People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Method Spotlight: Collage


When/why: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes the use of pictures helps participants to verbalize ideas and themes. This can help us understand the perceptions of an issue or topic.

How: This is somewhat similar to other methods such as word association and draw the experience. Ask participants to make a collage from a provided collection of images from magazines, newspapers, etc. When they’re finished with their collages, ask why they chose those images, their placement of the images in the collage, etc. For example, you can ask participants to create a collage around the idea of the library of the future or the ideal college campus.

Tips: Make sure you have plenty of images and supplies (paper, glue, tape, etc.) available.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.


2 responses to “Monthly Method Spotlight: Collage

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