Documentation as a practice-led research tool for reflection on experiential knowledge

Forfattere

  • Maarit Mäkelä Aalto University
  • Nithikul Nimkulrat Estonian Academy of Arts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.1818

Sammendrag

Practice-led research has been under debate for three decades. One of its major issues concerns how the researcher who is also the practitioner documents and reflects on her creative process in relation to a research topic. This article reviews and discusses documentation and reflection in practice-led research through three cases of doctoral dissertations that were completed at Aalto University in Finland. Through the cases the article examines the role the documentation and reflection of creative processes and products in these studies. In conclusion, documentation in the practice-led research context functions as conscious reflection on and in action. Any means of documentation, for example diary writing, photographing, or sketching, can serve as a mode of reflection. 

Forfatterbiografier

Maarit Mäkelä, Aalto University

Department of Design

Nithikul Nimkulrat, Estonian Academy of Arts

Department of Textile Design

Nedlastinger

Publisert

2018-05-16

Hvordan referere

Mäkelä, M., & Nimkulrat, N. (2018). Documentation as a practice-led research tool for reflection on experiential knowledge. FormAkademisk - Forskningstidsskrift for Design Og Designdidaktikk, 11(2). https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.1818

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