Mitchell Centre Seminar Series: Sian Joel-Edgar
|Starts:||16:00 5 Nov 2014|
|Ends:||17:30 5 Nov 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
'The inter-disciplinary design studio: social choice and meaning in the creative process' Sian Joel-Edgar, University of Exeter Business School
In the context of design as a social construction, my presentation will focus upon the articulation and observation of social choices that designers make in the artistic reflective process of three inter-disciplinary design studios in Scotland.
I will discuss the ethnographic network analysis approach that was used and the practicalities of its application to two undergraduate design studios and a professional practice.
I will also present the themes that emerged from the ethnographic field research: the importance and role of the artefact in the social network of the studio, the layers of meaning to the persons who were sought for creative advice and the evolution of the network as design needs changed.
Finally I will talk about aspects of the research that I would like to move forward: consequences and reactions to being presented with your own ego-nets, the entrepreneurial artisan and how creative networks compare.
Role: Research Fellow
Organisation: University of Exeter Business School
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street