Design Experiments


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st and 2nd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this course is to give the student the opportunity to make a mini design research experiment, where the student study one specific and narrow focus area/choosen subject. This mini design experiment will develop the student’s ability to define and frame a specific topic and to explore this through experimental and scientific experimentation. The student will create findings that can be realted to the praxis of designing with light and/or be used as a experimental reference for semester project reports of LiD9 or Master Theses.

Learning objectives


  • Understand theories and processes within design reserach
  • Understand the potentials of designing with knowledge
  • Understand how to create knowledge through experiemnts


  • Identify and frame appropriate knowledge in a very specific subject
  • Define hypothesis for design eksperiments
  • Develop design eksperiments based on hypothesis
  • Communicate the findings in a praxis or theoretical context


  • Select and synthesize knowledge and theories and define and excecute a design eksperiment
  • Create and communicate new knowledge within a specific subject based on the findings from the eksperiment

Type of instruction

The types of instruction for this course are listed in § 17 and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.



Name of examDesign Experiments
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign eksperimenter
Module codeMSNLIDM3202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Lighting Design
Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design