User research in the wild (ethnographics)



Understanding people’s real world practices and values can provide designers with inspiration and insight for developing systems, products and services that make a positive difference in everyday life. In this course you will gain hands-on experience doing research ‘in the wild’ using one of three user research methods – contextual interviews, diary studies, or auto-ethnography - that offer designers different perspectives into the social lives and experiences of their ‘users’. You will learn how to apply your research insights to develop a speculative design proposal for sustainability.Primary expertise areas to be developed in this course: User & Society; Design & Research Processes
Course period1/09/20 → …
Course levelDeepening
Course formatCourse