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Re: differences in process between design and other creative disciplines.

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"McAuley, Mike" <[log in to unmask]>

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PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Hi Terry,
At the moment my net is cast very wide and is all encompassing. To describe where I am at in analogical terms, I have just begun sketching and thumbnailing. I am essentially just scoping at the moment. So there is no unease for me at this point in time to be excluding any areas considered to be within the field of design. So, if the differences are in the details, I may well find them. Perhaps, at a certain level I will be able to argue that, for example, the process of writing a song is the same as visually illustrating a text. Although, already I am discovering that, because I can't 'see' musical ideas, my process is very kinaesthetic, the sounds have to exist in reality, not in my head.

Mike

Dr. MIKE MCAULEY
SENIOR LECTURER, SUBJECT DIRECTOR,
ILLUSTRATION
Institute of Communication Design
College of Creative Arts
Massey University
Museum Building
Buckle Street
Wellington
http://creative.massey.ac.nz<http://creative.massey.ac.nz/>
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On Sep 21, 2011, at 11:22 AM, Terence Love wrote:

Hi Mike,
Are you also including engineering design and software design in your
'creative disciplines'?
Terry

-----Original Message-----
From: PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related
research in Design [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of McAuley,
Mike
Sent: Wednesday, 21 September 2011 6:45 AM
To: Dr Terence Love
Subject: differences in process between design and other creative
disciplines.

I would be interested to know if anyone is doing work which seeks to
establish differences in process between design and other creative
disciplines such as music. Obviously outcomes/artefacts are different, but
are the processes the same?  If they are indeed the same, then why do we
differentiate the design process from the creative process? Questions,
questions.This is my new, post PhD research direction and one which I seek
to partly pursue through my own creative practice as a musician and
illustrator. In my previous work I used Swann's (2002) design process model
to help describe the processes of my illustration students when they
interpreted written text into illustrations. Here is the link to the thesis
if anyone is interested.http://mro.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/1046

Creative practice as research method is a new venture for me, but I do think
that having undergone the rigours of a traditional PhD I may now be in a
position to develop verifiable knowledge. If I don't, well I'm going to have
a ball writing songs and painting! [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Mike

Dr. MIKE MCAULEY
SENIOR LECTURER, SUBJECT DIRECTOR,
ILLUSTRATION
Institute of Communication Design
College of Creative Arts
Massey University
Museum Building
Buckle Street
Wellington
http://creative.massey.ac.nz<http://creative.massey.ac.nz/>
________________________________

(04) 801 5799 ext 62461
(04 027 357 8799

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