Design Research - Module

The course material will be enabled through a series of workshops where a problem-based learning approach is applied to develop the skills being taught. Case studies and key examples of the use of these approaches for research and design will be used as material to enhance learning through practice, dialogue and reflection.

The syllabus will include a period of immersion where students will carry out primary research in the environment of their research area. This will enable students to identify both problems and opportunities. The focus is to ask pointed questions that challenge the status quo. During this first-hand immersion period, students will collect multiple 'observations'.

Through a process of synthesis and analyses these observations will be crafted into 'problem' and then 'need' statements. Through a process of filtering and categorisation of the needs this then forms the basis of the design guide. This is an iterative process, with progressive deeper dives into the needs that have the most potential for design and innovation solutions.

Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Design Research PD6001

Entry requirements

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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Enrolment dates

Next intake: Autumn 2024

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award.

The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:
Design for Health and Wellbeing - MSc

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