wgxc_tree_small

Doing Needs Assessments When There is No Researcher: Advice for Media Start-Ups

August 15, 2013

Community needs assessments are great, but there isn’t always an “assessor” on hand to do them. Here are a few ideas for DIY needs assessment….

Making It as a Maker

February 17, 2013

The cost of participation in an open system is giving something away, but when the right set of partnerships come together open systems can create value- of one sort or another- for all participants.

Agile UX Research for Designing ‘Everyday Analytics’

February 6, 2013

Designing “dashboards” to help therapists make use of data.

Sketching the User Experience as a Diagnostic

January 3, 2013

Simple sketches convey a lot about how technology in a therapy session informs the interactions between therapist and patient.

Flows in the Flood: Mapping Communication Flows During Irene

September 21, 2012

Documenting the information flows around Hurricane Irene.

An Image of a Vinyl Record circa 1908

How Green Was My Vinyl?

October 7, 2011

ICT’s environmental impact is still an open question.

Are We Doing Good?

March 22, 2011

A Conversation on CTC Evaluation with Mike Crandall and Samantha Becker.

Methods Madness: Contextual Inquiry

January 17, 2011

Given the mutual blind spots of observer and observed, how can researchers ensure 1) that what people tell us they want is what they actually want and 2) that we understand what they are telling us?

Picture 2

Four Conversations on Greening ICT

February 23, 2010

Two architects, an artist, an analyst and an activist go deep on the promises and perils of information and communication technologies vis-à-vis the environment.

View Older Entries