University of Technology Sydney

84908 Product Design Honours Project Research and Development A

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This subject constitutes part one of the design research component of the Honours program where students address an issue that aligns to a particular field of the product design discipline. The studio leader supervises and supports the student in identifying appropriate opportunities for product design intervention that moves the profession forward in new and ethically responsible ways. This is a project-driven subject with a focus on research that develops knowledge, strategies and practices to support the development of a new product design and often new product design processes. Students gather and analyse information that details the specific field of inquiry, the principle ideas, historical data, current literature and case studies in the development of a written dissertation that records the design process and design thinking in a structured way. The subject opperates in connection with 84905 Product Design Honours Project Conceptualisation and focuses on the production of the first half of the written dissertation. Students are expected to engage with appropriate research methodologies, be proactive in developing and pursuing their project, and demonstrate capacity for innovative thinking.

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