Research Methods for Designers
Fall 2021, Fall 2022
Undergraduate + Graduate Seminar
School of Interior Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This course is an exploration of design-related research methodologies. Topics cover the full life cycle of the research process, including: identifying a research question, evaluating significance, developing a conceptual framework, implementing a work plan, gathering, managing, and analyzing data, prototyping an argument, communicating research through writing as well as visualization and/or fabrication, presenting findings, and publishing work. The course is a prerequisite for the senior self-directed undergraduate thesis in Interior Architecture, and is open to students from other disciplines who are interested in implementing design thinking in their research.