ITIS43 Special Issues in Design Research 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017

General description

This study module focuses in different game or internet design research issues, methods and practices.

Learning outcomes

After completing the module, student will be able to:
- identify and analyse the key theoretical and epistemological foundations of design research
- understand design research examples in games and internet research
- evaluate different methods in design research
- apply design research methods in games and internet design and research

Contents

The relationship between design and research; different approaches to design research: research on design, research for design and research through design; design philosophy and critical design research; speculative design; user studies and design; relationship between design methods; design research and interactive media, game design research.

Teaching methods

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Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
Exercise(s) 
In English

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Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Literature:
- Michel, R. (2007) Design Research Now. Board of International Research in Design (Book 97) Birkhäuser Architecture. (selected parts)
- Lawson, B. (2005) How Designers Think. The Design Process Demystified. Fourth Edition. Elsevier. (selected parts)
- A Selection of Articles

Additional literature:
- Hanington, B. (2012) Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions.Rockport Publishers
- Lidwell, Holden & Butler (2010) Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
2017–2018
Teaching
Faculty of Communication Sciences