An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design

Author: Ian Noble,Russell Bestley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411603

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 9768

A guide to the practice of researching for graphic design projects. It explains key theories; examines the importance of audience, communication theory, semiotics and semantics.
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eine Einführung in die wissenschaftliche Methodologie des Graphik-Design

Author: Ian Noble,Russell Bestley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830713081

Category:

Page: 192

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Author: Marcus Banks,David Zeitlyn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473926807

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2781

The second edition of this popular text confirms the book’s status as an important forerunner in the field of visual methods. Combining the theoretical, practical and technical the authors discuss changing technologies, the role of the internet and the impact of social media. Presenting an interdisciplinary guide to visual methods they explore both the creation and interpretation of visual images and their use within different methodological approaches. This clear, articulate book is full of practical tips on publishing and presenting the results of visual research and how to use film and photographic archives. This book will be an indispensable guide for anyone using or creating visual images in their research.
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Author: Sarah Pink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446226957

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6554

'[T]hose already proficient in ethnographic methods will find Doing Visual Ethnography a foray into what should be an increasingly normative terrain and what is certainly a much-needed addition to the literature. They will be challenged to simultaneously take on new methodological conceits and their application beyond traditional boundaries' - Library & Information Science Research Following on from the success of Doing Visual Ethnography, this fully revised and updated second edition explores the use and potential of photography, video and hypermedia in ethnographic and social research. It offers a reflexive approach to theoretical, methodological, practical and ethical issues of using these media now that they are increasingly being incorporated into field research. Sarah Pink adopts the viewpoint that visual research methods should be rooted in a critical understanding of local and academic visual cultures, the visual media and technologies being used and the ethical issues they raise. The book demonstrates that these new challenges that shape ethnographic knowledge can be met by understanding the reflexivity and experience through which visual and ethnographic materials are produced and interpreted. New to the Second Edition: - General updating of figures, terminology and literature to bring the book up-to-date with recent innovations in theory, practice and technology - Annotated reading lists added to each chapter to guide the reader to further literature - Completely rewritten chapter on digital technology to ensure the text is in line with the latest developments in technology and methodological thinking Drawing from her own experiences of using photography, video and hypermedia in research, as well as the work of others, the author follows the research process from project design, planning and implementing and practising fieldwork to analysis and representation, suggesting how visual images and technologies can be combined to form an integrated process throughout the different stages of research. The Second Edition of Doing Visual Ethnography is an excellent resource for students of sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, media studies, and those doing ethnographic and qualitative research. It also provides valuable reading for researchers and postgraduates.
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An Introduction to Research Methods in Graphic Design

Author: Russell Bestley,Ian Noble

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474232914

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 5333

Packed with more than 200 colour illustrations, Visual Research explores a range of research methods that can be used by graphic designers and visual communicators in the development of clear and purposeful design solutions. The book introduces key terms and theories that underlie design research; examining the importance of visual grammar and design literacy, audience, communication theory and semiotics. Each chapter features case studies that demonstrate how the use of research methods can form the basis of effective visual communication and design problem solving, eschewing end product analysis for a discussion of the way research feeds into the design process. The third edition features new case studies in each chapter, updated design exercises and a new chapter on design-led tools and information design methods, in relation to both print and on-screen design.
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Author: Michael Emmison,Philip Smith,Margery Mayall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446272109

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 2650

This second edition provides an excellent overview of the field by covering the traditional themes and current trends in image centred photographic visual inquiry but extends this by demonstrating the rich possibilities available through the analysis of everyday objects, places and interactions. The book includes chapters on researching 2D and 3D visual data, along with lived and living visual data, and also features a brand new chapter on researching the virtual world of the internet. Drawing on theoretical traditions as diverse as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and material culture studies, the second edition provides an invaluable guide for researchers interested in conducting innovative visual inquiry. Packed with exercises and projects, the book makes it easy for students to undertake their own research with limited resources and budget. The new edition also features helpful icons alerting researchers to important ethical considerations that are vital in the field of visual research. Generously illustrated with images and diagrams, this new edition is the perfect companion to those doing projects, dissertations or theses involving visual research.
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Arts-Based Research Practice

Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462513328

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 5420

"This book presents the first comprehensive introduction to arts-based research (ABR) practices, which scholars in multiple disciplines are fruitfully using to reveal information and represent experiences that traditional methods cannot capture. Each of the six major ABR genres/m-/narrative inquiry, poetry, music, performance, dance, and visual art/m-/is covered in chapters that introduce key concepts and tools and present an exemplary research article by a leading ABR practitioner. Patricia Leavy discusses the kinds of research questions these innovative approaches can address and offers practical guidance for applying them in all phases of a research project, from design and data collection to analysis, interpretation, representation, and evaluation. Chapters include checklists to guide methodological decision making, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources"--
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Inquiry in Visual Arts

Author: Graeme Sullivan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974518

Category: Education

Page: 281

View: 414

Art Practice as Research, Second Edition continues to present a compelling argument that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. The text explores themes, practices, and contexts of artistic inquiry and positions them within the discourse of research. Sullivan argues that legitimate research goals can be achieved by choosing different methods than those offered by the social sciences. The common denominator in both approaches is the attention given to rigor and systematic inquiry. Artists emphasize the role of the imaginative intellect in creating, criticizing, and constructing knowledge that is not only new but also has the capacity to transform human understanding.
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An Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials

Author: Gillian Rose

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412921910

Category: Computers

Page: 287

View: 6260

Comprehensively revised and updated the Second Edition of the bestselling Visual Methodologies provides a critical introduction to the study and interpretation of visual culture. The Second Edition contains: - a completely new chapter on how to use the book - each chapter follows the same structure, making comparisons between methods easier - three extra chapters, each discussing a method not covered in the First Edition
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Workshop, Manual and Compendium

Author: Markus Weisbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783959051682

Category:

Page: 220

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The second in a series of publications documenting the work coming out of the Space for Visual Research workshop at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, this volume logs the recent visual experiments conducted at the laboratory using physics, chemistry, optics and reproduction technologies.
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Second Edition

Author: Simon Seivewright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411700

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 6293

Research is fundamental to the success of any fashion-related project and in Research and Design, you explore what research is and where to find inspiration
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Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226065693

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 788

Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to The Craft of Research for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams present a completely revised and updated version of their classic handbook. Like its predecessor, this new edition reflects the way researchers actually work: in a complex circuit of thinking, writing, revising, and rethinking. It shows how each part of this process influences the others and how a successful research report is an orchestrated conversation between a researcher and a reader. Along with many other topics, The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of thoughtful yet critical readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?" Celebrated by reviewers for its logic and clarity, this popular book retains its five-part structure. Part 1 provides an orientation to the research process and begins the discussion of what motivates researchers and their readers. Part 2 focuses on finding a topic, planning the project, and locating appropriate sources. This section is brought up to date with new information on the role of the Internet in research, including how to find and evaluate sources, avoid their misuse, and test their reliability. Part 3 explains the art of making an argument and supporting it. The authors have extensively revised this section to present the structure of an argument in clearer and more accessible terms than in the first edition. New distinctions are made among reasons, evidence, and reports of evidence. The concepts of qualifications and rebuttals are recast as acknowledgment and response. Part 4 covers drafting and revising, and offers new information on the visual representation of data. Part 5 concludes the book with an updated discussion of the ethics of research, as well as an expanded bibliography that includes many electronic sources. The new edition retains the accessibility, insights, and directness that have made The Craft of Research an indispensable guide for anyone doing research, from students in high school through advanced graduate study to businesspeople and government employees. The authors demonstrate convincingly that researching and reporting skills can be learned and used by all who undertake research projects. New to this edition: Extensive coverage of how to do research on the internet, including how to evaluate and test the reliability of sources New information on the visual representation of data Expanded bibliography with many electronic sources
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Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and Understanding what They Really Need

Author: Jenn Visocky O'Grady,Ken Visocky O'Grady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592629

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 2370

"Understanding the wishes of a client and the needs and preferences of the audience drives innovation. The ability to gather research, analyze findings, and apply them to project goals is as important to successful design teams as their conceptual and aesthetic skills. This essential handbook will help readers understand what design research is and why it is necessary, outline proven techniques and methods, and explain how to incorporate them into any creative process."--Page [4] of cover.
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Awakening Visions

Author: Stephen Spencer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134014457

