IAR4500 - Research: Questions and processes - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Dr Nicole Kalms

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit critically explores design research approaches. Students will investigate and test evolving relationships between designing and researching. These explorations will also contribute to formulating and articulating relevant agendas for the student's interior architecture research projects.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. investigate, consider and apply diverse design research approaches
  2. describe and defend a considered position using scholarly conventions
  3. situate personal and speculative design practices within a critical discourse
  4. develop an appropriate interior architecture design research proposal
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100 mixed mode

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent

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