What is design research? How can an investigator articulate a research question and determine a productive field of investigation in architecture? How can we define the research scope? How can we select proper precedents and study them? What makes a good design thesis?
These are some of the questions we will take on in this seminar. The ultimate goal of the course is to guide graduate students to develop a methodological and theoretical grounding for their thesis projects. We will do this through reading assignments, writing exercises, group discussions, and one-on-one feedback. By the end of the semester, each student will have the opportunity to develop a clear research question, synopsis, literature review, and a productive method of inquiry.
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