Through this course students will explore research methods applicable to the field of interior design. Students will review and explore established and emerging research tools, techniques and methodologies relevant to the development of thesis statement(s), design programming and concept development. Students will investigate existing case studies, critically analyzing and interpreting data, and discussing possible applications. Students will explore systems of inquiry through presentations, journal entries, class discussions and written reports. This subject will address quantitative vs. qualitative research methods as well as explore the role of common paradigms and design philosophies. Students will apply ethical practices as it pertains to research. This course will explain the differences between research and information gathering. In developing the students' analytical skills, this course will motivate students to utilize scientific modes of research to develop evidence-based design.
Acceptance into the Bachelor of Interior Design
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2013
INTD 5100 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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