Syllabus for Qualitative Design Research

The content of the course will be adjusted dynamically reflecting the needs and reading proficiency of the currently enrolled students.

Weeks

Topics

Handout

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Introduction of Studies

How to learn academic English 

IAP0-1-the structure of academic paper

IAP0-2-critical form

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Natural intelligence in design


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Natural intelligence in design 2

Academic References

Design Studies in General

IAP1

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Academic References 2

    Test

    Chinese

    DRS2010 guideline

    Endnote 13

IAP2- reference format

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Case Studies: Creative design of the Lotus bicycle: implications for knowledge support systems research I

IAP3-creative design of the Lotus bicycle

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Case Studies: Creative design of the Lotus bicycle: implications for knowledge support systems research II

Case Study

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Interview: Creativity the Book I


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Interview: Creativity the Book II

Interview

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Observation:Objects & Styles

Stiny, G. & Mitchell, W. J., 1978, The Palladian grammar, Environment and Planning B, 19785, pp 5-18.

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Protocol Analysis I



(Paper 5)  Won, P.-H., 2001, The comparison between visual thinking using computer and conventional media in the concept generation stages of design, Automation in Construction10, pp 319-325.

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Design Model: F-B-S, Search Model, Reflection-in-action, Co-evaluation I


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Reflective practitioner (反映的實踐者讀書報告)


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Reflective practitioner (反映的實踐者讀書報告) II


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Protocol Analysis II: What do architects and students perceive in their design sketches?

(Paper 6)  Suwa, M. & Tversky, B., 1997. What do architects and students percive in their design sketches? A protocol analysis, Design Studies, 18, 385-403.

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Reflection & Theorization: The reflective practice of design teams and Seeing-moving-seeing

(Paper 8)  Valkenburg, R. & Dorst, K. (1998). The reflective practice of design team. Design Studies, 19, 249-271.

IAP6-The reflective practice of design teams

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Creativity

(Paper 7)  Lloyd, P. & Snelders, D., 2003. What was Philippe Starck thinking of?, Design Studies, 24, 237-253.

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How to write a better thesisHow to manage your academic life

IAP0-3-a better thesis 

IAP6-2-thesis guide

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Final Presentation I


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Final Presentation  II




Assignment List

Paper 1
Cross, N. (1999). Natural intelligence in design, Design Studies, 20, 25-39.

Paper 2
Candy, L., & Edmonds, E. (1996). Creative design of the Lotus bicycle: implications for knowledge support system research. Design Studies, 17, 71-90.

Paper 3
Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2006). 創造力 (杜明城, Trans. 2 ed.). 台北: 時報文化.

Paper 4
Stiny, G., & Mitchell, W. J. (1978). The Palladian grammar. Environment and Planning B, 5, 5-18.

Paper 5
Won, P.-H. (2001). The comparison between visual thinking using computer and conventional media tn the concept generation stages of design. Automation in Construction, 10, 319-325.

Paper 6
Suwa, M., & Tversky, B. (1997). What do architects and students perceive in their design sketches? A protocol analysis. Design Studies, 18(4), 385-402.

Paper 7
Lloyd, P., & Snelder, D. (2003). What was Philippe Starck thinking of? Design Studies, 24, 237-253.

Paper 8

Valkenburg, R. & Dorst, K. (1998). The reflective practice of design team. Design Studies, 19, 249-271.

Final paper
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