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DESN5150 Research Methods for Design | Reading List

Research Methods for Design, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Maria Lonsdale
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Muratovski, G. 2016. Research for designers : a guide to methods and practice . London: Sage.

O’Grady, J. V. and O’Grady, K. V. 2017. A designer's research manual : succeed in design by knowing your clients and what they really need (2nd ed). Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport.  

Thomas, G. 2017. How to do your research project: A guide for students (3rd ed). London: Sage Publications.

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Module core reading

Bell, J. and Waters, S. 2014. Doing your research project: A guide for first-time researchers (6th ed). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.

Bella, M. and B. Hanington. 2012. Universal methods of design : 100 ways to research complex problems, develop innovative ideas and design effective solutions. Massachusetts: Rockport

Bennet, A. (ed). 2006. Design studies : theory and research in graphic design ISBN: 1568985975 (hardcover : alk. paper); 156898586X (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781568985978; 9781568985862. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Collins, H. 2010. Creative research : the theory and practice of research for the creative industries ISBN: 9782940411085 (pbk.) : £27.50; 2940411085 (pbk.) : £27.50. Lausanne, Worthing: AVA Academia.

Crouch, C. and Pearce, J. 2012. Doing research in design ISBN: 9781847885791 (pbk.); 1847885799 (pbk.); 9781847885807 (hardback); 1847885802 (hardback). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Denscombe, M. 2014. The good research guide : for small scale research projects ISBN: 9780335264704 (5th ed). Maidenhead: Open University.  

Flick, U. 2015. Introducing research methodology: A beginner’s guide to doing a research project (2nd ed). London: Sage Publications.

Gray, D. E. 2013. Doing research in the real world (3rd ed). London: Sage Publications.

Jenson, E. A. and Laurie, C. 2016. Doing real research : a practical guide to social research ISBN: 9781446273883 (pbk.) : £27.99; 9781446273876 (hbk.) : £85.00; 9781473944282 (ePub ebook) : £21.99. London: Sage Publications.

Jesson, K. et al. 2011. Doing your literature review : traditional and systematic techniques ISBN: 9781848601543 (pbk.) : £17.99; 9781848601536 (hbk.) : £60.00; 1848601530 (hbk.) : £60.00; 1848601549 (pbk.) : £17.99. London: Sage Publications.

Kumar, V. 2013. 101 design methods [electronic resource] : a structured approach for driving innovation in your organization ISBN: 1118333063; 9781118333068. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Kumar, R. 2014. Research methodology (3rd ed). London: Sage.

Kuniavsky, M et al. 2012. Observing the user experience. Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.

Leedy, P. D. and Ormrod, J. E. 2015. Practical research. Planning and design (11th ed). Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

Noble, I. and Bestley, R. 2016. Visual Research. An introduction to research methods in graphic design. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Oliver, P. 2012. Succeeding with your literature review : a handbook for students ISBN: 9780335243686 (pbk.) : £19.99; 0335243681 (pbk.) : £19.99; 9780335243693 (ebk.) (Open Up Study Skills). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.

Rubin, J. and Chisnell, D. 2008. Handbook of usability testing: how to plan, design, and conduct effective tests (2nd ed). New York, Chichester: Wiley Publishing Inc.

Rugg, G. 2007. Using statistics : a gentle introduction ISBN: 0335222188 (pbk); 9780335222186 (pbk); 0335222196 (hbk); 9780335222193 (hbk). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.

Schlatter, T. and Levinson, D. 2013. Visual usability : principles and practices for designing digital applications ISBN: 9780123985361; 0123985366; 9780124017139 (ebook). Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.

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Academic skills

Cotrell, S. 2011. Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cotrell, S. 2013. The study skills handbook (4th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Day, T. 2015. Success in academic writing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Denicolo, P. 2012. Developing research proposals ISBN: 9780857028655 (hbk.); 0857028650 (hbk.); 9780857028662 (pbk.); 0857028669 (pbk.) £18.99. London: Sage Publications.

Descombe, M. 2012. Research proposals : a practical guide ISBN: 9780335244065; 0335244068 (Open Up Study Skills). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.

Neville, C. 2016. The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (Open Up Study Skills). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.

Pears, R. and Shields, G. 2013. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide (9th ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Punch, K. 2016. Developing effective research proposals (3rd ed). London: Sage Publications.

Rumsey, S. 2008. How to find information: A guide for researchers (Open Study Skills). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.

Wallace, M. and Wray, A. 2016. Critical reading and writing for postgraduate (3rd ed). London: Sage Publications.

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Scientific journals

Design studies. ISSN: 0142-694x ( http://www.journals.elsevier.com/design-studies/

Design issues. ISSN: 0747-9360; 1531-4790 ( http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/desi )

International journal of design ISSN: 1991-3761; 1994-036x ( http://www.ijdesign.org/ojs/index.php/IJDesign/ )

Information design journal. ISSN: 0142-5471 ( https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/idj/main)

The design journal. ISSN: 1460-6925; 1756-3062 ( http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rfdj20#.Vpps-DbKlFI )

Visible language. ISSN: 0022-2224 ( http://visiblelanguagejournal.com

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Design Council ( http://www.designcouncil.org.uk )

How Design ( http://www.howdesign.com )

International Council of Design ( http://www.ico-d.org )

Red dot ( http://en.red-dot.org )

Simplification Centre ( http://www.simplificationcentre.org.uk )

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Baseline. ISSN: 0954-9226 (http://www.baselinemagazine.com)

Blueprint. ISSN: 0268-4926 (http://www.designcurial.com/aboutus/blueprint-home-page.html)

Creative review. ISSN: 0262-1037 (http://www.creativereview.co.uk)

Design Observer ( http://designobserver.com )

Design week. ISSN: 0950-3676 (http://www.designweek.co.uk)

Eye. ISSN: 0960-779x (http://www.eyemagazine.com)

Grafik. ISSN: 1479-7534 (https://grafik.agency/)

UX Magazine ( http://uxmag.com )

Wallpaper. ISSN: 1364-4475 (http://www.wallpaper.com)

This list was last updated on 18/07/2017