MH: GD History & Theory

This course is designed to introduce students to a range of design research strategies and methodological approaches and to prepare students for Thesis. In addition to weekly seminar meetings, each student will undertake a research project that could form the basis of the Thesis project. Readings will be drawn from the fields of design studies, film studies, media studies, art history, architecture, and anthropology. Not only will students gain an understanding of diverse design research strategies, they will also examine these evolving methodologies within a historical framework, situating them within the history of design and the broader lens of visual culture.