This paper describes the development and results of the pedagogical photo-based method PhotoReflexivity. This method is designed to support reflexivity for students in design education, which guides them in better understanding and situating themselves in the outside world. To uncover the value of this method, mixed research methods including iterative prototypes were deployed in real-world learning scenarios with design students. Attitudes, behaviour, and reflexive conversations were analysed, from which design patterns and recommendations were derived. It is argued that PhotoReflexivity fills a gap in design education by aiming for extensive and transformational outcomes associated with reflexivity, which previous research has considered hard to achieve. It does so by providing pragmatic technologies and materials to support 1) sharing and collaboration, and 2) verbalising reflexive thoughts. By facilitating reflexivity, students might become more autonomous and responsible design professionals.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Oct 2023|
|Event||The International Association for Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR) 2023 : Life-Changing Design - Politecnico Milano, Milano, Italy|
Duration: 9 Oct 2023 → 13 Oct 2023
|Conference||The International Association for Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR) 2023|
|Abbreviated title||IASDR 2023|
|Period||9/10/23 → 13/10/23|