Sander van der Zwan
“Intuitive inquiry is a hermeneutical research method that joins intuition to intellectual precision. Intuitive researchers explore topics that claim their enthusiasm and invite the inquiry to transform both their understanding of the topic and their lives. As a method, intuitive inquiry seeks to both describe what is and envision new possibilities for the future through an in-depth, reflection process of interpretation.” (Anderson, 2017)

It is also a cyclic methodology and does therefore have no formal end, allowing for a continuous re-structuration of knowledge as the researcher goes through multiple cycles. The cycle consists of the 5 specific smaller cycles.
Cycle 1: engage daily with a source that repeatedly attracts your attention to identify a research topic
Cycle 2: identify preliminary lenses through which you view the topic before data collection
Cycle 3: data collection
Cycle 4: transform and refine the cycle 2 lenses based on the new data
Cycle 5: integrate the findings and do a literature review
This approach allows you to research topics that claim your enthusiasm and invites this inquiry to transform both your understanding of the topic and your life. At the same time, this approach serves as a solid framework for conducting research, while still being very much aligned with the way designers often like to work in practice.
Anderson, R. (2004). Intuitive inquiry: An epistemology of the heart for scientific inquiry. The Humanistic Psychologist, 32(4), 307-341.
Charmaz, K., & McMullen, L. M. (2011). Five ways of doing qualitative analysis: Phenomenological psychology, grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative research, and intuitive inquiry. New York, NY: Guilford Press.