Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


To deepen doctoral student's competency in a design research related thematic area.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 05.06.2023 - 09.06.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Guy Julier

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Department of Design Thematic Research Seminar addresses annually varying methodological and/or theoretical themes of design research. It gives knowledge and hands-on experience in the chosen focus area and deals with good skills and practices in academic discourse and argumentation. Thematic seminar is organized as a one-week intensive workshop consisting of presentations, reading academic texts, assignments, demonstrations and experimentations. It typically requires preparatory work and associated readings.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Attendance and participation.

    Undertaking and presenting assignments as given.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:



    Lectures:  15 hrs

    Seminars:  15 hrs

    Time to think:  10 hrs

    Independent study:  46 hrs


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 8
    Maximum number of participants: 20

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,