Doman, Jakob A.


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My background as Practitioner is grounded in a combination of experience in the Commercial Advertising, Editorial and Fine Art arenas for which I have been honoured with both local (Loeries) and international (D & AD - London) and (Clio - New York) Awards as well as being shortlisted for the Daimler-Chrysler Award in 2004.

As an educator, I focus my interests on the diverse fields of moral theology, applied aesthetics, digital image sensitometry, digital convergence and practise-based arts research methodologies. By creating a synergy from these seemingly disparate fields, I employ a multi-faceted and holistic educational approach that, hopefully, offers intellectual stimulation and creative awareness to students and colleagues alike.

Jakob A. Doman

Mirror-Mirror-On The Wall



Design Education Research

A Structured Reflection Framework To Implement Visual Research As Practise-Based Arts
Research Design Illustrated Within An Applied Photographic Educational Context

Although various South African universities engage with art practice research methodologies, the research designs employed have not been clearly articulated or interrogated as of yet, leaving some work to be done towards answering Loxley and Prosser’s (2005) call for a refinement of arts-based research methods.

DEFSA conferences

DEFSA promotes relevant research with the focus on design + education through its biennial conferences, to promote professionalism, accountability and ethics in the education of young designers

Design Educators of South Africa...

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