Research methods are vital for all those who work in creative disciplines.

DJCAD is a research-led art and design college within the University of Dundee where we equip all of our students with knowledge of the latest methods of research, and experience of using them. This ensures that you are informed by cutting edge practices, making you more employable and enterprising within your future career.

Design Research is a 20 credit module taken by Master of Design for Services and MSc Design Ethnography students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, which explores approaches and methods in design research, appropriate for your personal context.

Our emphasis is on developing the knowledge and skills of research that is appropriate for a range of professional practices, in addition to doctoral study. This website provides all necessary information for students, including links to further reading, videos, podcasts and other course materials. Select from the tabs at the top of this page to explore the content and timetable, assessment requirements, and further links and reading.

The methods blog above is a continually updated source of links and further reading on design research methods.

The module is delivered by a team of specialists with considerable experience in design research methods. Professor Mike Press leads the module. Other contributors include Dr Catriona MacaulayKate Saunderson and Hazel White.

This module’s Twitter hashtag is #desres2013


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