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
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Design Research
An introduction to the nature and integration of design research and iterative development, this course covers tools and methods to better understand real life scenarios and connected design challenges. It introduces principles for planning and conducting observations as well as techniques of accessing and analyzing quantitative data. Students gain practical experience in conducting research outside the classroom, engaging users and experts to share their perspectives on research and project scopes. Working in teams, they learn how to structure and combine diverse research assignments, experience research dynamics and understand the impact design research can have in innovation processes.
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.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Paris students.


Open to Strategic Design & Management students.

Open to Environmental Studies students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.

Open to Urban Design students.