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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CDES 3222 - Design Research Methods

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): CDES 2222, CDES 2225 and CDES 2226 with “C-” or better in each; or permission of department

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CDES 2300 and CDES 2625; or permission of department

Description: This course examines how designers conduct research in order to produce relevant and meaningful visual communications that are appropriate for specific audiences, cultures, and contexts. Students learn how to harness meaning and potential in their work by applying a range of research methods via fieldwork to their everyday design practice. Concepts include developing and using ethnographic strategies, personas, interviewing, and iterative design processes, among others. Students work in teams, putting theory into action, which informs collaborative design practice thereafter.

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