Anthropological fieldwork and designing potentials

Kjærsgaard, Mette, and Otto, Ton (2012) Anthropological fieldwork and designing potentials. In: Gunn, Wendy, and Donovan, Jared, (eds.) Design and Anthropology. Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception . Ashgate, Surrey, UK, pp. 177-191.

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This chapter develops a new perspective on the role of anthropology and ethnographic fieldwork in deign processes. In particular it explores how ethnographic fieldwork combined with a critical holistic approach has the potential to shape design processes towards greater sensibility for the crafting potential of users in the context of social and materiel relations. We argue for a different division of labour between anthropologists and designers than has commonly been practiced in ethnographically inspired design and participatory design. Finally we look at the role of design within fieldwork and anthropology.

Item ID: 24057
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4094-2158-0
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 00:27
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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