I talked about my new Thesis Structure as follows:
Introduction 5,000 words
Practice Chapter 15,000 words
Theory Chapter 15,000 words
Reflection and Chapter 5,000 words
The chapter titles are indicative at this stage.
My supervisors suggested I bring in a brief reference to theory in the practice chapter when I am referring to “moments of insight”. We also discussed the term I should use consistently in speaking about my PhD and we agreed on “practice-led research as best describing my approach. My supervisors suggested that I refer to this explicit choice in Chapter 1 and explain what I understand practice-led research to be.
We spoke about the elements of my submission: the thesis, a handmade book and perhaps a box of printed images that were included in the thesis. My supervisors confirmed that the University only required an electronic version of the thesis to be submitted. I spoke of my wish for the examiners to see a high-quality printed rendition of my images. We talked about timing and my intention for the examiners to see both the handmade book and the printed images from the thesis, on the day of the viva. My supervisors suggested that I should include all the images from the handmade book that would be available on the day of the viva, in the Appendices as electronic versions, so the examiners were able to see all outputs in electronic form before the examination. DJCAD will require a copy of the handmade book and the box of images.
We also spoke about the referencing system that I should use. I need to decide between Harvard and a derivative of it, APA and then be consistent with the style I use. The use of footnotes will be a consideration as I intend to use footnotes to provide URL links to my blog. I was suggested that, on the assumption that I am successful in defending my thesis, hard copies of the thesis should be produced after corrections/amendments have been made.