Describing the world Vol. II

“Everything-I-Touch”., originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Jan Chipchase’s photo-ethnographic research strategy “Everything-I-Touch”.

“Using a digital camera, the participant is asked to take a photo of everything they touch for at least half a day sometimes from the moment they get up. If you like user research data, the results are a rich orgy of the mundane. The method was successful enough in achieving its original aims, but also yielded other interesting data such as highlighting the flow of the day, the order in which tasks were completed – people likely to pee before checking the weather in the mornings, and understanding the range of contexts where the user spends time.”

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