Designing for Interaction

It's abook about new thinking about designing for interaction. 


deMarrais K Inside stories – Qualitative Research Reflections New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998

Boring book, I don't even know why I picked it up. It LOOKED like it might be useful 

Ethnographic Methods

May 2, 2006

O'Reilly K Ethnographic Methods New York: Routlege, 2005

GN345 ON3

 Using case studies to "illustrate the dilelemmas and solutions that an ethnographic researcher may encounter", this book "guides the researcher from initial planning phases, through to analysis and write up". Topics include participant observation, qyualitative interviews, group interviews and visual data collection and analysis.
"Ethnography is not a prescribed set of methods – it is a methodology that acknowledges the complexity of human experience and the need to research it." 

Doing Fieldwork

May 2, 2006

Fife W "Doing fieldwork – Ethnographic Methods for Research in Developing Countries and beyond" New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

 GN 346FF27

A book that looks at methods for ethnographic research. I thought it might be useful, but it's mroe about the sort of ethnographic research done in places like Papua New Guinea. 

Burroway m, Burton A, Ferguson A, Fox K, Gamson N,Hurst L, Kurzman C, Salzinger L, Schiffman J, Ui S "Enography Unbound – Power and resistance in the modern metropolis" Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991

I just flicked through this book which is a collection of essays looking at the way people deal with contemporary life in modern cities. 

Creative Interviewing

May 2, 2006

Douglas J "Creative Interviewing" Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 1985

H62 DQ442 

Techniques for making interviews easier. Old but OK. I haven't read all of it, but includes things like setting the scene, fitting your methids to the goals and situations, creating intimacy etc.

Klanten r, Hellige K, Hulan T “Sonic – visuals for music” Berlin:Die Gestalten Verlag, 2004

German based book featuring 100’s and 100’s of CD covers and inlays. Incredible variety and inspiring art. From the sublime to the rediculous in many ways, as each spread features different music, and there’s well over 300 pages. Amazing how some projects are very ‘designed’ and some just sem to be slapped together.