Research Methods

Research Methods, Design 51-744, is linked to the Studio II Project. The course is taught by Bruce Hanington with Teaching Assistants Tracy Potter and Lisa Otto. You can view the course syllabus here. We will add other course-specific assets to this page throughout the semester.

January 24, 2017

Sherwin, David: A Five-Step Process for Conducting User Research

January 31, 2017

Nippert-Eng: Watching Closely / Ethnography Chapter

AIGA & Cheskin: Ethnography Primer

Slide Deck: Exploratory Research Intro

February 7, 2017

Daedalus Research toolbox

Thoughtform Research Toolbox

Gaver:  Cultural Probes & The Value of Uncertainty

Gaver, Dunne, Pacenti: Cultural Probes

February 9, 2017

Synthesis Methods Presentation

February 16, 2017

Journey Mapping for Synthesis & Presenting Presentation

Adaptive Path’s Document on Experience Mapping (that much of presentation was pulled from)

More examples of journey mapping from Adaptive Path

Journey mapping from Cooper

February 21, 2017

Slide deck: Generative Research Intro

February 28, 2017

Slide deck: Qualitative Synthesis / Analysis

Reading: Kolko / Exposing the Magic of Design, Chapter 6

March 9, 2017

Slide deck: IRB and Ethical Conduct of Research

CITI Online Course assignment, due Tuesday April 4.

March 21, 2017

Slide deck: Prototyping & Early Evaluative Research

March 28, 2017

Slide deck: Personas & Scenarios

More on Personas and Extreme Characters

April 4, 2017

Slide deck: Evaluative Research & Testing