THE MATTER OF METHODS IN DESIGN RESEARCH
- 24 October, 2016, 0900 – 1200
- AHO Conference Centre
We wish to invite academic staff and students across all institutes and research centres at AHO to a research seminar about ways of thinking about and framing research methods. In design-related disciplines students and researchers use a wide variety of visual techniques and methods (drawing, sketching, model making, photography, video making, mapping etc.) to think, create, and communicate. However, a major challenge they face is how to reflect on, analyze, and give accounts of the means by which these practices contribute to knowledge making, on an epistemological and ontological level.
Seminar Leader: Henry Mainsah
This seminar will address a number of questions about relationships between design and research such as: what challenges do researchers that engage in design based inquiry face with regards to reflecting on and giving methodological accounts of research? What innovations can design tools and techniques propose for research methodology?
Invited guests for this event include:
Jessica Hemmings – National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Annette Markham – Aarhus University, Dept. of Digital Design and Information Studies
Nerea Calvillo – University of Warwick, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
In addition to the guests, there will be a couple of presenters from the Centre for Design Research at AHO. Each presenter will speak for 15 minutes; there will then be 5 minute response/reflection/ discussion from an assigned opponent, then 10 minutes open discussion.
Registration deadline: interested participants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 14.
09.15: Henry Mainsah
Visualisations of invisible agents as experimental methods of designing and inquiring the environment
09.30: Nerea Calvillo
Creating digital artifacts for future historians and archeologists: A future oriented methodology
1000: Annette Markham
Writing on Making
10.40: Jessica Hemmings
“How do you know what you know?” the challenge of composing the methods chapter
11.10: Henry Mainsah