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CCDN271: Design as Inquiry T ri 1, 2011 Assignment one: annotated bibliography Deliverables: annotated bibliography of 5 sources [following APA style] Submission format: word document or word compatible, saved to the R-drive and submitted as a printed document to your tutor Assessment: 15%of final grade Due: Friday 18 March 2011 Description: Students will produce an annotated bibliography describing 5 sources, 4 of which must be scholarly sources. This bibliography will serve three principle aims: firstly, to help students narrow and define their research topic area, and secondly, to help students refine (or gain) research skills, and lastly, to assist students in developing an individual methodology of critical design. Brief: Assignment 1 will serve help you define your research area and assist in the development of your own critical investigation of design—aprimary objective of this course. Assignment 1 asksthoroughly research your topic area in order to composean annotated bibliography of a minimum of 5 sources, 4 of which must be scholarly sources. Expectations: • clearly defined topic area reflected in selection of sources • minimum of 5 sources,4 of which must be scholarly—e.g. scholarly texts are typically books, peer-reviewed articles, or other academic published sources. • annotations for each source included in bibliography following proper APAstyle • each annotation should be roughly 2-3 sentencesand should summarise the principle argument/s and scopeof the text aswell asits relevance to your investigation and overall merit Example: • annotation: Benyus, Janine M (1997). Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: Morrow. In Biomimicry Janine Benyus sets out the principle tenets of a design methodology rooted in the scientific study of nature. Benyusarguesthat the study of natural systems, infrastructures, and solutions offers designers models and strategies that can coexist harmoniously with nature, rather than dominating and exploiting it. In the first seven chapters, Benyus establishesthe theoretical and ethical background for her argument, as well asa series of examples of biomimicry at work in science and design. In the final chapter, which addressesindustrial ecology, Benyus outlines "ten lessons" that an ecologically aware company, culture, or economy should practice, and arguesthat in following these lessonswe will establish a healthier, more symbiotic relationship with our natural environment.

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