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Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design. It extends generic research processes into practice-based approaches more relevant to artists and designers, introducing wherever possible visual, interactive and collaborative methods. The Introduction and Chapter 1 'Planning the Journey' define the concept and value of 'practice-based' formal research, tracking the debate around its development and explaining key concepts and terminology. ’Mapping the Terrain’ then describes methods of contextualizing research in art and design (the contextual review, using reference material); ’Locating Your Position’ and ’Crossing the Terrain’ guide the reader through the stages of identifying an appropriate research question and methodological approach, writing the proposal and managing research information. Methods of evaluation and analysis are explored, and of strategies for reporting and communicating research findings are suggested. Appendices and a glossary are also included. Visualizing Research draws on the experience of researchers in different contexts and includes case studies of real projects. Although written primarily for postgraduate students, research supervisors, managers and academic staff in art and design and related areas, such as architecture and media studies, will find this a valuable research reference. An accompanying website www.visualizingresearch.info includes multimedia and other resources that complement the book.
The increasing interest in artistic research, especially in music, is throwing open doors to exciting ideas about how we generate new musical knowledge and understanding. This book examines the wide array of factors at play in innovative practice and how by treating it as research we can make new ideas more widely accessible. Three key ideas propel the book. First, it argues that artistic research comes from inside the practice and exists in a space that accommodates both objective and subjective observation and analyses because the researcher is the practitioner. It is a space for dialogue between apparently opposing binaries: the composer and the performer, the past and the present, the fixed and the fluid, the intellectual and the intuitive, the abstract and the embodied, the prepared and the spontaneous, the enduring and the transitory, and so on. It is not so much constructed in a logical, sequential manner in the way of the scientific method of doing research but more as a “braided” space, woven from many disparate elements. Second, the book articulates the notion that artistic research in music has its own verification procedures that need to be brought into the academy, especially in terms of the moderation of non-traditional research outputs, including the description of the criteria for allocation of research points for the purposes of data collection, as well as real world relevance and industry engagement. Third, by way of numerous examples of original and creative music making, it demonstrates in practical terms how exploration and experimentation functions as legitimate academic research. Many of the case studies deliberately cross boundaries that were previously assumed to be rigid and definite in order to blaze new musical trails, creating new collaborations and synergies.
This book details how research and development in art and design can be formulated, progressed, measured, and reviewed. It explores the challenges of interdisciplinary research and highlights its importance and significance for the future of research in art and design and its relationship to science and technology. The author looks at how creative processes and ideas are devised and how technology and its applications are changing these processes and the way in which research is developed and advanced. The use of digital environments in art and design, and the application of new frameworks, tools, and opportunities for the expression of new ideas and design are discussed. Research and Development in Art, Design and Creativity is an essential read for anyone interested in the concept of collaboration and communication and how this applies to art and its creation.
This book features 66 papers from the 2nd International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research, i-CADER 2015. It illustrates the wide range of opinions and interpretations, mediums and technologies, policies and methodologies in this field. The papers, which have been reviewed by 380 experts from around the world, underline the latest trans-disciplinary research in art and design education. Coverage examines organization and sustainable issues, including: creative processes, knowledge and experience, design industrial applications, sustainable design, visual communication and new media, art education research, cultural studies, teaching and learning implications on art, traditional knowledge, and new technologies for industries. In addition, the volume also explores innovative research trends in cross-disciplinary findings, combining methodology and theory. Overall, readers are provided with an insightful analysis of the latest research and advances in art and design education.
"This is a book about what the science of perception can tell us about visualization. There is a gold mine of information about how we see to be found in more than a century of work by vision researchers. The purpose of this book is to extract from that large body of research literature those design principles that apply to displaying information effectively"--
حين يكون المرء قد عاش طويلا في جو ثقافة بعينها , وحين يكون قد بذل قصاري جهده في أحيان كثيرة ليكتشف أصولها وطرق تطورها ,لابد أن يحس ذات يوم باغراء يدعوه إلي أن يدير ناظريه في الاتجاه المعاكس ويتساءل بينه وبين نفسه عما سيكونه المصير اللاحق لهذه الثقافة والتحولات التي لا مفر أن تنتابها , لكنه سرعان أن يكتشف أن ثمة عوامل عدة تنتقص من قيمة مثل هذا البحث . إن معظم الناس وجدوا أنفسهم مكرهين علي الاكتفاء بواحد من تلك المجالات أو بحفنة ضئيلة منها , وكلما كانت معلوماتنا عن الماضي والحاضر أقل , داخل حكمنا علي المستقبل المزيد من الريب والشكوك .

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