Design Research III for Industrial Design

DESIGN 5201: Design Research III for Industrial Design

Addresses design opportunities, including the skills of problem identification, formulation, qualitative and quantitative research, analysis, synthesis, and project proposals for Industrial Design.
Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Science in Design - Industrial Design program; or permission of instructor.




By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • Engage with design research methods to explore a problem space from a broad scope of perspectives and define a “problematic”
  • Translate research insights into design criteria
  • Use prototyping as a generative research method
  • Draft a design brief and define a corresponding strategic project development plan

Readings and resources

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Course Organization

This is a 3 credit hour course that meets for 2:40 twice a week

Sample Coursework

Students can expect:
  • Reading and assignments
  • Studio based
  • Active participation necessary
  • Group discussions and meetings

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