Pia STORVANG, Ann Hojbjerg CLARKE and Bo MORTENSEN
Researchers in the field of design management are often using different kinds
of workshops to gather empirical data, either as a single event or as part of a
sequence. However, the method is commonly applied with limited reflection
on its methodological foundations and often lacks transparency about the
choices the researcher makes in the process.
This paper presents a framework that contains three important
considerations: 1) what role the researcher(s), facilitator(s) and participants
play in a workshop; 2) how the workshop is staged; and 3) how and by whom
the data are analysed. The framework builds upon a literature review that
also links the workshop to focus group research and participatory design. The
framework is illustrated by a number of cases where workshops have been
used in research processes.
PUBLISHED: Proceedings from the The 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, 2014
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