Anthropology & design

“Anthropology provides a kind of thick description that contextualises design processes and products, and design offers anthropology creative means of exploring and representing what it means to be human” anne […]

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Feeding the City

Next time you stand in front of the refrigerated fixture at Pret a Manger pondering the choice of Ham & Gruyere or Line Caught Tuna baguettes, feel a little envious […]

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Design fictions

One of the sessions I’m looking forward to at EPIC is the Design fictions workshop with Nicloas Nova and Anab Jain. ‘Design fiction?’, you ask, ‘what is that?’. Science fiction […]

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Pre-factual life

“Increasingly, society operates pre-factually. In such cases, analyzing existing options may not provide the necessary insights needed to respond successfully because the challenge is one that has not been dealt […]

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Mapping Work

Two rather different maps of work – one a Google map of anthrodesign type people globally. The other a freelancers map of London, with handy hints on all the best places […]

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Translucent Twitter

 Photo Cred I was reminded this morning of a paper from EPIC 2008 – the conference theme was visibility – on twitter and jaiku use, largely amongst self-employed consultant types. […]

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Defuse

For Dublin, or Ireland based readers, this event might tickle your fancy:  The Ignite* format event will take place at 7pm on November the 3rd 2009 in the Sugar Club […]

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Excluded

I'm not able to attend Include 2009, which starts today in London at the Royal College of Art, but the paper I wrote with Nina Warburton from The Alloy is […]

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Oldr

I've got a piece just out in the latest edition of User Experience Magazine (Volume 8, Issue 1, 2009) entitled  "Web 2.0 for an Older Population: Exploring the Limits". The article grew […]

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Look closer

Via Nicolas Nova's blog, pasta and vinegar, a picture (flickr url) of a supermarket trolley with built in magnifying glass to assist shoppers who have trouble reading labels etc. This […]

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Today

This book is a perfect little addition to that pile of books next to the toilet which require little concentration but demands something absorbing (if not also absorbent): Indexed. It […]

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Oh F*ck

Capturing perfectly the eloquence and succintness of The Economist this version of their front cover (from two weeks ago?) sums up this moment in time rather nicely… via

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