I have to record for posterity that the PhD is progressing!
This week I moved the draft along quite a bit. Literature Review and Methodology chapters are now in 2nd draft and nearing completion. The case studies and review chapter are about 70% done so it is getting close to wrapping things up.
Synergistic Design, after getting buried in sub-cultures and technology implementation for a while, is re-emerging as the primary topic. This PhD is designed to build theory and is therefore mainly inductive. Hence the sheer process of writing and reflecting can lead to new insights and changes the course and direction. So I am getting closer to identifying and perhaps quantifying something I have been developing intuitively for many years. This is how scholarship is meant to work I suspect!