What are your tools when your conducting research? Do you just take notes? Do you sketch? These are my tools for recording field research.
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? […]
I first saw Sebastian Chan speak at Web Direction in 2007. He presented a social tagging project, known as folksonomy from the Powerhouse Museum. The first of these projects involved the digitisation of electronic fabric swatches. After that, the entire collection was digitised and not only published but open to public classification. Sebastian Chan gave an update […]
Got some time and some budget to dig deep? Here are some lessons learned on diary studies.
Thanks to Bec for introducing me to Mappiness and this video. Should be interesting for anyone who has run a diary studies project.
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.