Using Visual Action Methods in the Research Process

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dc.contributor.author Sherringham, SJ
dc.contributor.author Serle, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2011, 5 (10), pp. 371 - 385
dc.identifier.issn 1833-1882
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18736
dc.description.abstract Human-centred, participatory and co-design approaches to designing often involve working in collaborative, interdisciplinary contexts. In such situations promoting collegial open environments and methods of engagement to bring forward and capture the ideas, opinions and perspectives of the participants for discussion is paramount. Visual action methods provide appropriate ways of promoting such environments, eliciting information, promoting discussion and facilitating consensus within group situations. These methods provide ways for gaining deeper understandings of the research situation that are appropriate to practice and research. Visual action research requires the design and development of tools and models of engagement that are suitable for capturing the voice of the stakeholders as both qualitative and quantitative information in the form of generative dialogues and visual artifacts. The co-creation of these rich pictures allows for disparate interdisciplinary groups to develop shared understandings. The picture holds the context and highlights the issues for discussion and development. This paper discusses participatory and co-design approaches as appropriate methods for developing design briefs for learning environments in higher education. These methods of research and design engagement are being used for the purpose of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Priority Project â A protocol for developing curriculum-led human-centred next generation learning environments in higher education. The study is drawing together theories and research from social design, appreciative enquiry, positive psychology, cultural theory to inform participatory design processes and bespoke tools that scaffold stakeholders in these engagements. The processes and bespoke tools endeavor to address the complex relations of people, âthingsâ, learning and space
dc.publisher Common Ground
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/13504509.2014.902868
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dc.title Using Visual Action Methods in the Research Process
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.number 10 en_US
dc.publocation Illinois USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 371 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 385 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120303 Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice
dc.personcode 021428
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Socio-political Constructions; Socio-spatial Constructions; Action Research; Participatory Design; Co-design; Play; Games; Ludic Space; Sensemaking. en_US
dc.description.keywords Socio-political Constructions
dc.description.keywords Socio-spatial Constructions
dc.description.keywords Action Research
dc.description.keywords Participatory Design
dc.description.keywords Co-design
dc.description.keywords Play
dc.description.keywords Games
dc.description.keywords Ludic Space
dc.description.keywords Sensemaking.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Teaching and Learning)
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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