HUMAN CENTRED METHODS

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Fly on the Wall

The aim of the Fly on the Wall technique is to observe, the subject as unobtrusively as possible. This method aims to reduce the mixed results that can be brought on when people...

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Ethnographic Interview

Ethnographic Interviewing aims to understand what people’s activities and experiences are by gaining knowledge through stories told in the persons own words, as well as giving their own perspective in the location where...

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32 Social Design

Picture Cards

Picture Cards can be used as an effective aid during interviews. The images and or captions on the cards usually relate to general life scenarios or task specific scenes. In a picture card...

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12 Focus Group

Focus Groups

Focus groups were originally used within communication studies to explore the effects of films and television programmes. The idea behind the focus group method is that group processes can help people to explore...

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Crowd sourcing

A designer should never rely solely on their own experience when attempting to provide solutions for design problems, especially those which involve complex systems and services. Crowd sourcing allows users from across the...

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Interviews

An interview is possibly one of the most recognised methods of research not only within design, but within all research fields as a whole. The intention of an interview, within the field of...

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17 Cultural Mapping Frame work

Culture Mapping

Cultural mapping is undertaken to identify, investigate and visualise one’s strengths, weaknesses and growth opportunities. It can be personal or corporate. The method of undertaking is largely dependent on who is doing it...

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30 User Centred Design

Co-Creation

Co-creation is a social method where different stakeholders come together in raising issues for problem identification, discussion and design decisions. The designer takes on the role of researcher, facilitator and process manager. With...

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Graffiti Walls

Graffiti walls are a method of crowd sourcing opinions, suggestions & other data, in which a sheet of paper and a pen are fixed to a wall allowing the public to add their...

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Ethnography

Ethnography finds its origins in Anthropology, the study of human behaviour, and is used in design as a way of understanding how people experience objects. Culture is so deeply ingrained in the psyche...

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25 Cultural Probe

Cultural Probes

The concept of the cultural probe was first realised in 1999 by Gaver, Dunne and Pacenti as an element of an artistic movement. A probe is a kit of tools specially prepared to...

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Personas

What is it? Type short general description of the method. What is it useful for? Type short description of what design domains / problems the method is particularly applicable to. Useful links Add...

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Co-reflection

Co-reflection is a relatively new methodology that involves users or stakeholders in the design process or in evaluation of design concepts by taking them through a “mini design process”. It proposes a simple...

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Role-playing

What is it? Type short general description of the method. What is it useful for? Type short description of what design domains / problems the method is particularly applicable to. Useful links Add...

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