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Design Research

Design research #1: Recording field research

What are your tools when your conducting research? Do you just take notes? Do you sketch? These are my tools for recording field research.

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Research

Design research bible

Ethnography for Marketers: A Guide to Consumer Immersion was recommended to me in 2007, I finally got round to reading it in 2010 and the other day I revisited the copious notes I took. This is a book about ethnography, research, projects and design. But why write a blog post that is a book review? […]

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Design Events Research

Sebastian Chan on Museums for the Next Generation Part 2: Do tag lists get unwieldy over time?

I first saw Sebastian Chan speak at Web Direction on 2007. He presented on social tagging (“folksonomy”) projects at the Powerhouse museum. The first of these projects was the digitisation of electronic fabric swatches. After that the entire collection was digitised and published available for public classification. I saw him present at Australian Infront where he gave […]

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Research Service design

The Dos and Don’ts of Diary Studies

Got some time and some budget to dig deep? Here are some lessons learned on diary studies.

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Research

Mappiness: the ultimate diary studies project

Thanks to Bec for introducing me to Mappiness and this video. Should be interesting for anyone who has run a diary studies project.

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Research

Getting people to talk

I came across this video today made in 2008 by students from the IIT Institute of Design. It introduces design research and contextual inquiry and demonstrates what not to do when interviewing people. If your keen for tips on what makes or breaks a research session, its well worth watching.