The aims of the Summer School on Engineering Design Research are to make PhD students who are working on topics related to Design Science better qualified and equipped for their research by (i) helping them select a theoretical foundation and develop a research approach, and (ii) encouraging discussion and collaboration.
The objectives are to provide the participants with:
- insight into existing design theories and models to enable the selection of a suitable theoretical foundation,
- an overview of design research methods to enable them to develop the most appropriate approach for their own research,
- an interactive environment in which individual research topics are presented to and discussed with other participants and the lecturers,
- the opportunity to get to know and learn from other researchers and develop long-term collaborations.
To achieve the objectives, participants are actively engaged in the Summer School: the emphasis is on discussions and exercises based around the research projects of the participants.
The Summer School is suitable for PhD students who have decided on a research topic, have undertaken a literature study, have formulated first aims and objectives and have an initial plan of work. For a three-year PhD, this will normally be at the end of the first year; for a four- or five-year PhD, at the end of the second year.
Conditions of Participation
- The course language is English.
- The number of participants is limited to max. 20. Therefore, you have to apply for participation.
- In case of over-subscription the course organisers will select, based on the criteria stated in the prerequisites; in addition, the number of participants of a single university may be limited.
- Participants will have to attend both weeks
The total fee including full-board accommodation is 1,300 Euro. For members of the Design Society or candidates of institutes with a group membership the fee is 1,250 Euro (www.designsociety.org). (Note that this reduction alone pays for more than two years of associate membership in the Design Society at 20 £/year.)
The fee includes for both weeks: accommodation (from Sunday to Saturday in both weeks), all meals during the stay from supper on the day of arrival (Sunday) to breakfast on the day of departure (Saturday), refreshments during the breaks, hand-outs of the presentations, background material (provided via Dropbox), and the book “DRM, a Design Research Methodology”. Only the costs of travelling and insurance are not included.
The payment will be done directly via the conference management system (https://www.conferencemanager.dk/ssedr2020/) by credit card or bank transfer – after you have received the acceptance mail. Detailed information about payment will be shared in due time with the accepted students.
Certificate of Participation
All participants will be registered at the Technical University of Denmark, from which they receive an official certificate. The course leads to 5 ECTS points. Whether or not these points are recognised depends on each participant’s university and PhD program.