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Design research methods

DF21900, 2010HT

Status Archive
School Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Division MDI
Owner Stefan Holmlid

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Course plan

No of lectures

8-10 seminars/workshops

Recommended for

PhD students and master students that depend on design for their research, use design as a method in research, or perform research on design.

The course was last given

2009 ht


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 researhc 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 is written, discussed and presented.


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.


see http://www.ida.liu.se/~steho/desres/ for a collection of articles


Stefan Holmlid
Design research guest lecturers


Stefan Holmlid


Active participation in seminars and term paper


6 hp


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