The above is a screen cap of my research plan submitted at the end of March 2019 as part of the doctoral admissions process. Everyone understands its only a working title for a yet to be defined problem statement, which is the purpose of doctoral studies as I see it from the user’s perspective. Both the title and the content are expected to evolve and change as one proceeds with research.
Right now, as I work on my application for a personal working grant so that I can focus on studies fulltime, I am playing around with the title you see as the title of this post: Building the Bridge: Design methods for success in the informal economy
Its self descriptive, provides a hint of the primary discipline, implies the merger of design methods in the business context, and provides all kinds of clues on what the academic verbiage of the doctoral research plan might mean in terms of scope and focus.
However, it too is a work in progress…