Nina Cooke John
B. Scott Francisco
An introduction to qualitative research methods that are commonly used in design projects, this course covers the gathering, analysis and application of research as it informs different stages of the design process. Techniques covered will include participant observation, in-context interviews, self-documentation, participatory design and interactive testing. Texts and materials will be drawn from several fields in the social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, psychology, and sociology. This course will include individual and group research assignments and applications of findings to real-world design problems.