Research Report: (minimum 500 words/maximum 1,000 words:) Select a creative person or place in your life to use as the basis for your case study. It is recommended but not strictly required that you have first-person experience of this person or place. You are encouraged to include your first-person experience of this person or place, and your primary research material such as your original photographs or sketches, screenshots, or interviews with your subject — in the report or the visuals, or both. Case studies are basically stories, so consider writing your report using a clear narrative arc (not sure what that means? Please Google it). How you organize the sections of your case is up to you (be creative), but here are some examples of the kinds of questions/ideas you could address somewhere in your report:
- – PERSON: What kind of creative person is this? Big C, mini C, Pro C, or little C?
- – PERSON: Does this person have a set creative process, ritual, or habits?
- – PERSON: Growing up, did this person have a creative education? A creative mentor?
- – PLACE: How does this place support creative innovation? Culture? Resources? Habitat?
- – PLACE: Is this space configured for individual or collaborative creative work?
- – PLACE: Is there any kind of time pressure in this space? If so, what’s the impact on creativity? Your research report must include secondary research (to provide context) — a minimum of three external sources, find them online from scholarly or popular sites. Your report must also include course connections (to add academic value) — a minimum of three links to ideas found in readings and/or lectures. Be precise in your integration of sources—use in-text citations and annotated foot/ endnotes to explain the significance of each connection. Two Research Visualizations: Illustrate your case by creating two graphic deliverables (from the choices below) to depict and describe the creative person or place you selected — and your own creative research process. You may create: • a photo collage or inspiration/mood board (also known as information cascades)
• a mind-map or affinity diagram (also known as brainstorming documents)
• social-media-ready visual stories (3 mockup posts/thumbnails for Instagram, Pinterest etc.) Samples (not exemplars) of the visuals listed above will be posted on OnQ for information/ inspiration. Feel free to include more than two visualizations in your slidedoc.