May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

DESN 611 Design Research and Synthesis

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

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.

Restricted to Graduate students and Undergraduate Seniors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.