Review of research behind practice with Neil.
Still recovering from yesterday's illness.
Research behind practice
[First 30 minutes missed]
> Research is done by people
> You have to understand people
> not so much individuals: overall view.
> don;t generalize without knowing your stuff.
> What people make
It goes both ways- they can influence one another. Objects influence humans, humans influence and create objects, eg;
> Irrational emotional attachment to objects
> poorly designed objects constrict human activity with their constraints. (Neil said my comment here was "Good but literal", look into what he means)
> objects impress back, inform.
encapsulates both above points...
...but is also the product of these points.
> Then we talked about cultural attitudes to farting. Wicked.
> Post War Austerity >> Thatcher >> Self centred, entrepreneurial culture we have now.
To research this stuff is a BIG TASK, There are ways to break it down for a design researcher:
(About here, Neil told us to stop writing)
> Fear or Freedom, To Have or to Be (Eric Fron)
> The different cognition of the inuit due to circular walls
> start somewhere very different from where you are studying
> Love a Spider.