Design research methodologies2017VT
This course is part of the cross-departmental research subject Design, that is
shared between IDA, IEI and ITN. It is oen of the mandatory courses for PhD
students in Design.
The course will be planned and given by the LiU research network LiU design.
PhD students that depend on design for their research, use design as a method in research, or perform research on design. Also available to master students, that will use design as part of their method
After finishing the course, the student shall be able to
- analyze and interpret design grounded in theories from design research
- discuss and problematize different research directions and research methods in design research and relate them to each other
- interpret and criticize design research projects and judge their scientific qualities
- plan and structure a design research project with respect to methods and results
Basic understanding of user-centered development methods or design methods
The course will consist of seminars and workshops, led by participating
students and moderated by design researchers, and lectures held by design
researchers. A term paper, or when applicable a thesis proposal, is written,
discussed and presented.
Course leader: Professor Renee Wever, IEI, LIU
Examiner: Professor Stefan Holmlid, IDA
The course gives insight into different ways of performing design research, covering systematic, reflexive and critical methods. It gives insight into current aspects and developments in design research methodology, and give possibility to practice setting up design research studies.
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Last updated: 2012-05-03