University of Technology Sydney

11189 Practice: Research Cultures

6cp; 3hpw
Requisite(s): 132 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91202 168cp Core subjects (Landscape UG) BLArch(Hons)
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The subject introduces a way of thinking about design practice – informed by developing an appreciation of what defines 'good' and 'rigorous' research – to improve the capacity to make effective and convincing design propositions. Through the assessments, students are encouraged to develop research skills and understand and develop their own interests and research agendas. By the end of the subject, students should be able to use these new skills to develop a stance towards the future of their own practice.

In this subject, many different methods of research are discussed, but the subject focuses on the practice of design research. It covers specific design and research techniques: key texts and ideas from the design research literature; how to write a thesis document; research conventions, skills, and theories, all raised to help enrich the way students think about research. Students: are exposed to a variety of views about research; actively participate in design reviews; take part in presentations of exemplary projects; and discuss exemplary

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Autumn session, City campus

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