|RESEARCH METHODS IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN||IDEN35|
The aim of the course is to introduce basic principles of theory of science and the research process, as well as to present methods and models for realisation and documentation of projects of theoretical as well as practical nature. The course will give a vision of a subsequent research career in industrial design. It will at the same time support the coming diploma work and future work as a practising industrial designer.
Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must
Industrial design is presented as a growing field of research within the design sciences and is positioned in its epistemologic and scientific context. The various phases of the research process are presented. Introductions are given to information searching in scientific data bases, scientific authorship and writing of popular reports. Research methods within the main areas of industrial design are presented by researchers in industrial design. Investigation methods in user-centred design will be given special attention in the course. The students will carry out small research projects with various investigation methods and report them according to scientific praxis.
Required literature will be made available during the course.