Methods of Design Synthesis: Learn to Synthesise Research into Meaningful Insights (workshop) by Jon Kolko - Austin Centre For Design
User-centered design research activities produce an enormous quantity of raw data, which must be systematically and rigorously synthesised in order to extract meaning and derive insight. Design synthesis methods help designers identify new service innovations. These methods can be taught, and when selectively applied, visual, diagrammatic synthesis techniques can be completed relatively quickly. This workshop will introduce various methods of synthesis as ways to translate service research into meaningful insights and provocative new design ideas. Workshop participants will learn how to manage the complexity of gathered data, and through hands-on exercises, participants will apply various synthesis methods to extract hidden meaning from research data.