What text/theories are relevant to your project work and why?
— Following points of the text/theories in my project: What is the badge for, the designer of the badge, the background of SIGGRAPH conference, narrative of souvenirs, the value of souvenirs, selfies, intangible price and sentimental price, significant of objects, the function of story and the unconscious of exhibition space or a certain environment.
The meaning of an object comes from different angles such as the original nature of the object, a designed circumstance, objectivity, emotion value and so on. Because there is no more resource of the badge, it is meaningful to recreate the value of object so that past experience might be recalled via objects.
What ideas are relevant to your work?
— The idea of our object is to represent the value of objects via a well-designed story background and a specific environment, plus the relationship between audience and spatial communication. To a certain extend, discussing how to add value to an unimpressive object and then triggering audience’s past experience to rethink their way of looking at things. Meanwhile thinking the value of existence of human being itself under such a circumstance.
What is the theoretical context of these ideas?
— Thames Dig, Mark Dion, 1999; The Octagon Room, Mark Dion, 2008; Marcel Duchamp (Fountain); Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories; Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey, Edward Gorey; Significant Objects; Conscious and Unconscious, Freud Sigmund
Who else has made work investigating these ideas?
What research tradition have you been engaged in?
— The filed trip in V&A archive, online resource, literature review research, practical research, communication with partner, critics from tutors and spectators.
What is your design approach? Are you conducting research for / into / through design? Explain.
— Actually, my research method and design approach is mixed. But normally, doing research first and then design start from the initial understanding. With the development of research, the process of design will be altered at the same time. Most importantly, design is based on deliberate research and multidiscipline knowledge.
Which research methods have you used and why?
— Through case study (V&A archive research), literature review research (literatures and documentation), inter-discipline research (different subject areas), etc.
Having a good understanding of an object that you want to research first is the first step of the whole project. Then literature review research provides a tool that you can find deeper things from a certain domain to different areas with a plenty of scientific knowledge. Inter-discipline helps researchers have a broader understanding of various scientific knowledge and combine those stuff in a new way and which also in relation to practice.