Industrial Design: Year 3

Design Research Methods

DES322 DESIGN RESEARCH METHODS advances a student’s understanding of how design relates to people. This course provides an overview of the role of research in the design process with emphasis on research support in identifying new opportunities, concept definition, realization, and refinement. Students develop a research plan, selecting appropriate design-oriented research methods. They conduct primary and secondary research, transform data into meaningful insights for design development, and use research and storytelling to build a case for problem definition.