Capturing Knowledge in Creative Research​

Presented by Dr Skye Doherty

Date: Friday 18 May, 2018
Time: 3pm-4pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 


In practice-led research, the situated nature of generative knowledge creates a challenge for documentation. In a recent project we observed that artefacts produced by both researchers and participants throughout the design process contained knowledge that influenced the design. Our experience suggests there is value in making visible the diversity and source of the research types within a creative process. In this seminar we present a case of designing a learning tool for journalism students. We articulate the interaction between research for and through design by both researchers and participants and suggest there is a need for knowledge forms that capture the situated and dynamic nature of creative research practice.



Skye's research straddles journalism and interaction design and aims to show how one can help the other innovate. She teaches practice-led courses, including Journalism Design, in which students use design methods to envisage the future of journalism. Her PhD project, the NewsCube, won an industry grant for journalism innovation.

Dr Skye Doherty


About Research Seminar and Workshop Series


School of Communication and Arts Research Seminar Series

The research seminar and workshop series occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Friday, 11 March

Online via Zoom

Research Seminar - Tuning In with the Stethoscope in the Nineteenth CenturyDr Melissa Dickson (University of Birmingham)

Friday, 25 March


Early Adventures in Australian Actor Training

Dr Chris Hay

Friday, 8 April

Online via Zoom

Invention and reinvention in the landscape symbolism of Joachim PatinirMichael Levy

Friday, 29 April

Online via Zoom

Negotiating balance of cultures among Chinese Australians to facilitate ageing well

A/Prof Shuang Liu

Friday, 13 May


Redefining crisis in museums: insider’s perspectives on digital engagement

Dr Caroline Wilson-Barnao, Craig Middleton (National Museum of Australia), and Lisa Enright

Friday, 3 June

Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person at the
SCA Writer's Studio
(Level 6, Michie)

A journey through the Australian environmental movement ecosystem

Dr Robyn Gulliver

Friday, 10 June

Online via Zoom

TBADr Alex Bevan



Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)