Fall '16
Topics in Computational Design
  <Research Methods>
 

In reading sections, B is Booth et al. (2008) and W is Williams (2002).
You should periodically check this website to get your Assignments.

Date

Lecture

Reading

Assignment

W1:
9/1
+ Introduction to the Course + (B) Ch. 16  
W2:
9/6, 9/8
+ A Structure of the Thesis
+ Definition of Research (Whiteboard)
+ (B) Ch. 16 + Writing a Rsearch Proposal (Due: 9/27)
W3:
9/9, 9/13
+ Definition of Research (Whiteboard)
+ Context, Problem and Response
+ (B) Ch. 1, Ch. 16
W4:
9/15, 9/20
+ Mid-Autumn Festival (Holiday!!!)
+ Thinking in Print: The Uses of Research, Public and Private
+ Connecting with your reader
+ (B) Ch. 2, Ch. 16
W5:
9/22, 9/23
+ Andrew Li's Lecture
+ From Topics to Questions
+ (B) Ch. 3, Ch. 16
W6:
9/27, 9/29
+ Andrew Li's Lecture
+ An Example of Bibliography
+ From Topics to Questions
+ From Questions to a Problem
+ (B) Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 16
W7:
10/4, 10/6
+ From Questions to a Problem
+ No Class!!! (Preparing your Writing Assignment and Back to Normal)
+ (B) Ch. 4, Ch. 16 + Writing your topic, question, significance & potential practical application (Due: 10/11)
W8:
10/11, 10/13
+ Scientific Research 1
+ Matrix
+ Scientific Research 2
+ From Problems to Sources
+ (B) Ch. 5, Ch. 6, Ch. 16
+ Read William's Style Book
+Writing your Related Work with bibliography (Due: 10/27)
W8:
10/18, 10/20
+ No Class!!! (Preparing your Related Work and Back to Normal)
+ Mid-term EXAM
+ (B) Ch. 7
W9:
10/25, 10/27
+ Mid-term EXAM
+ Scientific Research 2
+ (B) Ch. 7
W10:
11/1, 11/3
+ Science & Design
+ Making Good Arguments
+ (B) Ch. 7
W11:
11/8, 11/10
+ Making Good Arguments
+ Making Claims
+ Guidelines for writing a research proposal
+ (B) Ch. 8 + Complete your Introduction and Related Work (Due: 11/17)
W12:
11/15, 11/17
+ Methodology (Qualitative Methodology)


W13:
11/22, 11/24
+ Engineering Design Methods

W14:
11/29, 12/1
+ Engineering Design Methods
+ Quantitative Methodology

+ Complete your Methodology (Due: 12/6)
W15:
12/6, 12/8
+ Students' Presentation (Methodology)
+ Andrew Li's Lecture

+ Submit your final report (Due: 12/15)
W16:
12/13, 12/15
+ Andrew Li's Lecture
+ Wrap up the course