What can we learn by observing?

Meldung vom 15.02.2010 in der Kategorie Workshops

From February 15th to 18th, 2010 the Master of Arts in Design hosted a four-day workshop on Ethnography and Ethnology as creative source for design. The workshop introduced three different methods in which Ethnography and Ethnology can be used for design purposes. Five international experts, with different backgrounds in the fields of Art, Design and Sociology lead three parallel sessions.

The city is the machine: designing from the world to the technology, not the technology to the world.

Dr. Catriona Macauly, University of Design Dundee/GB & Tye Rattenbury, Intel Labs/USA

Dr. Catriona Macaulay is Design Ethnographer who has worked for over 10 years on projects as diverse as studying how journalists gather information to how emergency services personnel coordinate themselves in highly stressful situations. She leads the Masters degree in Design Ethnography at the University of Dundee in Scotland. www.dundee.ac.uk

Tye Rattenbury is Research Scientist at Intel Labs. His interests revolve around hybrid research methods, combining qualitative and quantitative social science research techniques with elements of design research, data mining and behavior modeling. papr.intel-research.net

Tribal casting on the digital highway

Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek, Rotterdam/NL

Photographer Ari Versluis and Profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, they provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. www.exactitudes.com

Religious symbols in modern society

Francis Müller, Zurich/CH

Francis Müller is a Journalist with MA in Sociology and Religious Studies. He works for several newspapers and is Chief Editor of the magazine “swissfuture”. His main subjects are secularization, religious conversion and religion in modern society. www.francismueller.ch

Aktualisiert am: 3. Januar 2011