Jessica Barness, Heather Synder Quinn, Dan Wong, Liz DeLuna
Facilitators: Laura Rossi Garcia, Nathan Matteson, Rebecca Tegtmeyer, Matt Wizinsky
This moment requires a potentially radical pivot towards reconsidering research and scholarship (R&S) in Communication Design. Academic institutions look to the disciplines for their knowledge and theoretical development within the field. They also expect established definitions and norms for research and scholarship, as the ways we bring forth novel work into thinking beyond the status quo. Therefore R&S must be defined by the discipline to ensure consensus among peers and thought leaders and subsequently recognized by institutions based upon their missions. We could be doing this better. The goal of this Moment is to generate a living, visual document to further establish historical precedents and future trajectories for Communication Design R&S. As the landscape broadens with new technological innovations, global crises force us to adopt new ways to share and communicate ideas and establish new methods, projects, and theses. This collaborative map will help to frame subsequent public discussions.
Outline: This Moment is part presentation, part workshop, and part coffee break.
The agenda will be as follows:
- Brief introduction by the proposers
- Proposers present a series of prompts
- Groups are given access to a Miro online whiteboard
- Full group collaboratively discussing a holistic map of Communication Design R&S