POSSIBILITY OF THE USAGE OF THE VISUAL RESEARCH METHODS WITHIN THE DESIGN EDUCATION

Andra Irbite, Aina Strode

Abstract


Young people are forming and will form the environment of today and tomorrow. This reinforces the necessity of the young generation’s active involvement in the promotion of positive change. This approach cannot be otherwise as systemic and impossible without research and data analysis. Visual research methods, which are self-evident in design and art, are widely used in a number of other disciplines. To achieve an objective and reliable results, they often are combined with quantitative, analytic, generative and other methods. The aim of the paper - to discuss the ways of visual research methods' use in combination with systemic design thinking approach in finding new solutions in promotion of strategies for environmental and social change. Research methods – analysis of literature and case study. The results of the research show that images can be used to document the reality and can help students in the intellectual formation of concepts and strategies.

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visual research methods; images; design thinking; concepts; strategies; education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2017vol4.2319

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