October 2013

Prior to beginning my PhD, I was invited to attend the SKIP residential workshop at Kingston University.

The PhD began with a general introduction to research at Kingston, through a series of research training events and lectures.

I attended the monthly design research seminar with fellow PhD researchers. At this session we explored the importance of clearly defining the aims and objectives of a research project. 

I also had the first supervisory meeting with my director of studies, here we discussed the development of user journey maps and diagrams to illustrate the key points in the journey from damaging behaviours through support services. We also explored ways of graphically portraying the issues and network of stakeholders involved in these journeys.

Introduced to Helen Goodwin's research 'Public life by design?'