Methods Workshop: we’ll discuss processes for identifying the concepts that interest us, techniques for operationalizing those concepts, and strategies for identifying (or building) tools for evaluation and measurement
There are a thousand and one potential methods we could employ in our projects. Here’s a brief sampler of design-oriented methods that serve as a base for our collective consideration of methodology; we can then discuss methods specific to your individual and group projects.
- Kathleen H. Pine and Max Liboiron, “The Politics of Measurement and Action,” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI, 2015): 3147-56.
- Marcus Foth and Martin Brynskov, “Participatory Action Research for Civic Engagement” in Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis, eds., Civic Media: Technology | Design | Practice (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2016): 563-80.
- Browse through the IDEO Design Kit.
- Excerpts from Elliott Montgomery and Chris Woebken, Extrapolation Factory: Operator’s Manual (CreateSpace, 2016).
- Francisco Laranjo, “Critical Everything,” Grafik (March 8, 2015).
- Skim through Bryan Boyer, Justin W. Cook and Marco Steinberg, Legible Practices: Six Stories about the Craft of Stewardship (Sitra, 2013) – particularly their one-page method profiles on pp. 34-40, 53-7, 68-75, 86-93, 104-11, 123-8.
Instrument-Building Lab: After our methods discussion, we’ll build some speculative measurement tools using the Extrapolation Factory’s 99-cent Futures method!
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