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Taylor & Francis Online :: Prototyping and Contemporary Anthropological Experiments With Ethnographic Method – Journal of Cultural Economy –

Taylor & Francis Online :: Prototyping and Contemporary Anthropological Experiments With Ethnographic Method – Journal of Cultural Economy –.

An interesting view on prototyping: The paper explores some experimental strategies in the pursuit and production of ethnographic research. There is a need of new forms that impinge on how it establishes the conditions of fieldwork in contemporary multi-sited spaces of complex assemblages and big projects through which ethnography operates and defines its objects of study. These formats are conceived as ‘third spaces’ (with which I can identify my work) materialised as staged occasions, studios, labs, established alongside the traditional serendipitous path of fieldwork, and involve explicit intellectual partnerships with persons who might otherwise be viewed as facilitators or subjects of research. These third spaces produce prototypes as accessible alternative products of contemporary ethnographic experiments (which what I will do).

I am still looking for the article as it is not in my library data base but what I have read in the abstract is already pretty interesting.

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The theoretical underpinning of learning design

From Grainne Canole

The 7 Cs of learning design

 

By Grainne Canoles

Day 1 – Summary

Illustrative example of the use of Collaborative Tool Kit and HCD

Design Positive Change

Set-up

Duration: 2 hours
Materials: Poster boards, sharpies, post-its, idea journals, and a excited team of designers.

Our design team – Erica, Sydney and I – met to kick start our design project on 10/11/13 at 5pm. Our first design session was at Erica’s new place in Berkeley (thanks, Erica)!

Look at us smiling:


Our goals

  • Get to know each other
  • Go over the design project and the design process
  • Define the problem we want to tackle

Setting the stage

Introduction

Before we started our design project, we explored our shared assumptions and values to understand where we’re all coming from as we get together to collaborate. These were the questions we asked:

  1. What does the word “design” mean to you?
  2. What do you think “good design” is?
  3. What do you personally hope to get out of doing the design project?
  4. What would you define as “success” for the…

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