Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a problem of critical interest to design management in any field of design specialization. It stresses individual study, self motivation, the skills required to research information, oral and written presentation. To prepare for the research, the course may include an introduction to design research: planning the research process, defining research objectives, data collection, analyzing data, sources of information, using databases, and presenting the findings. Students will define and investigate a problem with either a Ryerson faculty member, an independent consultant, or an industry supplier/manufacturer.

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