PhotoReflexivity: supporting reflexivity for students in design education

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2023
EventThe International Association for Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR) 2023 : Life-Changing Design - Politecnico Milano, Milano, Italy
Duration: 9 Oct 202313 Oct 2023
https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/iasdr/iasdr2023

Conference

ConferenceThe International Association for Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR) 2023
Abbreviated titleIASDR 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilano
Period9/10/2313/10/23
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