Playful research methods - new practices and technologies
|Starts:||13:00 15 Nov 2016|
|Ends:||17:00 15 Nov 2016|
|What is it:||Workshop|
Hosted by the Playfields team (University of Warwick & University of Manchester), co-hosted by methods@manchester
This workshop explores the potential and practices of playful research through a practical intervention: a playtest of a tool for playful fieldwork. Under the name Playfields, we are currently developing a prototype mobile app that facilitates play-based fieldwork and research for students. It puts into use emergent ideas around open, imaginative, performative and mobile methods. It also enrols new digital technology and the playful potential of maps in a unique creative learning and research experience.
We invite students with an interest in maps, games and creative approaches to methods to join us for this event. The workshop will consist of an introduction to playful research, an ideas-swap session and a playtest (which includes an outdoor activity). It will be a chance for participants to get acquainted with new creative methods and get inspiration for their own work.
Refreshments will be provided.
To book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a few words on your research and/or methods interests, which will help us structure the session. Places are limited.
Travel and Contact Information
The Old Abbey Taphouse