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‘Reflective drawing’: Drawing as a tool for reflection in design research (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Calvo, M. (2016, November). ‘Reflective drawing’: Drawing as a tool for reflection in design research. Paper presented at iJADE Conference 2016: Drawing

This paper explores the role of ‘reflective drawing’ in a PhD research project that aims to analyse the value of co-design practices used to develop 'engagement tools' within community development. This PhD research is associated with ‘Leapfrog’, a t... Read More about ‘Reflective drawing’: Drawing as a tool for reflection in design research.

Cultural-historical activity theory and informal learning as a key component of co-design practice in a community initiative (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Calvo, M., Sclater, M., & Smith, P. (2016, September). Cultural-historical activity theory and informal learning as a key component of co-design practice in a community initiative. Paper presented at ESREA: 8th Triennial European Research Conference. Imagining diverse futures for adult education: questions of power and resources of creativity

This paper outlines PhD research associated with Leapfrog, a three-year-funded AHRC project, which aims to analyse the impact of co-design practices in developing ‘engagement tools’ within community development. One challenge in co-design is identify... Read More about Cultural-historical activity theory and informal learning as a key component of co-design practice in a community initiative.

Capturing the “how”: Showing the value of co-design through creative evaluation (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Manohar, A., Smith, M., & Calvo, M. (2016, June). Capturing the “how”: Showing the value of co-design through creative evaluation

Evaluation is undertaken for various reasons from helping to ensure that objectives are met to identifying success. This paper examines the significance of creative evaluation in a co-design approach. We have identified a major gap in appropriately e... Read More about Capturing the “how”: Showing the value of co-design through creative evaluation.