Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
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Ms Kirsten Moegerlein (Design), Dr Nicole Kalms (Interior Architecture)
The unit examines methodological approaches to design research, from the scientifically oriented to the phenomenological, the discursive and the poetic. Attention is given to the way in which the terms of an investigation inevitably shape the material which is discovered. The range of topics may include techniques in information gathering and efficient management of bibliographic resources, postmodern theory, difference studies, post-structural writing and deconstruction. The unit ponders the relationship of studio research (i.e. designing innovative objects or spaces or interfaces) to conventional research.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
Class paper (2000 words): 30%
Class paper (4000 words) : 70%
12 hours per week including, 2 hours of lectures and seminars and 10 independent study hours
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Six credit points in any level 3 theory (TAD) unit