If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions
— Albert Einstein

what is design ethnography?


my dissertation

focuses on understanding how engineers transition from novice design ethnographers to more informed practictioners


click below to learn more about individual research studies


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task-shifting medical devices

How do we enable minimally-trained healthcare workers to provide more medical services?


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moving toward’s human-centered design

How do students views of human-centered design shift during a design project?


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student use of design ethnography

How do novice design teams use ethnographic data during design decision making?


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data collection & requirements development

How do designers collect, synthesize, and use diverse information sources during requirements development?


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interview quality

What relationship exists between the execution of high quality interviews & the relevance of information elicited to product requirements?