Last Friday we had our thesis research presentations, which was both a great opportunity for us individually to analyze and consolidate our findings, as well as get back up to speed on the status of others in the class. Below is an example slide from my presentation, displaying my established design principles resulting from research.

thesis research design principles

I found my post presentation feedback helpful in regards to exposing gaps in my research, holes in my presentation (information that is clear in my working report document but otherwise not explained verbally), and helping me plan next steps. Below are some feedback highlights:

  • Give critical design background in presentation
  • Be explicit about focus on indirect or direct electricity use
  • Define scope of project also on what I don’t want to do
  • Decide on a specific context
  • Recommended read: Objects of Desire

As I have tentatively decided on a domestic context to stage my energy production/consumption scenarios, my primary next step will be to host an ideation workshop next week. In addition, I will be spending a lot of time in the upcoming days updating my written in progress report and be researching prototyping materials as I need to place an order sooner rather than later.

Download my research presentation slides.

For further curiosity, you can also read my initial brief.