Article Comments: “A Design Anthropology of Place in Service Design: A Methodological Reflection”

From a methodological perspective, Prendville highlights the strategies that designers use to map lived experiences along the theoretical lines associated with Ingold’s new materialist perspective. These mapping projects, informed through ethnography and participant observation, exposed a number of services not necessarily conceived of by prior perspectives as integral to the daily lives of the elderly Bryker community … More Article Comments: “A Design Anthropology of Place in Service Design: A Methodological Reflection”

Article Comments:“Theories and Figures of Technical Mediation”

This is the third of three articles I have taken from the third section of Gunn & Donovan’s edited volume on design anthropology. Derrestijn’s article provides a framework for understanding the influence of technology on human beings by illustrating its point of contact with our own physical experiences in the world – our bodies. It is clear that there is not a single locus of the influence of technology, but many, all of which affect our behaviour in significant but varied ways. … More Article Comments:“Theories and Figures of Technical Mediation”