As the famous French designer, Philippe Starck, notes, “You never create a good design if you only think about design; but only when you take life, sex, body, and sweat into the account.” The intensive ethnographic method of participant observation fieldwork fueled by anthropological conceptualization offers an excellent opportunity for learning, cognition and empathy. While ethnography is an indispensable tool for thinking about meaningful and responsible design, the design provides technology for future change.
What you’ll learn
The knowledge gathered in this course can then be used extensively in other areas of the company’s life where insights on various stakeholders (customers, employees etc.) are needed.
- Thursday June 13 – Saturday June 15:
Lectures with workshops and field trainings
- Monday June 17 – Thursday June 20:
Team or eventually individual projects with consulting sessions with the course instructors (Optional)
- Friday June 21:
Project delivery and feedback session (Optional)