March 29 : Intelligence Gathering + Testing Methods

Guest (via Skype): Bryan Boyer (We read two Helsinki Design Lab publications for March 15. Bryan Boyer was a member of that team. Check out his other work here.)

Methods Workshop: we’ll discuss processes for identifying the concepts that interest us, techniques for operationalizing those concepts, and strategies for identifying (or building) tools for evaluation and measurement

There are a thousand and one potential methods we could employ in our projects. Here’s a brief sampler of design-oriented methods that serve as a base for our collective consideration of methodology; we can then discuss methods specific to your individual and group projects. 

Supplemental Resources: 

Instrument-Building Lab: After our methods discussion, we’ll build some speculative measurement tools using the Extrapolation Factory’s 99-cent Futures method!

Photo : Extrapolation Factory, via Core77