Proposal: create research methods tool box course for consideration as part of core curriculum

Rationale: Empathy is not a state of mind or an attitude; it is a verb. We tell our students "you are not the user" but we equip them with too few tools to find about what users need and want. Research is just as hard as good design and rocket science. But accurate and valid research is even more important than either one because even the best design or the most brilliant engineering leads to failure when it is based on false premises about the problem being solved.

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