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Research Methods:



Design Research : Methods and Perspectives

by Brenda Laurel
'this book help designers to investigate people, form, and process in ways that can make their work more potent and more delightful. Introduces designers to the many research tools'

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Visual Research : An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design

by Ian Noble, Russell Bestley
Publisher: AVA Publishing, 2005
'quantitative and qualitative research methods in visual communication. Fully illustrated with eye-opening real-life case studies, it focuses on the relatively unexplored process of design analysis.'

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Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials
by Gillian Rose
Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2001
'Overview of different reaserch methods for understanding the visual'
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Image-Based Research
by Jon Prosser
Publisher: Falmer Press, 1998
'covers a broad scope, including theory and the research process; and provides practical examples of how image-based research is applied in the field.'
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Researching the Visual: Images, Objects, Contexts and Interactions in Social and Cultural Inquiry
by Michael J Emmison, Philip D Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2000
'this book reviews the contributions of traditions as diverse as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and material culture studies and demonstrates their potential application for the visual researcher. '
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Doing Visual Ethnography: Images, Media and Representation in Research
by Michael J Emmison, Philip D Smith
Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2000
'this book reviews the contributions of traditions as diverse as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and material culture studies and demonstrates their potential application for the visual researcher. '
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Visual Anthropology: Photography As a Research Method
by John, Jr. Collier, Malcolm Collier
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, 1986
'how to use the camera as a reserach tool'
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Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology
by Jay Ruby
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press, 2000
'exploration of the relationship of film and anthropology'
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Design Methods
by John Christopher Jones
'seminal work on design methodology - to find a method that suits a particular design situation'

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Product Design:
A Practical Guide to Systematic Methods of New Product Development
by Mike Baxter
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