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Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas | The Design Process

NYUAD Art Gallery | Reading Room
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:15 am


  1. Attendance list
  2. Lectures (PDFs) and other resources (7 GB!) will be available through NYU classes
  3. We have a second book (Wohoo!)
  4. Any questions about the readings?

Overture: Theme of the Day => The Design Process

  • Presentation of Gantt Charts (homework for today!)
  • What is design research? ⇒ explain the differences between the following perspectives:
    • Research about Design
    • Research as Design
    • Research through Design
  • The iterative Design Process
  • Sharing the pictures/images of the chairs…


  1. Reading: Research Methods for Product Design (p. 78)
  2. Idea development: Think about three stools you would like to design. Create a mood board for each one (3×1=3!).
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