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Fieldwork for design : theory and practice

Author: Dave Randall; Richard Harper; Mark Rouncefield
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Computer supported cooperative work.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fieldwork for Design looks at why ethnographic approaches have been turned to in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. It examines, further, the various ethnographic or 'fieldwork' frameworks currently popular, explaining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Randall, Dave.
Fieldwork for design.
London : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2007922360
(OCoLC)85691981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Randall; Richard Harper; Mark Rouncefield
ISBN: 9781846287688 1846287685 1846287677 9781846287671 6610852901 9786610852901 1849966478 9781849966474
OCLC Number: 170199857
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ethnography, fieldwork, and design : preliminary remarks --
The state of play --
Some perspectives --
Activity theory, distributed cognition, and actor-network theory --
Ethnography and its role in the design process --
'if you must work together' --
Ethnography and how to do it --
Common sense and context --
Organisations and work --
Into the home --
Conclusion : not the last word.
Series Title: Computer supported cooperative work.
Responsibility: Dave Randall, Richard Harper and Mark Rouncefield.
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