This research study is being conducted in partial fulfillment of a doctoral degree for AnneMarie Dorland in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this research study.

Interview Participants Needed for Research Into the Working Practices of Graphic Designers

We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in individual interviews about the working practices of branding, service, experience and graphic designers.

These interviews will focus on how designers understand the structure and role of their work, and more specifically, how this understanding impacts their practice.

Responses from these individual interviews will help us examine concepts of creativity, design thinking and design research to understand what designers working as cultural producers can tell us about how the changing role and shape of design practices.

As an interview respondent, you would be asked to spend approximately one hour in person or over the phone discussing your design practice.

The interview procedures and observations are in accordance with the University of Calgary’s ethical research codes. The confidentiality of interview contents will be ensured, and you may select the use of a pseudonym for use in the encoding, transcription and publication of findings.

Are you interested in participating in this phase of the “Doing Design Thinking” research study? If so, contact AnneMarie Dorland at adorland@ucalgary.ca, or fill out the fields below:


This work is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship Program under Grant 767-2014-1133.

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