Article Comments: “Research Through Design as a Method for Interaction Design Research in HCI”

Zimmerman, J., J. Forlizzi, & S. Evenson. 2007. “Research Through Design as a Method for Interaction Design Research in HCI”, Carnegie Mellon University “Research Showcase @ CMU” Zimmerman, Forlizzi, and Evenson’s article “Research Through Design as a Method for Interaction Design Research in HCI”[1] seeks to make two contributions to the current way that human-computer … More Article Comments: “Research Through Design as a Method for Interaction Design Research in HCI”

Article Comments: “The Complex Field of Research: for Design, through Design, and about Design”

Frankel, L., and M. Racine. 2010. “The Complex Field of Research: for Design, through Design, and about Design”, Proceedings of the DRS 2010 in Montreal, Canada Racine and Frankel’s article, “The Complex Field of Research: for Design, through Design, and about Design” looks to provide a framework for categorizing and ordering the ways that design … More Article Comments: “The Complex Field of Research: for Design, through Design, and about Design”

Article Comments: “Design Anthropology Meets Marketing”

Graffam, G. 2010. “Design Anthropology Meets Marketing”. Anthropologica, 52(1). Pp. 155-164. How can we make the results of anthropological research meaningful for marketers and business people? This is the central question posed in Graffam’s 2010 article about the relationship between design and marketing from the design researcher’s perspective. As I have previously addressed, the role … More Article Comments: “Design Anthropology Meets Marketing”

Book Chapter Comments: “Design and the Future”

What is futurity to design? Maze’s chapter and contribution to the edited volume Designing Anthropological Futures, briefly addresses several issues and concepts by which design explicitly takes on the future; the way that design formulates what that future ought to look like, and how alternative ideals negotiate their existence within the sphere of the present. … More Book Chapter Comments: “Design and the Future”

Book Chapter Comments: “Cultures of the Future”

Smith and Otto’s contribution to the edited volume Design Anthropological Futures (2016), is a provoking piece that, though somewhat obfuscated by the language that typifies the philosophically-oriented works of the post-modern turn, presents at its core some valuable questions regarding the epistemological implications of a discipline oriented towards futurity. Smith and Otto draw on the … More Book Chapter Comments: “Cultures of the Future”

Article Comments: “Designing Behaviour”

This is the second of three articles I have taken from the third section of the edited volume on design anthropology by Gunn and Donovan (2012). In Tromp and Hekkert’s fictional study, they address the problem of obesity with the goal of inducing a behavioural change. Their goal is to brainstorm a product or service that prevents people from over eating – in an effort to do so, the study implements a number of conceptual schema for framing the issue, and hypothesizes a product of service based on each concept … More Article Comments: “Designing Behaviour”