187.268 Design Studies
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2011S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

To develop an understanding of design practice - its conceptual and cooperative nature and complexity; the role of artefacts (sketches, plans, models, etc.); the role of computer support; the diversity of representational techniques and their influence on work practice and products.

To become acquainted with recent approaches in design research, their methodology, concepts, research methods and research results.

To advance ones reflective design practice.

Subject of course

Introduction to Design Studies, Design Research. Designing is described in its complexity, trans-disciplinarity and multi-modality. Designing is presented between two orientations: designing as science vs. designing as an art, an artful craft, a skillful practice.

Approaches to Design Research in various engineering disciplines are depicted which conceive designing according to the model of technical rationality. The attempts of these approaches to develop methods and to rationalize and optimize the design process are presented. The methodology (paradigm) of these approaches is outlined and methodological critiques, alleged in literature, as well as some objections raised in design practice are discussed.

Then, socio-scientific, interpretative approaches are presented which suggest a methodological re-orientation in Design Research. In this view designing is conceived as a social, interpretative process; interpretative approaches emphasize skills of experience designers and describe designers’ procedures and (multimodal) practices observable in actual design processes. Concepts (such as contexts, frames, Gestalt, tacit knowing, etc.) for analysis and description of design processes, in particular the analysis of the role of representations (such as sketches, drawings, etc.) and design tools are presented;

The Approaches, theoretical concepts as well as research results are illustrated on the basis of data (such as video records, etc.) taken from research projects and case studies of design processes in practice.

Additional information

Diese LVA wird durch TUWEL (TU Wien E-Learning) unterstützt.
Um auf die Onlineressourcen der LVA zugreifen zu können sind folgende Schritte erforderlich:

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Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue14:00 - 16:0008.03.2011 - 30.06.2011HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Design Studies - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue08.03.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue15.03.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue22.03.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue29.03.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue05.04.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue12.04.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue19.04.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue26.04.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue03.05.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue10.05.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue17.05.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue24.05.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue31.05.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue07.06.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue14.06.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue21.06.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course
Tue28.06.201114:00 - 16:00HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH course

Examination modalities

written

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2011 00:00 15.06.2011 16:00 15.06.2011 16:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
DS15.03.2011 07:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

no

Language

German