Ontario College of Art & Design

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Design (As) Research
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 8.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
This third-year course will explore practice-based research techniques in design as ethnographic methods to prepare students for their graduate year thesis or core projects. Small research projects will be used in this course to pursue three objectives: research to inform the design deliverables (the outcomes of design practice), research to educate the designer/researcher for future practice (tacit knowledge) and research to inform the professional design, academic and wider communities (explicit knowledge). This course will inform both internal and external audiences that design is, in itself, research.
Notes: This course is intended to augment the student’s program as an expansion studio OR be an optional replacement (ie. for students returning from mobility programs) for:
GRPH 3B20 Research Methodologies for Graphic Design 1
INDS 3B09 Research Methodologies for Industrial Designers
MAAD 3B05 Thesis I: Research & Preparation

Students who wish to use this course as a replacement for GRPH 3B20, INDS 3B09 or MAAD 3B05, will require advance permission from their Program Chair, through their Program Assistant, so that this equivalency (requiring a minimum pass grade of 60%) can be placed on their record. Otherwise, this course will be considered an expansion studio.

This course is offered during the summer semester.
Course was last updated July 9, 2014 - 10:45 AM