One of the greatest challenges for ethnographers is what to do with all of the data we collect. In addition to the physical notebooks full of scratch notes, we also … Continue reading
Field notes, for the ethnographically uninitiated, are detailed descriptions of field work (interviews with and observations of people). Contrary to what the name suggests, field notes are not actually taken … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The first data visualization of Plant Wars player interactions is finished! The data used in this visualization … Continue reading
I love Machinarium; I think it’s a great game, and I think you should play it.
I’m sure you’ve heard the cliche that the world isn’t black and white. This is true. And if you want to be a design ethnographer, you’d best get accustomed to … Continue reading
In an ideal world, we would only work with people we wanted to work with. Teams would be perfectly composed of people with complementary skillsets and compatible personalities. Everyone would … Continue reading
Perfectionism is a luxury a design ethnographer cannot afford. Perfectionism paves the way to design ethnographer hell. Here’s how to avoid it.
So, ages ago, when I still lived in a warm climate and had a car to drive, I heard a little radio piece on NPR about motion comics for the … Continue reading