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Thesis Project in Fashion Design

Code 11328
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 20
Workload OT(15H)
Scientific area Fashion Design/Design/Materials and Technologies/Textile Design and Management
Entry requirements n/a
Learning outcomes This course run during the second semester and its main objective is to promote the critical capacity, intellectual autonomy and motivation of doctoral students to research the theme they have selected, in order to structure and develop their Thesis Project. The outcomes are:
- Focus the research activity;
- Formulate and develop the Thesis Project;
- Explore the frontiers of fashion design with science, humanities, art and economics;
- Select relevant research methodologies and techniques and adjusted to the objectives of the Thesis Project;
- Stimulate critical analysis, argumentation and communication of ideas.
Syllabus 1. Collaborative research: interfaces of design, science, humanities, art and economics.
Presentation of works that explore the holistic dimension of design in general and fashion in particular, as well as:
• discovering the different facilities available at UM and UBI;
• Discussion of diverse research experiences and work models.
2. Research methodologies. Continuation of the approach carried out in the previous semester, featuring specific methodologies.
3. Practice on developing the Thesis Project:
• systematization of ideas: identification of the problem / research questions, hypotheses to be tested and relevance of the study;
• Bibliographic review to support and theoretically frame the investigation;
• selection of methods and tools to be adopted;
• elaboration of the work plan, identification of the needed resources and the goals to be achieved;
• forecasting results;
• discussion / communication of the work in meetings and scientific seminars.
Main Bibliography BROUWER, J.; A. Mulder; A. Nigten (eds.), Research and Development in Art. V2/Netherlands Arch. Institute, Rotterdam 2005
CALVERA, Anna (ed.), Arte ¿? Diseño, Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2003.
MICHEL, Ralf (2007) Design Research Now: Essays and Selected Projects, Birkhäuser
VINKLER, Peter, (Jan. 2010) Chandos Publishing, The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators
GRAY, C., & Malins, J. (2016). Visualizing research: A guide to the research process in art and design. Routledge.
LEAVY, P. (2017). Research design: Quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research approaches. Guilford Publications.
HARRIS, D. (2019). Literature Review and Research Design: A Guide to Effective Research Practice. Routledge.
KAWAMURA, Y. (2020). Doing research in fashion and dress: An introduction to qualitative methods. Bloomsbury Publishing.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-11-27

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