GSMD 501: Design Research Methods I

This course introduces graduate level design methodologies. Students are expected to develop research as it pertains to their individual projects and to expand their understanding of a broad range of design practices. The student will demonstrate graduate level capabilities in reading and writing in this course through the execution of bibliographic, methodological and theoretical projects. In particular, the student will demonstrate capacity to discriminate and navigate through the methods, tools and procedures of use to advanced designing as it engages with human behaviour, the techno-sciences, social constructs and environmental imperatives. The student will generate familiarity with the literature, traditions, and trends in design methods and such range of approaches (methodology) to permit the student to develop the particular framework, tools and procedures for their work plan. The development and capacity to communicate these means will flow directly into the deliverables that will constitute the student's program, in particular the thesis project and its exposition.

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