Understanding the role of gesture in design

The image sequence below illustrates a slice of my PhD investigation into the analysis of design activity - how design teams collaborate and respond to sustainability. The following gestural sequences formed part of my raw data analysis, to better understand the role of gesture during creative collaboration. In the frames below, designers use a variety of deictic and metaphoric gesticulations. I find this area of investigation fascinating and am currently embarking on future research that seeks to better 'capture' this creative process [watch this space].