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ARTIFACT
Capstone Proposal

Level: Graduate/ ESL intermediate to advanced

Language Focus: Research strategies, literature review, theses structure and reverse outline

Design Focus: Research critical analysis: deductive, inductive, abductive

Time: 4 classes of 2h 40 min. (each class 2h 15min activities + 25min. break/debrief)

Prep time: 2 hours

 

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, graduate students develop ideas to design an artifact inspired in research findings. The teacher introduces deductive, inductive and abductive reasoning as a research methodology for students to develop concepts. Students practice strategies to cross-reference sources in order to write an annotated bibliography and literature review that will serve as the foundation for capstone proposal writing, including rationale, abstract, and reverse outline.

 

 

Rationale, Visual Analysis,
Connor Lucas, Silk Scarf, Spring 2017

Artifact: Louis-Inspired Chairs (Silk Scarf)
Connor Lucas, Spring 2017
Preliminary Research

Artifact: “Landscapes” photo series
Justin Kinard, Spring 2016

 

FOR TEACHER:

 

Readings:

 

  • The Nature and Nurture of Design Ability, Nigel Cross

 

Visual Aids:

 

TED playlist:

 

FOR STUDENTS:

 Class 1

Readings: 

 

Handouts:

 

Worksheets:

  • Annotated Bibliography & cross-referencing sources
  • Literature Review Synthesis Matrix

 

Class 2

Readings:

Handouts:

 

Worksheets:

  • Abstract

 

Class 3

Readings:

Worksheets:

  • Rationale
  • Capstone Proposal

 

Resources:

Parsons Healthy Materials Lab 

Material ConneXion

 

Class 4

Readings:

 

Resources:

 

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