T3. Small Research Plan
I wanted to do a 'brain dump' before I proceed with any assumptions, fears, and biases.
After dumping everything out two questions came into mind.
1. Why do I have to focus on finding a problem?
By having to choose a focus area in this case, a social problem, I felt like I was looking for problems that doesn't even exist.
2. Can't I start with a hypothesis and search my way through?
I wanted to start off with a challenge, a question to see if my research can prove, enhance, or give insight to what museums can do in prep for transforming their services for the future.
Hypothesis: IF, THEN
1. The starting question: can museums become a place for social interventions, especially when it comes to capturing and telling the stories of the current (which is initially a story about how their past has impacted the present, and what the current will do in shaping the future)?
If museums can become the center for active dialogue, then deeper empathy, resonance, and engagement with community members will take place.
What kind of “dialogue” is best for this pursuit?
What will be needed in the process?
Who will likely be the action taker?
Are there any museums who have are already taking an alternative way in engaging with its visitors, communities, and so on? (innovative case studies)
How do they do it?
What makes it successful? --> what's good? What makes it not?
* how are you even going to define what "innovative" means in this context?
--> before anything design metrics and define scope of the word innovative
Visualizing the "already made solutions"
I wanted to visualize the "already made solutions" I had in my head, out into the world. I know the first initial ideas never become the final outcome. However, looking through them and admitting it helps you flesh out your additional assumptions.