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Field Notes: Microwaveability QMB Staff Lounge Observations

On Thursday from 12 pm to 1:30 pm, I observed various individuals interacting with the microwave in the staff lounge in the Queen Mother Building on the University of Dundee … Continue reading

March 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Seeking Feedback on Microwave Prototypes

We are down to the last stretch for our HCI project redesigning the microwave for universal accessibility without relying on language. Here are two of our most recent prototypes! Here’s … Continue reading

March 11, 2010

Field Note Experimentation

The least enjoyable part of being an ethnographer, my class mates and I have discovered, may be the writing up of field notes. The notes we take in the field, … Continue reading

March 8, 2010

Online Identity Management, Part II

Several months ago, I started asking myself some serious questions about the way I manage my online identity. I wrote about some of the things I was considering in Online … Continue reading

March 6, 2010

Strategic Information Design

March 1, 2010

Strategic Information Design Case Study: XKCD

February 27, 2010

Strategic Information Design Case Study: Wired Contents

February 27, 2010

Our Bodies are Our Instruments

In 2008, I made the near-fatal mistake of taking two 4000 level and two 5000 level computer science courses simultaneously. The second to last week of the semester, affectionately known … Continue reading

February 20, 2010

Ethnographers are Gardeners

It generally takes three occurences of something in a reasonably short period of time for me to learn something new. I noticed it first in learning German. I will hear … Continue reading

February 15, 2010

Making Numbers Talk: Something Exciting in Design Ethnography

I have always refused to be constrained by the conventions of a genre, discipline, or society. Fitting neatly into such a compartment cramps my style, harshes my zen, and squashes … Continue reading

February 6, 2010