2009, 2010, 2011
In this introductory course, students will begin to develop frameworks for understanding the research process, in general, and will become familiar with the discourse of design research, specifically. Basic methods for locating, utilizing, and referencing diverse resource materials are stressed and the skills needed to comprehend and synthesize previously-generated research results from within design contexts are fostered. Through readings, discussions, and work assignments students will improve their abilities to read visuals, to conduct both traditional and visual research, and to appreciate the differences between research and fact-finding.
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