I’ve been teaching a course on design studies for almost ten years at the NABA School of Media Design and Multimedia Arts in Milan. It started out from my interest in design methodology and design process in real-world (digital) agency work, then, following subsequent stints in large R&D projects and back into the agency realm, I’ve continued to cultivate the topic. I’ve always pursued all of this as a practitioner – I’m not an academic – even though I think that I’ve reaped some good benefit from the exchange with all the people that I’ve met there over the years, students and fellows, be they professionals or academics or both.
I’ll include here a very quick list of references on the topic, should you be interested in having something more.
First of all, two or three links on John Chris Jones, a contemporary classic; when I stumbled upon his Internet and Everyone back in 2000, I realized what could it mean thinking about design in our times (and in doing so, it greatly helped me in getting a better understanding of what I was doing or trying to do as a professional).
Then, my latest course notes (unfortunately in Italian only) have a list of books, slides and videos (actually most of them in English), mainly as a backup of class discussion.
I think it’s also worthwhile to keep mentioning here this list of videos wonderfully discussed by Bill Buxton as examples of sketching methods and cases.