This study introduces rapid design ethnography as a research strategy that may be used in design as an alternative to conventional ethnography. It interrogates this strategy by means of a study of the Ghanaian Adinkra symbols. Adinkra is an indigenous graphic language that carries specific cultural narratives that embody proverbs and or poetic messages. In view of this, this study discusses how a collaboration between ethnography (and rapid ethnography) and design can be merged to create appropriate visual communication with specific reference to this indigenous visual vernacular. The study also highlights the evolution of rapid ethnographic techniques in comparison to conventional ethnography, as well as the way that these techniques may be of assistance to both designer and ethnographer.
Mini Dissertation (MA)--University of Pretoria, 2016.
Tselepis, Thea J.; Mastamet-Mason, Anne; Antonites, Alexander Josef(South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, 2015)
Die Suid-Afrikaanse kledingbedryf is onder geweldige ekonomiese druk, veral ten opsigte van vervaardiging, wat ook kledingontwerp insluit. Daar is bevind dat 50% van werknemers in hierdie bedryf in 2013 afgelê is weens die ...
Du Toit, Cornel W. (Cornelius Willem), 1953-(Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
This paper examines some of the main positions in the debate on intelligence, design and purpose in nature. It seems that the machine metaphor with its ostensible Deistic implications, introduced by Boyle and Paley, still ...