PGDM
5275

Design Research Capstone Studio

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Design Research Capstone
Fall 2024
Taught By: Sinem Ergunay
Section: X1

CRN: 16031

Credits: 3

In the Design Research Capstone Studio, the first half of the second-year MS-SDM capstone experience, students explore and apply methods from the evolving field of design research, identifying an area in need of innovation and opportunities for intervention in that area. Working in teams, students explore various research methods including primary and secondary scientific research and methods drawn from the field of participatory design, with a special focus on underserved and underrepresented populations. Students challenge quantitative data with qualitative insights – the core of design thinking – and master the techniques of opportunity mapping. The design research process also requires students to engage independently with a variety of external voices – most importantly the people they are addressing in their research, but also domain experts and other stakeholders with relevant knowledge. Students are expected to approach the course in a collaborative spirit, sharing informed feedback on other students’ projects and welcoming constructive input on their own team’s work in progress. Graded assignments include several documents and short presentations showing in-process work across the term, and a concept pitch together with a process visualization that is the final course deliverable. Successful completion of the Design Research Capstone Studio is a prerequisite for the succeeding Design Strategy Capstone Studio course.

Open to: MS in Strategic Design and Management majors only. Pre-requisite: PGDM 5105 Intro to Strategic Design and Management.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:32pm EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024
Design Research Capstone
Fall 2024
Taught By: Evren Uzer
Section: A

CRN: 16026

Credits: 3

In the Design Research Capstone Studio, the first half of the second-year MS-SDM capstone experience, students explore and apply methods from the evolving field of design research, identifying an area in need of innovation and opportunities for intervention in that area. Working in teams, students explore various research methods including primary and secondary scientific research and methods drawn from the field of participatory design, with a special focus on underserved and underrepresented populations. Students challenge quantitative data with qualitative insights – the core of design thinking – and master the techniques of opportunity mapping. The design research process also requires students to engage independently with a variety of external voices – most importantly the people they are addressing in their research, but also domain experts and other stakeholders with relevant knowledge. Students are expected to approach the course in a collaborative spirit, sharing informed feedback on other students’ projects and welcoming constructive input on their own team’s work in progress. Graded assignments include several documents and short presentations showing in-process work across the term, and a concept pitch together with a process visualization that is the final course deliverable. Successful completion of the Design Research Capstone Studio is a prerequisite for the succeeding Design Strategy Capstone Studio course.

Open to: MS in Strategic Design and Management majors only. Pre-requisite: PGDM 5105 Intro to Strategic Design and Management.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:32pm EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024
Design Research Capstone
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jeongki Lim
Section: B

CRN: 16027

Credits: 3

In the Design Research Capstone Studio, the first half of the second-year MS-SDM capstone experience, students explore and apply methods from the evolving field of design research, identifying an area in need of innovation and opportunities for intervention in that area. Working in teams, students explore various research methods including primary and secondary scientific research and methods drawn from the field of participatory design, with a special focus on underserved and underrepresented populations. Students challenge quantitative data with qualitative insights – the core of design thinking – and master the techniques of opportunity mapping. The design research process also requires students to engage independently with a variety of external voices – most importantly the people they are addressing in their research, but also domain experts and other stakeholders with relevant knowledge. Students are expected to approach the course in a collaborative spirit, sharing informed feedback on other students’ projects and welcoming constructive input on their own team’s work in progress. Graded assignments include several documents and short presentations showing in-process work across the term, and a concept pitch together with a process visualization that is the final course deliverable. Successful completion of the Design Research Capstone Studio is a prerequisite for the succeeding Design Strategy Capstone Studio course.

Open to: MS in Strategic Design and Management majors only. Pre-requisite: PGDM 5105 Intro to Strategic Design and Management.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:32pm EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024
Design Research Capstone
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jon Wasserman
Section: C

CRN: 16028

Credits: 3

In the Design Research Capstone Studio, the first half of the second-year MS-SDM capstone experience, students explore and apply methods from the evolving field of design research, identifying an area in need of innovation and opportunities for intervention in that area. Working in teams, students explore various research methods including primary and secondary scientific research and methods drawn from the field of participatory design, with a special focus on underserved and underrepresented populations. Students challenge quantitative data with qualitative insights – the core of design thinking – and master the techniques of opportunity mapping. The design research process also requires students to engage independently with a variety of external voices – most importantly the people they are addressing in their research, but also domain experts and other stakeholders with relevant knowledge. Students are expected to approach the course in a collaborative spirit, sharing informed feedback on other students’ projects and welcoming constructive input on their own team’s work in progress. Graded assignments include several documents and short presentations showing in-process work across the term, and a concept pitch together with a process visualization that is the final course deliverable. Successful completion of the Design Research Capstone Studio is a prerequisite for the succeeding Design Strategy Capstone Studio course.

Open to: MS in Strategic Design and Management majors only. Pre-requisite: PGDM 5105 Intro to Strategic Design and Management.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:32pm EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024
Design Research Capstone
Fall 2024
Taught By: Putri Trisulo
Section: D

CRN: 16029

Credits: 3

In the Design Research Capstone Studio, the first half of the second-year MS-SDM capstone experience, students explore and apply methods from the evolving field of design research, identifying an area in need of innovation and opportunities for intervention in that area. Working in teams, students explore various research methods including primary and secondary scientific research and methods drawn from the field of participatory design, with a special focus on underserved and underrepresented populations. Students challenge quantitative data with qualitative insights – the core of design thinking – and master the techniques of opportunity mapping. The design research process also requires students to engage independently with a variety of external voices – most importantly the people they are addressing in their research, but also domain experts and other stakeholders with relevant knowledge. Students are expected to approach the course in a collaborative spirit, sharing informed feedback on other students’ projects and welcoming constructive input on their own team’s work in progress. Graded assignments include several documents and short presentations showing in-process work across the term, and a concept pitch together with a process visualization that is the final course deliverable. Successful completion of the Design Research Capstone Studio is a prerequisite for the succeeding Design Strategy Capstone Studio course.

Open to: MS in Strategic Design and Management majors only. Pre-requisite: PGDM 5105 Intro to Strategic Design and Management.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:32pm EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024