Disseminating Design Research: Experiment#01

graphic design | ScreenPrint | Tools

PhD Outcomes

juin 2019


For this first try, I tried to translate the typology built in my PhD thesis through a poster. I admit that I was very interested to enrol on a screen printing class because I felt the connection between my results and bodily engaged printing techniques. Obviously, the training became an excuse to create this first graphic translation in only five sessions (illustrations, learn the technique & print). The main idea is to communicate this scientific reflexive and practical knowledge through diverse graphic tools. I would like to remember my interpretation of Alfred Gell work who wrote about building a community and disseminating culture: you need to share several and plural non-humans produced by the human community to share and create sustainable connections with the environment (milieu). I integrated Gell’s approach both in the typology content (when I was studying counter-culture practices on the field) and in my PhD knowledge dissemination strategy.

First informal feedbacks are definitively for the development of more detailed graphic content. I mean design students, the general public or people who saw this work needed to know more about the 13 properties, they asked for more content, arguments and explanation what the 13 really mean even their use is open to interpretation. The poster appeared quite an extreme summary of the thesis. So the next dissemination tool that I develop is a « fanzine », and you can discover the results the 16 June 2021 during my conference at the New Experimental Research in Design Conference organised by the Board of International Research in Design.