'Visual Research: An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design'
Publisher: AVA Publishing
Year of publication: 2005, revised 2nd edition published 2011.
Number of pages: 192
Co-authored/co-designed publication with Ian Noble (Kingston University). This volume examines a range of research methodologies relevant to graphic design practice. It features a number of previously unpublished case studies that exemplify different graphic design methodological approaches.
The chapters address a number of design considerations such as 'Theory in Practice’, ‘Audience and Message’ and 'Process and Materials, rather than attempting to present the design process as a fixed, linear sequence. Eleven case studies were chosen to illustrate specific clusters of thought within the graphic design process, reflecting the thematic structure of the chapters in the book. The book also includes a series of guided exercises for readers to undertake in order to reflect on each of the methods and processes explored.
The first volume appeared in an English Language version, a German language version and also in the Korean language. It is cited by a number of authors across a range of disciplines including Ulla Hakala (Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, 2005).
Versions published in other languages include:
- Visual Research 2nd Edition is to be published in Spring 2013 in the French, Italian and Portuguese (Brazilian) languages:
- Recherche Visuelle: Méthodologies de Recherche en Graphisme (Pyramyd NTCV 2013)
- Pesquisa Visual: Introdução às Metodolgias de Pesquisa em Design Gráfico (Bookman, São Paulo 2013)
- Comunicare con le Immagini: Metodi e Linguaggi per il Graphic Design (Zanichelli, Milan 2012)