Literature and academic research are good sources of background information that have helped me draw connections between points of convergence for my thesis, however design methodologies will be key in the development of the interactive thesis project.
My first year in the Digital Futures program at OCAD U has given me the opportunity to build and experiment lots of interactive pieces, using sensors and visual displays. The process of this creation had always been grounded in research–for me my interest in emotion and psychological expression and of course, nature always found incorporation into my projects. I feel this approach will serve me well in developing my thesis project, I have broken down the iterative design process below:
RESEARCH [consulting valid sources of interest that have conducted thorough investigation]
BRAINSTORMING [connecting research with ideas for application, focus on aesthetics and functionality, bringing a creative project to life out of research]
MAKING [building, coding]
LUDIC ENGAGEMENT [experimenting, evaluation, play]
Where design methodologies are concerned I feel that it is important to acknowledge the multidisciplinary approach I will be taking in …