PROD601-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Design Critique and Research Methods

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Two main components of Research Methods and Design Critique are covered in this course. Research Methods will provide knowledge on the academic research endeavour, necessary for any postgraduate student; how to write a research proposal, define design problems and research methodologies - including Kaupapa Maori perspectives on research methodology and processes. Design Critique will contribute to the development of critical enquiry and thinking into design. This part will provide a holistic approach in evaluation of designed products and services; from the aesthetic to the environmental point of view.


Approval of the Head of the School of Product Design

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 239
19 Feb - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Bahareh Shahri

Course Administrator

Alison Lowery


Wendy Zhang

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design .

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