Fieldwork for Design: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Fieldwork for Design: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by David Randall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849966478

ISBN-13: 9781849966474

Pub. Date: 12/10/2010

Publisher: Springer London

This book looks at why ethnographic approaches are popular in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. The focus of the book is on the practical relationship between theory

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This book looks at why ethnographic approaches are popular in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. The focus of the book is on the practical relationship between theory and practice, a relationship that is fundamental to successful design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849966474
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Computer Supported Cooperative Work Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Ethnography, Fieldwork, and Design: Preliminary Remarks.- Ethnography, Fieldwork, and Design: Preliminary Remarks.- Theoretical and Analytic Issues.- The State of Play.- Some Perspectives.- Activity Theory, Distributed Cognition, and Actor-Network Theory.- Methods for Social Investigation: Practical Issues.- Ethnography and Its Role in the Design Process - “If You Must Work Together'.- Ethnography and How to Do It.- Analytic Issues: What Have We Got?.- Common sense and Context.- Organisations and Work.- Into the Home.- Conclusion: Not the Last Word.

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