Good Health Design – Design for Health Symposium 2019

Workshop Session B

An Introduction to Research Poetry

In this hands-on workshop, Prof Evonne Miller will introduce the unusual creative arts-based method of research poetry, a novel arts-based form of data analysis and representation in which researchers create a poem from qualitative research data. The process of poem creation is a search for the most engaging, telling, and provocative words, sentences and phrases that enable the reader to viscerally see, hear, taste, smell, and/or feel the experience – and as such, research poetry as a wonderful tool for design and health researchers. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to the active engagement and experimentation with research poetry, with participants guided through Miller’s five-step approach to research poetry: immersion, creation, critical reflection, ethics, and engagement (the ICCEE approach). Thus, those with qualitative data are strongly encouraged to bring those transcripts with them and be prepared to ‘have a go’ crafting a research poem. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to work with collaborative, human centred design tools that help to identify specific aspects of a healthcare journey, come up with scaleable ideas to improve healthcare systems, and then synthesise and analyse these—inspiring actionable change.

Workshop Facilitator

Workshop FacilitatorS

Evonne Miller

QUT Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology
Evonne Miller is Professor of Design Psychology at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and Director of the QUT Design Lab. Her research is situated at the intersection of design, health and participatory creative art in ageing, and she is passionate about promoting genuine engagement and innovative, engaging methods of research dissemination.