Research in Design

  • Category
  • Courses

  • Program
  • Communication & Design

  • Instructors
  • Manahil Huda

  • Offered In
  • Spring 2021

    Course Description

    Design Research is the foundation on which many facets of contemporary design practice (both professional and academic) currently stand. Some examples include UX & interaction design, service design, systemic design, and speculative design, among others. This course serves as an introduction to the vast and evolving field of design research, and covers the various types of design research, its relationship with the practice of design, its contextual importance, and the various methods and techniques used to conduct such research and synthesize the resulting findings. This is a practice-based studio course which offers students the opportunity to learn about the various methods of design research, and to understand how to discern between the numerous methodologies to analyze a given problem, situation or theme.