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19-03-2014 -  wuasa

19-03-2014 -  Jim Jansen

Eveline, Freek, Niermala, Jim

19-03-2014 -  Jasper Laven

Method: Comparing

On the topic you are researching on:

1. Find two very plausible, but different statements/hypotheses. Write these statements down.

2. Find articles or information supporting these different statements or hypotheses.

3. Write down on each side what the facts and arguments in the articles are, obviously arranging them under the statement where they belong.

4. In the end you have a pretty clear overview of your information and the most plausible statement/hypothesis.

Hypothesis 1 Hypothesis 2
- Arguments Arguments

19-03-2014 -  Jeroen Pronk


paper (15 sheets – you can choose the size)



empty sketchbook


person (yourself)

computer with internet



Stick the paper on the wall using the tape, so that this forms a long sheet of paper.

Eat some cookies once you finish taping the paper (RECOVER ENERGY!).

Take a picture with your computer webcamera  and post in on Facebook, with the description: Hard Work sticking paper to the wall #hardwork #designresearch .

Look into the history of mediums (3 at least).

Start to write down, with the markers, important features about your research, on the sketchbook.

Draw a timeline on the sheets, for each medium.

Compare timelines, by making observations of similar and different facts.

Relate that to the possible imminent death of paper.

example of a timeline

~ Jeroen and Clara ~

19-03-2014 -  Mariëlle van 't Zand

Your ingredients:

- Your physical object
- Your hands
- 3 pieces of paper
- scissors
- pen/marker
- glue
- paint
- camera

Document everything with your camera, you can film and/or take pictures.
Take notes of what is happening and how your object reacts.

Cut your object with the scissors
Wrap your object with one piece of paper
Write on your object
Glue your object on one piece of paper
Paint your object a different color
Move your object on different surfaces
Paint your object and make a print on the paper

These are ofcourse examples and you can do whatever you want with your object (and think if it’s relevant to your object)

19-03-2014 -  Yentl Kivits

19-03-2014 -  Sean Nelissen

19-03-2014 -  Sarah Baehler

Site analysis (looking at websites, analyze)

1) What is it?

- Analyzing the webpages gives insight into how a company/school/insitution/person represents itself in the internet, to the public.
- An opportunity to evaluate how the design of the webpage is handled.
- By using different devices (iPad, iPhone, e-Book Reader etc.) a more thorough research can be achieved.
- It is a process for reporting and analyzing a webpage and its design.
- Ask yourself: Is it responsive? Does it have special features? Animations? How old is the page? When was it last updated?
- Categorizing pictures, information, videos, website, links etc.

2) Ingredients/Process
- Internet/Computer/different devices
- A subject/chosen website
- Interest
- Having a close look at the design of webpages
- use for example: in order to create a mindboard, in order to see how many times a webpage has been updated since its launching

- A research about online idendities of art schools.
- Find out whether the school focuses more on digital or analogue publishing.
- How does the school represent itself via webpage?
- Useful tools: turned out to be a very useful webtool to arrange an online research.

3) Images

19-03-2014 -  Sean Nelissen

19-03-2014 -  Sean Nelissen