Implications for design

  title={Implications for design},
  author={Paul Dourish},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • P. Dourish
  • Published 22 April 2006
  • Sociology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Although ethnography has become a common approach in HCI research and design, considerable confusion still attends both ethnographic practice and the criteria by which it should be evaluated in HCI. Often, ethnography is seen as an approach to field investigation that can generate requirements for systems development; by that token, the major evaluative criterion for an ethnographic study is the implications it can provide for design. Exploring the nature of ethnographic inquiry, this paper… 
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