Primary Research – Unstructured Interview

Today I had the opportunity to speak to a member of staff at Sheffield Hallam's wellness centre who specialises in offering therapy to students suffering with mental health issues. The interview was unstructured, I did however prepare some questions and topics of conversation before hand. 01 - Consent Form Before we began it was important... Continue Reading →

Ethics Workshop – Studio Day

Today we discussed and carried out tasks that would enable me to reflect on the meaning of ethics and the importance of it in my own practice. What is Ethics? Our class discussion began by defining the term ethics and what it means across an array of different cultures and how it translates. It was... Continue Reading →

The Millennium Gallery

This week I decided it would be beneficial to visit The Millennium Gallery which is located in the heart of Sheffield city centre. I'm hoping this visit will inspire me and give me some ideas as I've felt a¬†little deflated and un-motivated this week. Here I Am The Sheffield-based creators of Here I Am, Neil... Continue Reading →

Research Ethics: Checklist for Approval

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." - Potter Stewart Ethics is something that needs to be taken seriously when outlining and undertaking any form of primary research. Previously, I have discussed my proposal of using design probes and unstructured interviews to gain... Continue Reading →

Primary Research: Probes and Interviews

Aims and Objectives The research¬†aims to create a body of original work that will contribute to our understanding of Anxiety Disorder (AD). Using a cultural probe I will examine the differences between people who suffer with AD and those who do not. The probe encourages the participant to record actions and feelings intermittently throughout a... Continue Reading →

Why conduct original research?

Theory Supporting Practice As part of our Theory Supporting Practice (TSP) module I explored numerous different methodologies for conducting primary research including; practice-led research, ethnography, design probes, focus groups and interviews. "The overall aim of design research is to develop an accessible, robust body of knowledge that enhances our understanding of design processes, applications, methods... Continue Reading →

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