The story. You are probably aware of the meteor falling in Russia last week. You probably also watched lots of high-definition videos of the fire-ball tearing the sky. Did you wonder, “how did they manage to get all this footage?”. In summary, because of violent roads, corrupted police and skeptic justice system, dash-cameras are a must have [...] Read more – ‘Meteors, Culture and Natural Selection’.
As part of a team I contributed towards two ethnographic research projects, ‘exploring the work patterns of mobile workers’ and ‘how multi-person households do grocery shopping’. The challenges I faced in documenting ethnographic research for design ethnographers were mainly concerned with ‘communication’. In order to communicate well, design ethnographers’ doc umentation, such as interview [...] Read more – ‘Challenges in documenting ethnographic research for design ethnographers’.
Self-Service? The impact of the rise in self-service and automation on users and providers. “The Dundee Summer Hothouse epitomises for me the way that industry-academic collaborations of the future could and should work. Everyone wins.” - David Prendergast, European Social Science and Design Lead, Health Research and Innovation, Intel Labs (Hothouse 2010 and 2011, now [...] Read more – ‘Design Ethnography Hothouse Summer 2012: Self-service’.