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The process of analysis

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...The results of a literature review should not be a report, but an analysis of the issues or research topic you have chosen, complete with justification of your conclusions. This section aims to explain a few highly structured techniques...

Research approaches

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Your research project will involve the use of theory even though that theory may or may not be made explicit in the design framework of the proposal. How much you know about the theory that relates to your project at the beginning...

Creating the research framework

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...There are some common elements to research projects, which can be used to shape the whole activity. Here, we will discuss the key potential stages of a general approach. Decide on a problem A research project starts with a problem...

Making research credible: the influence of ethics

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Here are three more questions to ask yourself as a researcher. Reflect briefly on why you need to be asking these questions before looking at the explanations. Have I given consent? It might appear odd to ask yourself the same question...

Ideology in design

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...In the context of design, ideology relates to those beliefs we and perhaps groups we belong to have, for example the role of design or the purpose of design. Victor Papanek and Allan Chochinov strongly make a case that design is ‘dangerous’...

Empathy

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...We need to obtain a deep understanding of the person for whom you are designing and develop an empathy with them. One approach to this is to develop an empathy map to help you synthesize your observations of the situation and to enable you...

The influence of ethics

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...A number of ethical issues are likely to arise in both textual and visual research. This section discusses a number of key concepts that describe the system of ethical protections that contemporary research has created to try to protect...

Generating and refining research ideas

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Before you can refine your research into a research question or proposition, you need to generate some ideas. Have you ever wondered how creative artists, designers and inventors come up with their remarkable ideas? Even though idea...

Just Imagine if it were Possible

David Bramston

David Bramston is a Principal Lecturer at the School of Architecture & Design, College of Arts, University of Lincoln UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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YeLi

YeLi is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design at the School of Art & Design at the Chinese University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou, P.R. China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Idea Searching for Design : How to Research and Develop Design Concepts

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Personal experiences contribute to a broad array of creative triggers that can influence a design journey. Continually absorbed, seemingly random encounters and experiences can become pivotal in identifying credible and compelling...

The literature review

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins teaches Design Management at the Open University UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Research : The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...A literature review summarizes, interprets and evaluates existing ‘literature’ (or published material) in order to establish current knowledge of a subject. The purpose for doing so relates to ongoing research to develop that knowledge...