Michael Brenner proposes Shut Up Wednesdays, and I like this idea. We all talk too much these days. With two huge cohorts of talkers (Boomers + Millenials), “social everything,” and the general anxiety to look good when all is crashing down around us, I find myself overwhelmed by trivial chat.
Here’s the key blurb on . . . → Read More: Thank You for Sharing
As I’ve continued to develop material for the Design for Care project, I’m struck by the difference between design for practice and design for individual health-seeking. In designing for practice, ethnographic research and work domain analysis enable us to understand the range of activities and scope of work performed in professional work. A rigorous analysis . . . → Read More: First Person Design for Healthcare Innovation
 in the Methods You Don’t Use Yet series
Expert Roundtable Review
Problem: For a product or service inquiry, we often see the need to rapidly gather highly relevant feedback and informed opinions on a new concept. A similar problem is noted when a project team is identifying the opportunities for innovation and must conduct . . . → Read More: Hybrid Design Research Method: Roundtable Review
Consider design research – is it a discipline or no? Consider design researchers – researchers or are we really design consultants? A discipline has a body of knowledge, and a clear way of contributing to literature so that we know what we know. A real discipline has a theoretical base, and ways of using that . . . → Read More: Experience research: Making Sense of Sensemakers?
Dr. Brenda Dervin presented a lecture and workshop at University of Toronto’s KMDI, kicking off the Making Sense Of series led by professor Peter Pennefather, KMDI outreach director. Peter and I hosted Brenda as befitting this first session in a series of workshops on “how we make sense” in several different domains. What’s new is . . . → Read More: Making Sense of Sensemaking