Research and Development Methods
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design & Management
Course Number: PUDM 3301
Course Format: Seminar
Location: Paris campus
Permission Required: No
An introduction to the integration of research and design methodology, this course covers techniques of data collection and analysis that are commonly used in the context of design. Texts drawn from the social sciences are used to examine the fundamental principles upon which these techniques are based and to critique ways in which they have been applied, but emphasis is placed upon experimentation, and students gain immediate insight into their use in a series of projects that extend outside of the classroom. In this course, students gain practical experience conducting social-scientific research as well as strong theoretical understanding of the role that such research can play in processes of design development.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All School of Design Strategies upper-level undergraduate degree students; other upper-level students by permission of BBA in Strategic Design and Management Program.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Paris students.