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dc.contributor.authorIngs, Welby
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T01:06:21Z
dc.date.available2011-11-23T01:06:21Z
dc.date.copyright12 JUN 2011
dc.date.issued2011-11-23
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Art & Design Education, vol.30(2), pp.226 - 241
dc.identifier.issn1476-8062 (print) 1476-8070 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/2634
dc.description.abstractThis article draws on case studies undertaken in postgraduate research at AUT University, Auckland. It seeks to address a number of issues related to heuristic inquiries employed by graphic design students who use autobiographical approaches when developing research-based theses. For this type of thesis, heuristics as a system of inquiry may provide a useful approach because it engages the researcher in a process that affirms imagination, intuition, subjectivity and forms of creative/critical/reflective problem solving. When employed as a framework, heuristics offers a rewarding but challenging system for connecting investigation with the researcher's personal experience. This article provides a discussion of heuristic's applications, limitations and advantages in relation to a number of recent postgraduate theses in graphic design. Through this, it seeks to provide a useful reflection on challenges and opportunities inherent within it as a system of inquiry.
dc.publisherNSEAD/Blackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.isreplacedby10292/3344
dc.relation.isreplacedbyhttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/3344
dc.rightsCopyright © 2011 The Author. iJADE © 2011 NSEAD/Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The full text of this article is published in (see Citation). It is available online from Blackwell-Synergy at (see Publisher’s Version).
dc.subjectHeuristics
dc.subjectGraphic design
dc.subjectAutobiographical research
dc.subjectPostgraduate research
dc.subjectPhrõnesis
dc.subjectTacit knowledge
dc.titleManaging heuristics as a method of inquiry in autobiographical graphic design theses
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1476-8070.2011.01699.x


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