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Method 2: Tools

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Master’s in design

Brief course description

The course introduces tools, processes, methods and concepts/ideas in practice-based design research and artistic research. It builds on each student’s own practice and artistic sensibility, also on contextualizing methods and processes. Through developing the discourses about practice-based artistic research, the course enables students to reflect over their practices and to speculate on how they can be developed.

The course’s learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the students will:

  • have insight into professional practice in order to critically reflect on and speculate over the development of their own practice.
  • be able to reflect over design processes and methods using an analytical and creative approach.
  • be able to identify tools, processes, methods and concepts/ideas that can improve practice-based design research.

Teaching and learning methods

Independent work, instruction/guidance and group critique sessions.

Coursework requirements:

  • completion and submission of all assignments by the scheduled deadlines
  • participation in instruction and activities that are defined as mandatory in the course description


Coursework requirements must be met in order for the student to receive a final assessment in the course. The student’s work is assessed in relation to the learning outcomes and assessment criteria set for the course. The assessment is made by the teacher with course responsibility and may also be done in collaboration with internal subject teachers and / or external guest teachers.