It is important to note that my design process places making at the front and center of process with research woven throughout. Research is a means to an end; a way of gaining insight and providing design inspiration, but is secondary to the final outcome and impact. Thus, while I am deliberately not pursuing a singularly research-centric design methodology, several streams of research will inform my making: including from the disciplines of behavioral sciences, design, performance art, and buddhism:
Advances in Behavioral Economics edited by Colin F. Camerer, George Loewenstein, and Matthew Rabin; The Moral Animal by Robert Wright; The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins; The Social Animal by David Brooks; Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini.
The Practice of Everyday Life by Michael de Certeau,
Thoughtless Acts: Observations on Intuitive Design by Jane Fulton Suri; Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling; The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte.
Installation and Performance Art
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler