CHIWAWA Creative research methods

Schematic view of project
How do creative research methods contribute to innovation in healthcare? We investigate this within ten projects of the Create Health programme. In these projects, knowledge about e-health is developed.

Objective

The purpose of the CHIWAWA-research is to gain insight into creative ways of working employed in the ten research projects and the contribution of these ways of working to the quality of the products and services developed, the linked actors and key users (researchers, creative professionals, health professionals, service users), in terms of knowledge development, personal development, system development, and thereby enhance current and future research on e-health applications.

 

 

Results

This project is still ongoing. Intermediate results are scientific articles on collaborating in complexity and strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration in design research (Andriessen et al., 2020), how researchers ground their work in create health-collaboration (Zielhuis et al., 2020), and on ways to foster interdisciplinary collaboration (Andriessen et al., 2019). Besides, we created a whitepaper (in Dutch) on Co-design in times of COVID-19 (Godfroij et al., 2020), and the conference poster Health X Design on Seven Ways to Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research Involving Healthcare and Creative Research Disciplines (Andriessen et al., 2019). A summary in English of the whitepaper Co-design in times of COVID-19 (2020).

Recent scientific articles

Zielhuis, M., van Gessel. C., van der Lugt, R., Godfroij, B., Andriessen, D., (2020). Grounding practices: How researchers ground their work in create-health collaborations for designing e-health solutions. In Christer K., Craig C. and Chamberlain P., eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Design4Health, 1st-3rd July 2020 Amsterdam. See link

Andriessen, D., Godfroij, B., Greven, K., Zielhuis, M. (2020). Collaborating in Complexity: Strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration in design research. In Christer K., Craig C. and Chamberlain P., eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Design4Health, 1st-3rd July 2020 Amsterdam. See link

Andriessen, D., Zielhuis, M., Greven, K., van Beest, W., Godfroij, B., van der Lugt, R. (2019). Seven Ways to Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research Involving Healthcare and Creative Research Disciplines. In Brankaert R., IJsselsteijn W. (eds) Dementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work: Engaging with Dementia in Context. D-Lab 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1117. See link

Duration

01 September 2018 - 01 December 2021

Downloads and links

A summary in English of the whitepaper Co-design in times of Covid-19(2020)

Poster presentation: Health X Design (conference paper 2019)

Approach

The study focuses on the processes through which creative ways of working have impact on innovation. Therefore, the research has a process orientation and focuses on temporal progression of activities.

Within two theoretical frameworks (boundary crossing theory and research impact theory), the CHIWAWA-researchers apply process research methods relying on 1. Organizational Ethnography (Van Maanen, 1979; Ybema, Yanow, Wels, & Kamsteeg, 2009), and 2. Contribution mapping (Kok & Schuit, 2012). The CHIWAWA-researchers look at the practices as composed in events and experiences in time and by actors (Langley et al., 2013). The projects act as cases in which events occur that are interesting from a perspective of creative ways of working. Each event is treated as a point of observation in time and as part of a narrative (Rantakari & Vaara, 2017) or scenario (Kok & Schuit, 2012).

HU researchers involved in the research

Collaboration with knowledge partners

In this project we collaborate with partners from Ucreate (co-applicant), Utrecht University (project counselor), Delft University of Technology (project counselor), Dutch Diabetic Research Fund (expert), and Greenberry (consultant).