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2011-2012 University Catalogue
The University of the Arts
  Feb 24, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDES 508 - Design Research and Synthesis

3 credits
This course is focused on design research as it applies in a human-centered design context. Through readings, presentations, and discussions students learn to distinguish and articulate different research strategies, review methods and ways of making sense of data collected. Making sense of complexity by doing and devising actions based on abductive thinking produce meaningful argument that support decision making and iterative design development. Special emphasis is placed on ethnography, communication theory, and interventions in organizational systems and cultures.