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ITIS43 Special Issues in Design Research 5 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Informaatiotieteiden yksikkö
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

Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta
Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta
2018–2019
Teaching
Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta