Code: 22088
Departament: Department of Sciences and Technology
Field of Study: Information and Communication Technologies
    1. scientific research 
    2. artistic experimentation
    3. research methodologies in science, technology and arts
Adérito Fernandes Marcos
Área Científica: Computer Science.

Course Description:
It aims at providing students a space for the development of scientific/artistic critical mind, while identifying and assimilating the main research processes, methodologies and practices in science, technology, and art and their intersection in the research and experimentation in the interdisciplinary area of computer art with special emphasis on graphic and audiovisual expression.

Upon completion of this learning unit (LU), the student should be able to:
  • Identify the fundaments and influences behind contemporary digital/computer art  and how graphic and audiovisual expression is integrated on it;
  • Discriminate various approaches and methods of artistic research, development and experimentation and explain its applicability to different types of research problems and questions;
  • Differentiate the different practices of research in areas related to information technology, computer science and art;
  • Write and evaluate short scientific papers and art installation proposals;
  • Evaluate and critique the description of a small research project (ex. Dissertation proposal).

- Research methods and techniques in science, art and design: theory, models and practices;
- Systematic methods of scientific information  research;
- Systematic research methods in design and art: artistic practice as research and innovation;
- Planning techniques of research projects in computer art with special emphasis on graphic and audiovisual expression;
- Elaboration of scientific and intervention texts in computer art;
- Techniques and practice of presentation and defense of texts and projects in computer art with special emphasis on graphic and audiovisual expression.

“A/R/Tography: Rendering Self Through Arts-Based Living Inquiry”, Irwin, R., De Cosson, A. (Eds). Pacific Educational Press (January 15, 2004), ISBN: 978-1895766707.
“aRt&D: Research and Development in Art”,  Brouwer, Joke, Mulder, A., and  Nigten, A. (eds.). (2005), NAi Publishers/V2-Organization, ISBN: 9789056623890;
“Art Practice as Research - Inquiry in the Visual Arts”, Sullivan, G., (2005), SAGE Publications, Inc., ISBN: 9781412905367;
"Visual Research: An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design”,  Noble, I., and  Bestley R,  (2005) AVA Publishing, ISBN: 978-2884790499;
“Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches”, Creswell, John W. 3rd ed (2008). London: Sage Publications. ISBN: 978-1412965576.

E-learning (fully online).

Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 23

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –