FFD 661 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Art, Science and Design
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 661
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to explore new possibilities and approaches in design research by developing a new practice in a dialogue with science enquiry together with art theory.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • develop their own creative, theoretical and practical abilities for developing a critical insight into design research through art and science,
  • familiarize themselves with a wide range of interdisiplinary research positions within the art-science-design field(s),
  • produce a high level academic outcome (paper, project etc.) that synthesizes the knowledge acquired from the course.
  • analyze and discuss the history, theory, philosophy and discourse of art and science interaction at an advanced level
  • extend their design knowledge and understanding within an interdisciplinary approach of art and science interaction
Course Content This course is a research based course that can be studied either on a theoretical route or theory-practice route. The course has been designed to offer a new insight to the design research in response to the growing interest of the interdisciplinary state of art and science collaboration in an academic context. Readings, screenings and discussions of related literature will be the main education tool for the course.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course: Openning up the question -
2 Art and Science: Definitions - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 1 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
3 Relationship of Art and Scientific Research - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 2 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
4 How does research function in art? - - - Term Paper introduction - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 3 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
5 Technology: Definition - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 4 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
6 Assimilation of art into research and commercial production - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 5 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
7 Similarities and differences between art and science HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 6 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
8 MIDTERM Term Paper Proposal 1st Draft
9 Theory and problematic of the integration of art and scientific research through technology - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 7 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
10 Distinction between scientific worldviews and critical theory - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 8 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
11 Design and Design Thinking - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 9 Reading: 3) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 4) TBA
12 Art, Science, Design and Technology - - - HW+SW(Sheet of Boxes) 10 Reading: 1) Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) 2) TBA
13 Term Paper Proposal Final Draft Individual study and research
14 Term Paper discussions and critique - - - Student Presentations Individual study and research
15 Term Paper discussions and critique Individual study and research
16 Term Paper Final Review Submission

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Stephen Wilson, Information Arts: Intersection of Art, Science, and Technology, MIT Press (2002) ISBN-13: 978-0262731584

Jaffe, Klaus.  What Is Science? : An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Marryland: University Press of America, 2010.

Press, Mike and Cooper, Rachel.  The Design Experience : The Role of Design and Designers in the Twenty-First Century. New York:Routledge, 2016.

Heskett, John. Title:Design: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Suggested Readings/Materials

David Edwards, Artscience, Creativity in the Post-Google Generation, Harvard University Press (2008) ISBN 9780674034648; Eirik J. Irgens, “Art, science and the challenge of management education” Scandinavian Journal of Management 30 (2014) 30, pp. 86-94 ISSN: 0956-5221; Ruth E. Brennan, “Re-storying marine conservation: Integrating art and science to explore and articulate ideas, visions and expressions of marine space” Ocean and Coastal Management 162 (2018), pp. 110-126 ISSN: 0964-5691; Tibor S. Balint and Paul Pangaro “Design space for space design: Dialogs through boundary objects at the intersections of art, design, science, and engineering” Acta Astronautica 134 (2017), pp. 41-53 ISSN: 0094-5765, “Merging art and design in foresight: Making sense of Emerge” Futures 70 (2015), pp. 24-35 ISSN: 0016-3287; Aysel Yavuz “As An Approach To Improving Creativity In Design Education; Art Of Painting” Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 141 (2014), pp. 741-747 ISSN: 1877-0428; R. Keith Sawyer “Teaching creativity in art and design studio classes: A systematic literature review” Educational Research Review 22 (2017), pp. 99-113 ISSN: 1747-938X; Robert Farrell and Cliff Hoker “Design, science and wicked problems” Design Studies 34 (2013), pp. 681-705 ISSN: 0142-694X; Gretchen Gano “Starting with Universe: Buckminster Fuller’s Design Science Now” Futures 70 (2015), pp. 56-64 ISSN: 0016-3287; Per Galle and Peter Kroes “Science and design: Identical twins?” Design Studies 35 (2014), pp. 201-231 ISSN: 0142-694X; J.S. Rao “Creativity in design-Science to engineering model” Mechanism and Machine Theory 125 (2018), pp.52-79 ISSN: 0094-114X. Helfand, Jessica. Title:Design : The Invention of Desire. Yale University Press, 2016. 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
10
25
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
35
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
14
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
10
5
Presentation / Jury
1
9
Project
1
45
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
3
Final Exam
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

to be able to develop scientific expertise and capabilities in the field of design studies by using creative and critical thinking as well as research skills; innovatively contributing to the discipline through new ideas, 

X
2

to be able to comprehend the interaction across various disciplines related to the field of design reaching at original conclusions via using new and complex analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills,

X
3

to be able to develop new strategic approaches to solve unforeseen complex issues in design practice through integrative and creative elaboration,

X
4

to be able to conduct independent research, analyze scientific phenomena through a broad, deep and critical perspective, arrive at new syntheses and evaluations in design discipline,

X
5

to be able to publish scientific articles in reputable refereed journals, present papers in scientific conferences in the field of design and its sub-disciplines,

X
6

to be able to develop effective communication skills to scientifically present and defend original ideas to an expert audience,

X
7

to be able to conduct affective team work in the field of design,

X
8

to be able to use the English language fluently for both comprehending scientific publications and developing proper communication with foreign colleagues,

X
9

to be able to contribute to the process of transforming into an " information society", by following the technological, social and cultural developments on both academic and professional grounds continuously,

X
10

to be able to develop skills of designing and producing unique models and products that will be certificated as registered design, trade mark and patents.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest