Using Visual Action Methods in the Research Process

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dc.contributor.author Sherringham, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.author Serle, Sue en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000401 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sherringham Susan and Serle Sue 2011, 'Using Visual Action Methods in the Research Process', Common Ground, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 371-385. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1833-1882 en_US
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 a?? 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, a??thingsa??, learning and space en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Common Ground en_US
dc.title Using Visual Action Methods in the Research Process en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
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 en_US
dc.personcode 021428 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062572 en_US
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


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