The 2nd Summer School on Design Sciences Research is one of initiative between Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM); Community of Research (Humanities, Design & Creativity), Institute of Research Management & Innovation (IRMI), UiTM; Lund University, Sweden ; and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway in materialize joining activities. At the same time, it is intentionally to build networking on staff/student mobility, knowledge sharing, cultural exposure, education hub, and credit transfer. This program has been endorsed by the Office of International Affairs, UiTM.


Aims of the Course

The aims of the Summer School on Design Sciences Research are to make Young Researchers and/or 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 Young Researchers including 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 research 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 Summer School on Design Sciences Research runs over 4 days

· The course language is English.

· The number of participants is limited to ca. 20.

· Participants will have to attend both 2 modules.


Photos from the 1st Summer School on Design Sciences Research

· Date: September 17th - 20th, 2015.

· Venue: INTEKMA Resort & Convention Centre (IRCC), Persiaran Raja Muda, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.