Harmonics: Towards Enlightened Evaluation

Katherine Champion, George Jaramillo

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This paper aims to explore ways to enable designers, researchers and practitioners to share, discover and critique alternative and creative evaluation techniques. It draws on case examples of piloted enlightened evaluation approaches derived from a partnership between the Glasgow School of Art and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, a regional development agency with a remit of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Due to the complex initiatives, collaborations and partnerships involved in such a process, measurement frameworks that more appropriately support understanding and learning than traditional approaches have been being piloted. Despite a demand for more flexible techniques, there is a significant gap in understanding and knowledge regarding the most effective approaches, techniques and tools for enlightened evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S3226-S3237
JournalThe Design Journal
Issue numberSup1
Early online date6 Sept 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Sept 2017
Event12th European Academy of Design Conference 2017 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Apr 201714 Apr 2017


  • evaluation
  • method assemblage
  • narrative tracking
  • negative capability


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