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Industrial Design Research Methods

Code 12627
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/T(45H)
Scientific area Design Industrial
Entry requirements Does not apply. ...
Mode of delivery Presential
Learning outcomes Understand the research methodologies in industrial design.
Choice of appropriate research methodology.
Develop the ability to carry out research work or project report / internship.
Syllabus Operation concentrated in five sessions to be defined.
Presentation and discussion of objectives, programme and evaluation criteria.
Overview of industrial design research: what can it be?
Theoretical, academic, editorial.
Practice, project or technology.
Definition and objectives of the report.
Generic explanation of usefulness.
Character of the report (according to the discussion of Rede-Design Note): Dimension; Chronological or Thematic.
Project/Internship vs report, evaluation of what?
Fundamental structure of the report.
Index and objective of each part.
Scientific support.
Development Tasks
Planning, sequence and duration.
Development of project or internship.
Development of report or dissertation.
Discussion of examples
Main Bibliography Baudrillard, J. (2005). Le Système Des Objets. London: Verso.
Cross, N. (2007). Designerly Ways of Knowing. Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag
Hara, K. (2010). White. Baden: Lars Muller Publishers.
Hecht, S., & Colin, K. (2005). Industrial Facility: Product as Landscape. London: Industrial Facility.
Kries, M., & Lipsky, J. (2014). Konstantin Grcic: Panorama. Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum.
Kumar, V. (101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Laurel, B. (2004). Design Research: Methods and Perspectives. Massachusetts: MIT Press.
Martin, B. & Hanington (2012). Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas and Design Effective Solutions. Beverly: Rockport Publishers.
Mau, Bruce (2004). Massive Change. Phaidon Press Limited. London.
Michel, R. (Ed.) (2007). Design Research Now: Essays and Selected Projects. Basel:
Birkhäuser Verlag
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Exercises
Execution of two exercises of development of the contents and methodologies studied.
Text on product and reference designer (EX1) to be chosen by the student/validate by the teacher.
Critical text on theme/concept (EX2) to be chosen by the student/validate by the teacher.
Stages of development of the exercise
Organization of information brought by students or collection of basic information.
Quick collection of necessary additional information.
Organization of information and structuring of text, topics and information.
Writing of basic text.
Introduction and conclusion.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-03-11

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