THE METHOD OF PHOTO-ELICITATION FROM A PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
DS 77: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Schaeffer ,J.; Carlsson ,A.-L.
Section: DESIGN THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS
This article intend to discuss the of use photo-based interview methods in design research, more specifically if and how the Photo Elicitated Interview is useful in getting information from interviewees about their relation to their workspaces and innovation. The article provides background theories from phenomenology and examples from an empirical study to discuss the method. It is discussed how PEI opens up a space for reflection, and the kind of stories that come forward: for example the relation between innovation, bodily experience, feelings, habits and physical space.
Keywords: photo-elicitation, spatial design, design reseach method