~ Research Process Visualisation~

Still from montage ‘researchprocessinaction’

We were asked to visualise the research process. This task is engaging as it is open to interpretation. Everyone in the grouped shared a very distinct visualisation and these ranged across how they were presented.

Whilst I recognise that there is importance in presenting information using linear models and diagrammatic boxes for the purpose of learning. I found that many of the existing models of the research process were in boxes and charts and appear quite linear and static. For me they fail to capture the animated, flux and iterative research process.

The first visualisations I included were ‘ftaken from social research books. I then used a responsive software which creates effects in response to ‘real time’ movements, events and sounds to create what I feel is the research process.

Using the software , I revisited the printed tables and charts in the social research books and moved around and did some real time recordings. I was playing the sound of water as I did this. The moving images from the footage also capture the sounds such as my breathing.

The names of the effects on the software add new meanings to this process. I will continue to use this software. Here is a list of the effect names:

Bubbles

Dust

Dream

Wind

Displace

Rainbow

Spring

Spark

Flame

Interlace

Flow

Strings

Dilate

Shine

Jelly

Echo

Glass

Blabla

Magic

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