisor, the specific process and final format of the final project will vary. In addition to core project requirements with the project Faculty Advisors and Area Coordinators, the final format and submission of the project will include a range of multi-media format: a Video Presentation, a Book, a construction, an installation, and/or a Website. All research projects are presented publicly.