2020 Design Theories

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Instructor(s)
Fujii Haruyuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri5-8(M112)  
Group
-
Course number
ESD.C503
Credits
2
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This class provides for the students who intend to commit design scientific inquiry into designing with the fundamental and advanced theories and methodologies.

Student learning outcomes

To get intellect, knowledge, and skill of state-of-the-arts theories and methods of design studies on design process, design thought, design rationale, creativity in designing, etc.

Keywords

Design Science, Constructive Methodology, FNS, FBS, Information Processing, Creativity, Thought Process, Problem Solving, Logical Thinking, Illogical Abduction, Design Computing and Cognition, Computational Design.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Interactive activities, such as discussion on designated topics, active learning, among the students, the teaching assistant, and the instructor are employed. Some essential fundamentals are given through reading assignments. Specific topics are selected on the basis of the students' research questions. If no research interest is shown from the students, this class will lose the significance.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Interactive activities, such as discussion on designated topics, active learning, among the students, the teaching assistant, and the instructor are employed. Some essential fundamentals are given through reading assignments. Specific topics are selected on the basis of the students' research questions. If no research interest is shown from the students, this class will lose the significance. 1. Design scientific explanation analysis of the student's own advanced design practice. 2. Understanding and Utilization of state-of-the arts design theories and methods. 3. Design of a method of a design study.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

TBA

Reference books, course materials, etc.

TBA

Assessment criteria and methods

Class contribution and the quality of reports and the final presentation.

Related courses

  • ESD.A402 : Design Thinking Fundamentals
  • ESD.A401 : Engineering Design Challenge
  • ESD.B401 : Engineering Design Advanced
  • ESD.B402 : Engineering Design Project
  • ESD.A501 : Engineering Design Project A
  • ESD.A502 : Engineering Design Project B
  • ESD.A503 : Engineering Design Project C
  • ESD.F404 : Affective Engineering / Emotional Design
  • ESD.H405 : Product Design and Development

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Experience in advanced design project, such as Engineering Design Advanced, Engineering Design Project B & C, professional design practice, is required. The intention to become an expert of design science is essential.

Other

Those who have finished Design Theories (ESD.C401) cannot get the credit.

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