187.A30 Project-oriented research and design methods 1 Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017S, VU, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

ACHTUNG: Diese LVA wird im nächsten WS 2017/18 unter dem Namen "Design Thinking: Ideation" angeboten.


Evolutionary development of an interactive and tangible system. This course teaches to generate ideas, evaluate context and designs and define design ideas. Along a defined, but open topic, student learn to handle the complexity of a design process and implement design.

In detail, the course aims at¿

  • Understanding and implementing qualitative research methods with requirements for ideas and design.
  • Learning and applying techniques for analysis and exploring with experimental design methods.
  • Implementing in design teams with defined projects.
  • Elaborate present research and design results by reflecting on used methods and created designs.

The teaching team recommends visiting the accompanying seminar "Seminar of Media Informatics" (187.A40) in the same semester to deepen the theoretical discourse and reflection.

Subject of course

The course consists of teamwork (groups of students) along an open topic e.g.: mobility, guided by selected theory, methods and techniques. Students built design teams of maximum 4-5 participants. The teaching team holds lectures for each method and techniques, provides examples and additional material (e.g.: method handout) and moderates each design team. Accompanying the design practice are student presentations (to show the group results), evaluations of the findings and reflections on the methods.

  • Introduction + finding topic + team building
  • Presentation of topics (2 topics per team) 
  • Literature recherché + expert interview
  • Video observation and multimodal analysis
  • Portfolio
  • Cultural Probes or Provocative Properties
  • Presentation
  • Design Games
  • Scenario development + explorative poster
  • Design Workshops
  • Team work
  • Final presentation

Output: >> Design Idea

Additional information

ECTS-Breakdown: 6 ECTS = 150 Hours

  • 9h - Vorlesungsteil
  • 129h - Praktischer Teil + Gruppenarbeit
  • 12h - Präsentationen





Examination modalities

Course parameters

  • Teamwork (student choose their colleagues; Each student will be evaluated alone.
  • Topic of the year: T.B.A.
  • Talks from teaching team for each method including examples and handout
  • Reflection of methods + results during semester

The course grade is formed by the design and implementation of all the methods and techniques explained in the course, taking into account the 3 presentations and the analysis of the results. Precondition for a positive grade is to be present and participate on the course dates. The grade is given by the teaching team.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.01.2017 12:00 12.03.2017 23:59 16.03.2017 23:59

Registration modalities:



Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 935 Media Informatics


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