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dc.contributor.advisorSpeed, Chris
dc.contributor.advisorBiggs, Simon
dc.contributor.authorWood, David Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-18T11:13:58Z
dc.date.available2017-07-18T11:13:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/22882
dc.description.abstractThis practiced-based thesis examines how a new Visual Communication methodology helps interaction designers to improve their future designs. This is achieved by engaging in creating visual interpretations from a lived experience that they need to design for, to reveal the phenomenological essence of what users have actually experienced, rather than what they say they have. This new Visual Phenomenological Methodology (VPM) places interaction designers into a specific communicational situation, in order to understand the phenomena of users’ lived experience ‘through their eyes.’ Thus immersed, interaction designers montage visual interpretations of what users saw/felt/did in the lived experience. The VPM facilitates interaction designers into designer-interpreters, who can interpret sensory data into a behavioural story of what its like to be the user in a lived experience. This thesis has developed the VPM across three peer reviewed, practice-based projects, using a synthesis of the pragmatic semiotics of Peirce, Hermeneutic Phenomenology, and visual communication techniques. Following the Frascaran view that the design discipline of Visual Communication (graphic design and illustration) is a positive facilitator of behavioural change, the VPM employs this hermeneutic-semiosis synthesis to facilitate interaction designers to develop a deeper and emergent understanding of the hidden motivations behind user behaviour. Through a contextual review into Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Phenomenology and Semiosis, this thesis develops the VPM from a theoretical concept, to a set of designer-friendly method cards that interaction designers can employ during their ideation phase. Throughout its development the VPM and its method cards were workshopped and peer reviewed by interaction designers. This thesis, over the following seven chapters, demonstrates how the VPM successfully provided Visual Communication design with a fresh way to re-influence Interaction Design, as a new contribution to knowledge.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionWOOD, D. (2009) Interaction Design: Where’s the Graphic Designer in the Graphical User Interface?. In: The Proceedings of the International Association of Societies of Design Research. IASDR 2009, 18-22 October, Seoul, Korea. Republic of Korea, p135.en
dc.relation.hasversionWOOD, D. (2010) Moving Across The Boundaries: Visual Communication Repositioned In Support of Interaction Design. In: J. BONNER, M. SMYTH, S. O’NEILL, and C. MIVAL, (Eds). The Proceedings of Create 10: the Interaction Design Conference, June 30 - July 2nd, 2010, Edinburgh, UK. London: The Institute Of Ergonomics And Human Factors, BCS The Chartered Institute For IT Interaction Specialist Group and Edinburgh Napier University, pp27-32.en
dc.relation.hasversionWOOD, D. (2011) A Can of Worms: Has Visual Communication a Position of Influence on Aesthetics of Interaction?. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal. 5(3). pp463-476en
dc.relation.hasversionWOOD, D. (2014) Visually Interpreting Experience: Circle of Visual Interpretation Methodology. In: The Proceedings of Interacción 2014 XV International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 10 - 12 September, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain. ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article No.: 100.en
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dc.subjectvisual communicationen
dc.subjectsemiosisen
dc.subjecthermeneutic phenomenologyen
dc.subjectC. S. Peirceen
dc.subjectpragmatismen
dc.subjectvisual hermeneutic circleen
dc.subjecthermeneutic-semiosisen
dc.titleVisual phenomenological methodology: the repositioning of visual communication design as a fresh influence on interaction designen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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