Design Researches (MTT281) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design Researches MTT281 1 2 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor S. Egemen Nadasbaş
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • To be able to explain what design research means. • To understand the design methods • To establish the relationship between design methods and design research • To be able to select appropriate methods to be used in design research • Identify and reach resources that can inspire the draft phase • To be able to explain the design stages • To be able to practice according to the design stages
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain design methods
  • Design research
  • Determine appropriate research methods before moving to design phase
  • Identify the sources that will inspire design
  • Explain the stages of design
  • Performs according to design stages
Course Content Unique designs which are necessary in order to make identification of design research methods; development of new perspectives about finding inspiration.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Detailed information about the course and the process. Preparation for next lesson
2 What is design research? What is its historical development? How To? "
3 What are the sources and methods to be used in design research? "
4 What are the sources and methods to be used in design research? "
5 Explaining the effects of process design and design researches on finished products with examples. "
6 Explaining the effects of process design and design researches on finished products with examples. "
7 Criticizing the design research by students "
8 Mid term "
9 To start the design research by preparing a design plan. "
10 To continue the design research and to reach the most appropriate techniques and methods. To determine the sources of inspiration. To explain how to use the data obtained during the original design process "
11 Design stages (creation of inspiration boards) "
12 Design stages (realization of model research) "
13 Design stages (Applying appropriate accessories, fabrics and materials for the model that is decided to be implemented) "
14 Design stages (application) "
15 Design stages (application) "
16 Final Exam --


Course Book 1. Fashion Design and Product Development USA (1992). Çark, Haroldand John Pomerroy
2. • Temel Tasarım Bilgisi-Tasarım Araştırması Tasarım Aşamaları ve Giysi Tasarım Süreci, (2003). Gülşen Erenler Çakar, SevlKişoğlu, Fatma Bayraktar
3. Moda Tasarımının Temelleri (2012), R. Sorger, J. Udale, Literatür Yayınevi
4. Fashion Design Course (2010), S. Faerm, Thames&Hudson

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire extensive theoretical and applied knowledge about the field of art and design. X
2 To conduct academic research on the terms, notions, cases and issues related to the field; to identify, comprehend, design and apply them through proper/correct methods and techniques. X
3 To transform the field knowledge into creative thinking skills. X
4 To be able to plan and carry out projects, related to the field, in conceptual and production process both as an individual and as a member of a group. To evaluate and share the results with society. X
5 To specify the field competencies and to develop a lifelong social responsibility and critical thinking ability.
6 To be able to use information technologies in the field effectively at the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
7 To have a good command of a foreign language at European Language Portfolio B1 Level and to be able to communicate with the colleagues and to follow the developments in the field.
8 To produce and carry out projects by using quantitative and qualitative data in the field and to share them with the professionals or non-professionals. X
9 To be aware of national and international values in art and design and to acquire professional ethics.
10 To transform the abstract and concrete concepts into creative thoughts and authentic works. X
11 To gain knowledge about culture and history of art and acquire an esthetical consciousness. X
12 To acquire sufficient knowledge and develop an awareness of the universal justice, cultural, ethical and natural preservation, and occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 1 4 4
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 4 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125