Picked up a useful reference today at Professor Andrew Morrison‘s presentation, a PhD thesis titled ‘Design Documentaries: Using Documentary Film to Inspire Design’. The postgrad Bas was supervised by Tony Dunne. Danielle Wild passed on the reference. From the abstract:
With design documentaries, this research introduces documentary film as a new addition to the multidisciplinary mix in design, and invites researchers and designers to engage with video and everyday life creatively, to inform and inspire design processes.
And of course in sympatico I came with the idea today, of shifting from being a documentary-maker to a ‘documentary-designer’.
Reference: Raijmaker, Sebastiaan W.J.J. (Bas). “Design Documentaries: Using Documentary Film to Inspire Design.” Thesis, The Royal College of Art, 2007.