Perry-Kessaris, A. Doing Sociolegal Research in Design Mode (Routledge, 2021) is a short monograph produced with the support of a Socio-Legal Studies Association field work grant and a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (RF-2019-045). Download Chapter 1: Towards a proposition (Author Manuscript) Presentations https://vimeo.com/showcase/8395458 Overview This book is the first to explore what design can do… Continue reading Doing sociolegal research in design mode: a short monograph
Amanda Perry-Kessaris and Emily Allbon This post also appears on the Socio-legal Studies Association blog. Can design help to make legal education more inclusive? An inclusive education ecosystem is one ‘in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all’. This entails ‘taking account of’ and proactively… Continue reading Making legal education more inclusive by design?
Material (as opposed to digital) pictograms can be extremely useful for helping a researcher to better understand their own project, and to explain it to someone else. In 2016 I ran the second in a series of workshop entitled Visualising Social Science Research for the University of Kent Graduate School (see here for notes on the… Continue reading Exploring & explaining sociolegal research through pictograms
An A3 blank page sketchbook can be an excellent tool for organising anything that informs your legal research: typed notes, handwritten notes, images of book covers, sketches, photos of locations or workshops or experiments, ticket stubs, event programmes. Treat it as a living document in which you can capture multiple layers of snapshots of your thinking… Continue reading Sketchbook as socio-legal research tool
As part of my MA in Graphic Media Design at London College of Communication I was asked to explore how 'we formulate a critique and articulate a position through design' using the unfamiliar form of a visual essay, specifically by responding to one of three 'source materials' (articles). I chose Max Bruinsma's contribution, entitled 'Watching… Continue reading FATHOM
As part of my MA in Graphic Media Design at London College of Communication I was asked, together with other members of my research hub (Bec Worth, Andy Dalle Laste and Axel Swan Maldini) to consider how one might use 'narrative as a tool to provoke a meaningful reading' of a 'chosen site/subjects to a specific… Continue reading EXCHANGE
STANDARD from Amanda Perry-Kessaris on Vimeo. Selection of artefact As part of my MA Graphic Media Design I was asked to explore how the ‘physical archived artefact’ can ‘contribute to our understanding of contemporary (material) culture’, using an item chosen at speed from the UAL Archives and Special Collections. I went for an object (against the… Continue reading STANDARD
I recently attended this dense two-day workshop run by Andy Kirk of Datavisualisation.com. It and introduces participants to a set of processes and critical analytical tools with which visualise data, defined as the visual (re)presentation of data to facilitate understanding. It does not cover information design, info-graphics or data art. There are around 15 participants.Five stages of data… Continue reading Data visualisation workshop and resources