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A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. (2011)
Thesis
HER, J.-J. 2011. A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Over the course of the past decade the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations in Taiwan have become open air art galleries: with more prominent and frequent display of various artistic creations in stations, including interactive artworks. However, unlike... Read More about A generative framework for computer-based interactive art in mass transport systems..

Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. (2010)
Thesis
REIJONEN, E.K. 2010. Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Worldwide, externally supported craft development initiatives aim to enhance the capability of local craft producers to succeed in globalized markets. However, the contribution that these organizations make towards the abilities of local actors remai... Read More about Enhancing the capabilities of small producers in developing countries to meet global challenges: an investigation into the contribution of international craft development initiatives..

An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'. (2008)
Thesis
TONER-EDGAR, M. 2008. An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the relationship between textile craft practice and Kolb's Theory of Experiential Learning. The nature of craft practice has been described as 'Intelligent Making'. The aims were to investigate the term 'Intelligent Making' and c... Read More about An investigation into the learning experience of textile designers and makers: examining the relationship between experiential learning and 'intelligent making'..

StoriesAbout … Assessment: understanding and enhancing students' experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using on-line storytelling and visual representations. (2006)
Thesis
MCKILLOP, C. 2006. StoriesAbout… Assessment: understanding and enhancing students' experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using on-line storytelling and visual representations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to investigate students qualitative experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using storytelling and visual representations. It aims to investigate whether collaborative storytelling can encourage students to refle... Read More about StoriesAbout … Assessment: understanding and enhancing students' experiences of assessment in art and design higher education using on-line storytelling and visual representations..

'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday. (2006)
Thesis
DELDAY, H. 2006. 'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research proposes and develops a critical framework - a 'matrix' to make sense of the artistic process from the practitioner's perspective. It draws from the research of de Certeau into everyday culture and the art historical discourse of Bourri... Read More about 'Close' as a construct to critically investigate the relationship between the visual artist and the everyday..

The analysis, presentation and sustainability of a past Northeast of Scotland 'way of life' through video capture. (2003)
Thesis
CARNEY, D. 2003. The analysis, presentation and sustainability of a past Northeast of Scotland 'way of life' through video capture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research upon which the outputs submitted as part of this thesis are based examines the socio-cultural environment of the Northeast of Scotland, from Aberdeen to Cabrach and from Portsoy to Laurencekirk. In total, five hundred and twenty hours of... Read More about The analysis, presentation and sustainability of a past Northeast of Scotland 'way of life' through video capture..

The development of strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration from within the visual arts. (2003)
Thesis
SCOPA, K. 2003. The development of strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration from within the visual arts. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The current cultural climate is stimulating an increasing interest in, and need for, collaboration throughout many fields of practice. Collaborative methods of art production are evident across a range of contemporary visual art practices and opportu... Read More about The development of strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration from within the visual arts..

An investigation into art and design graduate careers: towards developing a career progression tool. (2003)
Thesis
BOUETTE, M. 2003. An investigation into art and design graduate careers: towards developing a career progression tool. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aim of this research was to develop a comprehensive body of research about the careers of art and design graduates, and to utilise the findings in the development of a concept multimedia 'career progression tool'. A critical contextual review of... Read More about An investigation into art and design graduate careers: towards developing a career progression tool..

Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. (1998)
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BUNNELL, K. 1998. Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

See Coversheet for system requirements. The aim of the research is to integrate computer technologies and environmentally - sensitive materials and processes into the practice of the ceramic designer-maker, in order to assess the impact of new techno... Read More about Re:presenting making: the integration of new technology into ceramic designer-maker practice..

Environmentally sensitive printmaking: a framework for safe practice. (1997)
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PENGELLY, J. 1997. Environmentally sensitive printmaking: a framework for safe practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research is concerned with establishing a rationale which will link safe printmaking practices with artists' individual and sustainable creative practices, by investigating the preconception that printmaking practices may be limited by adopting... Read More about Environmentally sensitive printmaking: a framework for safe practice..

An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture. (1992)
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WATSON, A. 1992. An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research is concerned with the utilization of chance as a stimulus to encourage experiment and discovery in sculpture. The aims of this research project were: to examine the role of chance within the creative process and previous artists' use of... Read More about An exploration of the principle of chance as a stimulus to the creative activity known as sculpture..