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Design Research I

DESIGN 3200: Design Research I

Introduction to techniques and methods of evaluative research.
Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Science in Design program; or Permission of Instructor.




By the end of the semester students should be able to:
  • To learn how to conduct and to analyze evaluative design research to determine how effective (i.e.,useful, usable, and desirable) products, spaces, services, and communication systems are
  • To understand people‚Äôs experiences. How do they live, learn, work, and play today and how is this experience connected to their past and future experiences?
  • To learn how to conduct and to analyze experiential design research for understanding and empathizing with people at the level of experience
  • To create a personal portfolio of design research methods and tools
  • To begin to understand your potential as a design research and as a team member through self reflection and peer assessment

Textbooks and other printed materials

  • All required readings (including digital readings) will be posted to Carmen

Baseline technical skills for online courses

  • Basic computer and web-browsing skills

Required software/technologies for this course

  • CarmenZoom virtual meetings (free)
  • Microsoft Office 365: All Ohio State students are not eligible for free Microsoft Office 365

Course Organization

This is a 3 credit hour course that meets in person twice a week for
* Office hours available twice a week and by appointment

Sample Coursework

Work students can expect include:
  • Assignments and exercises
  • Attendance required

Semester(s) Offered:


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