After spending the day fleshing out the ideas and investigating the merits and downfalls associated with each one, and after consulting with lecturers, I’ve cut down to list to two:
1. Investigating and utilizing the benefits of plant life/vegetation in a living environment. This would include researching air filtration, crop cultivation on small and large scales, carbon sinks, usage of dead space, and has the potential to become very conceptual.
2. Improving the physical artifacts within a hospital environment to promote efficiency, healing and positive emotion. This includes looking into areas such as visitation, Doctor/Patient Interaction, Privacy, Wards, Layouts, product interaction, et al.
I think both projects have what I will need as a Final Year Design Project. I must now investigate further and finally choose one with which to move forward.