design response. generative system. refined proposal. judith tan.
collaborative process. visual documentation. reflection. judith tan.
Visual documentation and reflection on the collaborative brainstorming process as discussed in post 8.
collaborative process. design response possibilities. draft proposal. judith tan.
We came together as a group to brainstorm possibilities for design responses to our focuses for the issue of homelessness. My objective, what I wanted my design response to achieve, was this:
To shift/change (even slightly) the public’s perception of homelessness (e.g. how easy it is to become homeless, etc.). This would cause the public to be less judgmental and more understanding, help them refrain from jumping to conclusions, be more willing to help and more informed in how to help. The shift in perspectives and attitudes would benefit the homeless and also the organisations seeking to help them.
mapping process. reflection. judith tan.
Before I scraped the web, for over a period of two to three weeks, the homelessness collaboration group I am working with went through several brainstorming sessions to write and map out what we had individually learned thus far. The purpose was to gain different and broader perspectives from each other’s research and points of view.
data scraping. analysis. judith tan.
The next phase of research was to scrape data from the web. I chose Facebook as my research platform, as I wanted to gather data regarding the effects of different methods of communication and media, including text, image and links to external sites. I gathered data with a focus of seeking to identify how the public views the issue of homelessness. I also wanted to identify what methods are more effective in engaging an audience.
interview. probe. findings. reflection. judith tan.
In this post, I will explain, record and analyse my findings from some primary research I conducted in the hopes of understanding some of the viewpoints young adults have on the issue of homelessness.
design activism. research example. judith tan.
The next step was to look into emergent practices and find a design response to an issue related to homelessness. There are many types of emergent practices, and the following project is an example of design actvitism, or social design.
mapping. image archive. analysis. judith tan.
I started to attempt to navigate the issue of homelessness by mapping out the actors in this issue, with a focus on what causes people to transition into homelessness, what helps them to transition out of homelessness, and what prevents them from moving back to permanent housing.
two academic writings. brief analysis. reflection. judith tan.
After reading through online newspaper articles, I moved on to search for academic writings in order to delve a little deeper into the issue of homelessness. I have chosen two articles with the same focus in mind of transitioning to homelessness. This time however, instead of covering the general homeless population, I have narrowed down the demographic focus to look into how youths become homeless.
five news articles. brief analysis. reflection. judith tan.
This post marks the embarkment of a research and design project into the issue of homelessness and social inclusion. As it is such a broad and complex topic, I have chosen to begin by investigating into the how and why of people becoming homeless, in an attempt to aid direction and bring some focus into my initial research.
Although I am now only starting to scrape the surface of the perplexity of homelessness, my aim is to delve deeper, and if possible, come to a design solution in response to this issue.
If you will, bear with me on this journey of process, which I hope will see us growing in perspective and clarity of vision on an issue which is becoming increasingly grave in our nation.