Research Methods in Design

Seminar title Research Methods in Design date 2018-01 venue Rhode Island School of Design

Honored to offer a new course at RISD this year!

Research Methods in Design explores the convergence of scientific inquiry and design practice in contemporary culture. It builds on the rich disciplinary histories of landscape architecture and urban design as fields of knowledge and inquiry allied with both arts and the natural and human sciences. The course gathers sources from across these disciplines to reflect on the models of inquiry associated with landscape architecture and urban design as a disciplinary, professional, and cultural realms. Finally, it introduces the modes of thinking and research associated with design culture (design thinking, design research) and examines their history and relevance to contemporary practice.