Category: Research Methods in Art and Design


ICO-Cymatic Backstage Design Process: Applying Vernacular Techniques and New Media Into Ephemeral Spaces for Art Installation in South America

Cymatic is a study area of vibrational nodal phenomena. The term is coined in the field of physics. It refers to the analysis of nodal movements in non-conformal media, such as fluids and grains, generating temporary geometric patterns determined by three significant factors: water volume, light and sound. This research will show some design practices


A Biometric Method for Spatial Experience Analysis: A Case Study of Airport Design and Traveler Stress

Why do certain built environments and events induce stress? How does the design of our spatial environment affect our mental state? What can we do to measure and understand these interactions? Interdisciplinary collaborations between architecture and psychology have given rise to a new frontier of architectural research, and emerging biometric sensor technologies lead to innovative


The Cognitive Effect of Spatial Contiguity in Procedural Training Using Mixed Reality

New technologies such as Mixed Reality (MR) are often used in procedural training to provide information to the trainee. When a trainee is faced with a visual scene with learning material, MR shows the information as a set of visual and/or auditory resources. Thus, the apprentice must perceive which resources are directly associated with the


Photographic Mnemotopes: Phototextual Reports as a Research Tool for the Communication of the Memory of Places

The proposed study refers to Communication Design for the Territory, a discipline that has taken up the territorial theme as its own specific dimension, in conjunction with memory studies, an academic field that investigates memory as an integrated interdisciplinary system that combines the physiological dimension with the socio-cultural one. The focus is the concept of


Human-Centered Design as a Qualitative Research Methodology in the Area of Public Health

This paper builds a deeper understanding of human-centered design (HCD) as a qualitative research approach in the pursuit of generating proper solutions in the area of public health. This study draws similarities and discrepancies between human-centered design methodology and the qualitative research approach. HCD largely emphasizes ethnography, which is inherently qualitative. HCD relies on the