Category Archives: Ethnography

Broken Stories

Client: Fixperts What is the Value of Fixing?  What are the social motivations and relationships which happen around fixing?  Our group set out to help Fixperts conceptualise where, how and for whom fixing works best, and explore new kinds of social

Broken Stories

Client: Fixperts What is the Value of Fixing?  What are the social motivations and relationships which happen around fixing?  Our group set out to help Fixperts conceptualise where, how and for whom fixing works best, and explore new kinds of social

Design Anthropological Futures

  Announcement:  Book Release http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/design-anthropological-futures-9781474280600/ The book Design Anthropological Futures will be published by Bloomsbury in September 2016.  It comprises a major overview of the various ways in which design anthropology tackles the tricky issue of futures. Chapter 13 outlines

Design Anthropological Futures

  Announcement:  Book Release http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/design-anthropological-futures-9781474280600/ The book Design Anthropological Futures will be published by Bloomsbury in September 2016.  It comprises a major overview of the various ways in which design anthropology tackles the tricky issue of futures. Chapter 13 outlines

Long Distance Love

Client: IDEO London As more and more relationships involve living in different places, how can long-distance relationships be supported with new technologies? What comprises a relationship, and how do physical and tangible things help to make it what it is?

Long Distance Love

Client: IDEO London As more and more relationships involve living in different places, how can long-distance relationships be supported with new technologies? What comprises a relationship, and how do physical and tangible things help to make it what it is?

Fixing in the Community

Client: The Restart Project What do Making and Repair activities actually achieve, in social and community terms? Can fixing material things have a social impact, or achieve other kinds of transformation? Fixing Video The Restart Project is a social enterprise

Fixing in the Community

Client: The Restart Project What do Making and Repair activities actually achieve, in social and community terms? Can fixing material things have a social impact, or achieve other kinds of transformation? Fixing Video The Restart Project is a social enterprise

Move It: Physical Activity Among University Students

Client:  The Young Foundation. What makes you move?  What motivates your body to be physically active, and what prevents you?  On behalf of the Young Foundation we have been working to gain insight into the physical activity habits of UCL’s

Move It: Physical Activity Among University Students

Client:  The Young Foundation. What makes you move?  What motivates your body to be physically active, and what prevents you?  On behalf of the Young Foundation we have been working to gain insight into the physical activity habits of UCL’s

The Secret Life of Things

Client:  Great Recovery Project. “Toothbrush”- a video. The Great Recovery (GR) promotes a more sustainable, circular economy of materials through design work.  We set out to help the project understand what the significant considerations are in redesigning domestic objects to

The Secret Life of Things

Client:  Great Recovery Project. “Toothbrush”- a video. The Great Recovery (GR) promotes a more sustainable, circular economy of materials through design work.  We set out to help the project understand what the significant considerations are in redesigning domestic objects to

Design Brief Competitions

Collaborator:  RSA (Royal Society of Arts) Student Design Awards Team The Royal Society of Arts runs the pre-eminent design competition for student designers in the UK, and increasingly internationally.  Their design brief competitions bring together the organisations and companies in

Design Brief Competitions

Collaborator:  RSA (Royal Society of Arts) Student Design Awards Team The Royal Society of Arts runs the pre-eminent design competition for student designers in the UK, and increasingly internationally.  Their design brief competitions bring together the organisations and companies in