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 1867

Visual Research Methods is a guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use a visual dimension in their research. This book offers an integrated approach to doing visual research, showing the potential for building convincing case studies using a mix of visual forms including: archive images, media, maps, objects, buildings, and video interviews. Examples of the visual construction of ‘place’, social identity and trends of analysis are given in the first section of the book, whilst the essays in the second section highlight the astonishing creativity and innovation of four visual researchers. Each detailed example serves as a touchstone of quality and analysis in research, with themes ranging from the ethnography of a Venezuelan cult goddess to the forensic photography of the skeleton of a fourteenth-century nobleman. They give a keen sense of the motives, philosophies and benefits of using visual research methods. This volume will be of practical interest to those embarking on visual research as well as more experienced researchers. Key concerns include the power of images and their changing significance in a world of cross – mediation, techniques of analysis and ethical issues, and how to unlock the potential of visual data for research.
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Author: Carol A. Bailey

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412936500

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 8994

Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of A Guide to Field Research is designed to assist undergraduate students and other beginning field researchers in carrying out their first qualitative studies. Its rich examples from classic ethnographies, as well as examples generated by the author herself, help bring alive the abstract principles of field research.
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Author: Michael I. Posner

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609189876

Category: Psychology

Page: 514

View: 7674

This authoritative reference provides a comprehensive examination of the nature and functions of attention and its relationship to broader cognitive processes. The editor and contributors are leading experts who review the breadth of current knowledge, including behavioral, neuroimaging, cellular, and genetic studies, as well as developmental and clinical research. Chapters are brief yet substantive, offering clear presentations of cutting-edge concepts, methods, and findings. The book addresses the role of attention deficits in psychological disorders and normal aging and considers the implications for intervention and prevention. It includes 85 illustrations. New to This Edition*Significant updates and many new chapters reflecting major advances in the field.*Important breakthroughs in neuroimaging and cognitive modeling.*Chapters on the development of emotion regulation and temperament.*Expanded section on disorders, including up-to-date coverage of ADHD as well as chapters on psychopathy and autism.*Chapters on cognitive training and rehabilitation.
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Author: David Collett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584883251

Category: Mathematics

Page: 410

View: 7222

Critically acclaimed and resoundingly popular in its first edition, Modelling Survival Data in Medical Research has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many developments and advances--particularly in software--made in the field over the last 10 years. Now, more than ever, it provides an outstanding text for upper-level and graduate courses in survival analysis, biostatistics, and time-to-event analysis.The treatment begins with an introduction to survival analysis and a description of four studies that lead to survival data. Subsequent chapters then use those data sets and others to illustrate the various analytical techniques applicable to such data, including the Cox regression model, the Weibull proportional hazards model, and others. This edition features a more detailed treatment of topics such as parametric models, accelerated failure time models, and analysis of interval-censored data. The author also focuses the software section on the use of SAS, summarising the methods used by the software to generate its output and examining that output in detail. Profusely illustrated with examples and written in the author's trademark, easy-to-follow style, Modelling Survival Data in Medical Research, Second Edition is a thorough, practical guide to survival analysis that reflects current statistical practices.
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Author: Jörg Helbig,Arno Russegger,Rainer Winter

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3869621141

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 7092

Visuelle Kultur ist zu einem wichtigen interdisziplinären Forschungsfeld geworden. Die Dominanz der Bilder und ihre globale Zirkulation in der Gegenwart haben in der Wissenschaft zu einer Hinwendung zum Bildlichen geführt, dessen Bedeutung und Relevanz herausgestellt und analysiert wird. Erforscht wird vor allem die kulturelle Konstruktion des Visuellen. Wie wird durch kulturelle Bildpraxen Bedeutung in einer zunehmend visuellen Welt geschaffen und übermittelt? Vor diesem Hintergrund versammelt der vorliegende Band unterschiedliche Zugänge, die an verschiedenen Medien zeigen, wie komplex das Verhältnis von Wirklichkeit und visueller Vermittlung und wie zentral es für das Verständnis unserer Welt ist.
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A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS

Author: John Krygier,Denis Wood

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181670

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 7112

Acclaimed for its innovative use of visual material, this book is engaging, clear, and compelling—exactly how an effective map should be. Nearly every page is organized around maps and other figures (many in full color) that illustrate all aspects of map making, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices. The book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, symbols, color, and type. Readers are invited to think critically about both the technical features and social significance of maps as they learn to create better maps of their own. New to This Edition*Extensively revised and expanded core chapters on map design.*An annotated map design exemplar is used to show how the concepts in each chapter play out on an actual map.*Updated to reflect current technological developments.*Larger size and redesigned pages make the book even more user friendly.
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