Research and Development Methods
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PSDS 2100
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Design Research
Description:
This course is an introduction to the nature of design research, where students gain practical experience in the various research and design methodologies. Students work in teams to apply the different techniques, through a series of mini-projects and applications, conducting research outside the classroom and engaging users and experts to share their perspectives on research and design. Students also learn how to map out their research findings and to envision and articulate design driven interventions.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All School of Design Strategies undergraduate degree students; other students with permission of BBA in Strategic Design and Management program. Pre-requisite(s): PSDS 2115 Managing Creative Projects and Teams; LMTH 1950 Quantitative Reasoning 1.