The blog of William Barton, an interaction design expert and front end developer with a keen interest in usability and accessibility.
Visual Research Thinking
Published on 7 November 2011
This evening I attended a talk by Dr. Vanessa Brown about visual research thinking as part of the MA generic lecture series.
She used her research as a vehicle to deliver the information about different research strategies. I have compressed my notes and I am adding some key points i wanted to keep here for later reference.
Visual Research Strategies:
Reading for visual research
Classifying – grouping around ideas
quantifying – counting
Contextualising – looking beyond the image
Don’t forget… randomising (it doesn’t have to be in that order).
There were also some good pointers for semiotic analysis which are:
Always frame the article with a genre for example an advert, a painting, a magazine cover.
Denotation: Contents of the image – list of contents
Connotation: What the content suggests separately and together.