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M2R - Design Research

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  • Places available
    16
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
    French
Présentation
Objectives

The goal of the Master’s degree “Research in Design” is to prompt students to question contemporary life forms through projects and research in design. The goal of the second year is to continue the training in design research with an emphasis on research tools and practice for which each student will develop a personal focus.

Location
GIF SUR YVETTE
PARIS 04
PARIS 11
PALAISEAU
Course Prerequisites

Entry profiles for this programme are diverse: - École Normale students having completed a first year at ENS Paris-Saclay, - or students trained at the French Ministry of National Education's school of applied arts or the Ministry of Culture's art and design school at M1 level at least - or students in the first year of Master's courses in design or in other creation/design fields.

Skills
  • COMMUNICATE USING WRITTEN AND ORAL LANGUAGE in French and English.

  • IDENTIFY AND TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE AESTHETIC, ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES OF DESIGN.

  • ACQUIRE TECHNICAL SKILLS ROOTED IN THE PRACTICE OF DESIGN.

  • ESTABLISH A RESEARCH PROCESS USING DESIGN AS THE SUBJECT, MODE OF APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY.

  • EXERCISE CRITICAL JUDGMENT AND ELABORATE RELEVANT RESEARCH HYPOTHESES.

  • SHARE AND PROMOTE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH USING MARKETING TOOLS.

Post-graduate profile

Students acquire solid research experience in their area of expertise, which naturally steers them towards a doctoral programme and a designer-researcher profile.

Career prospects

This Master's opens up a wide range of opportunities, including further studies at doctoral level, careers in teaching at tertiary-level or in research, and jobs that require specific research skills:
- academic career as an assistant professor (at the university as well as in the MEN or Ministry of Culture schools),
- positions of responsibility in the R&D departments of large companies seeking designers who have a capacity for critical thinking, stemming from their research training,
- development of a post (in an agency or similar) that features a research dimension, a requirement now frequently demanded in this field,
- public institutions, etc.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Centre de Recherche du Design.

Programme
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Revues de projet collectives 3 2
Immersion en laboratoire : premières enquêtes 3
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Recherche(s) en design et théorie(s) du projet associée(s) 4 10 20
Introduction à l'enquête qualitative en sciences sociales 2 16
Écriture de la recherche 3 12
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Séminaire, question transversale de recherche 1 : Post-petroleum design 1 15
Philosophie des techniques pour le design 3 20
Atelier in situ au Centre Pompidou : Image, Forme et Information 3 15
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Studio expérimental ENSCI 3 40
Intensif Design & cognitives sciences 3 16 14
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Module : image et documentation 5 20 10
Immersion en laboratoire : stage de recherche (2 mois min) 6
Encadrement individualisé : suivi des mémoires et des projets de recherches 8
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Séminaire, question transversale de recherche 2 : Domestication of technology 1 15
Conférences du M2R 4 18
Atelier à la rencontre des praticiens : outils et langages de la recherche en création 2 16
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Workshop recherche ENS 3 31 14
Design & informatics 3 16 14
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 22/03/2022 to 22/04/2022
Compulsory supporting documents
  • A short note, exploring your statement of intend in terms of research project, would be expected in case of interview.

  • Motivation letter.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Portfolio.

    (A portfolio will be expected in case of interview.)
Additional supporting documents
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

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