What Ethnographers Do: The Art of the Email Interview
The internet is a many-splendored thing. It provides a great opportunity to learn more about people, largely unrestricted by geography and time. However, it also presents a significant challenge.
What Ethnographers Do: Data Management
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
Quantitative: The First Patterns of Play Data Visualization
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
Ethnography and The Bleedy Edge: Agile Deliverable Production and the Death of Perfectionism
Perfectionism is a luxury a design ethnographer cannot afford. Perfectionism paves the way to design ethnographer hell. Here’s how to avoid it.
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
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
Machu Pichu Pecha Kookie Introduction
This very short podcast is an introduction to me and my interests within design ethnography. It was quite a bit more difficult to make than I had expected! But three … Continue reading
And Now for Something No One Will Want To Read (Or, Design Ethnography: Like Anthropology, but Less Conflicted)
Design Ethnography: Like Anthropology, But Less Conflicted Academic anthropology is the unholy love child of natural science and colonialism, and is burdened with the resulting identity issues that one might … Continue reading
Strategic Design Thinking Reflection
This is an essay I wrote for my Strategic Design Thinking class. It is a reflection on four assignments that we did that I will post as soon as I … Continue reading
If you’ve been wondering what I have been working on like a madwoman, now is your chance to see. These are the fruits of our efforts to make Capability Scotland’s … Continue reading
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