Industrial design is presented as a growing field of research within the design sciences and is positioned in its epistemologic and scientific context. The various phases of the research process are presented, from formulation of a problem and a hypothesis, over planning and realisation of an investigation to the treatment, presentation and interpretation of results. Introductions are given to information searching in scientific data bases, scientific authorship and writing of popular reports. A research report including an abstract is thereafter written in English about a current project (group work).
Research methods within the three main areas of industrial design (Management, Meta-qualities and Methodology) are presented by researchers in industrial design. Qualitative investigation methods will be given special attention in the course.
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