Design Research

Design Research cultivates skills for sensing, observing, understanding, rationalizing and finding patterns in the functioning of the physical, psychological, social and cultural environment in which design lives. This course will help prepare students to develop capacity for managing ambiguity at the front end of the design process. In addition, students will learn to manage the process of gathering insights and translating insights into design. Students will also learn and deploy research methods - including secondary research, quantitative and qualitative ethnographic research, and other participatory design research techniques.