Teaching Design Research

The designer as sensor, experiencer and communicator

Getting familiar with research in the wilderness of the city, the body as sensor in the urban jungle

Designing research. The context of this class is the city we live in and our bodies and minds that inhabit this city. How can we investigate, understand a place, a situation or happening. What are the most important tools for a designer today? Where do we start when we design products, do we look at material of actually at the people and situations we design for?

“Wilderness and the city, the body as sensor in the urban jungle” is the theme of this module. The focus lies on understanding the raw feelings and notions you have yourself and finding ways to communicate express and share these feelings and insights. (Finding truth in yourself, and finding out why). Process based research experience that rely on the inter-subjective exchange.