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Research Methodologies for Graphic Design
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: GRPH 2B09 Graphic Design 2 (minimum grade of 60%)
and 8.0 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
In this introductory course, students will begin to develop frameworks for understanding the research process, in general, and will become familiar with the discourse of design research, specifically. Basic methods for locating, utilizing, and referencing diverse resource materials are stressed and the skills needed to comprehend and synthesize previously-generated research results from within design contexts are fostered. Through readings, discussions, and work assignments students will improve their abilities to ‘read’ visuals, to conduct both traditional and visual research, and to appreciate the differences between research and fact-finding.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken GRPH 3A02 Research Methodologies for Graphic Design 1 and/or
GRPH 3A03 Research Methodologies for Graphic Design 2 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Students unable to complete this course, prior to fourth year, due to absence on Mobility in the winter semester or because they were unable to attain a passing grade, may take GDES 3B68 Design (As) Research (with prior permission from their Program Chair through their Program Assistant), as a replacement for this course. See GDES 3B68 course description for details.
Conditions: GRPH 3B20 requires a minimum pass grade of 60%.
Course was last updated July 22, 2014 - 12:36 PM