An Introduction to Design Based Research

The course (7,5 ECTS) provides an introduction to the conceptual foundations for understanding design-based research as well as the methodological tools for performing it. Recurrent questions include the issue of how to describe, understand and articulate design research in practice and theory, the question of how design based research is materialized in an interaction design context and what the differences/similarities are as compared to design research within other fields of practice. Other questions addressed in the course concern the annotation, articulation, and evaluation of design based explorations, and finally also the validation of design based approaches within a broader field of scientific investigation. The course runs parallel with the second cycle course in interaction design (international MA) at Malmö University, where some course activities will be shared and some specific for the third cycle students. 

The course runs over a period of 10 weeks, from Jan 20 through March 28 2014 and consists of three physical seminars in Malmö complemented by a number of e-seminars ( for further information, see course plan). 

The course can be included both as part of the general course requirements for a design research PhD or as a special course within the field of interaction design.

Course start: Jan 20

Application due Nov 1. Application should be submitted to course responsible Dr Per Linde, Malmö University (per [dot] linde [at] mah [dot] se) and followed by a short motivation. 

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Designfakulteten grundades i december 2007 med finansiering från Vetenskapsrådet och KTH. Dess främsta verksamhet är att driva en nationell forskarskola i design i samarbete med ett 20-tal institutioner runt om i Sverige.

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