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Illustrating how this can be done in practice, this chapter has described a recent project involving the design of a context-aware mobile information system on the basis of a rapid ethnographic field study. In this project, the process of design sketching from analytical data made a useful link between interpretation and design. It provided a means of communicating a conceptual understanding of current practice into the early stages of interface design, and helped “translate” findings from the field data into design parlance.
From Ethnography to Interface Design One approach to interpreting the data collected is to have a cross-discipline team participating in the fieldwork. In this situation designers go into the field with ethnographers to experience themselves how users work. They also contribute to the representation of the gathered data, shaping it into a form that is easier for designers to use (Diggins & Tolmie, 2003). Representing ethnographic findings through pictorial stories, drawings, data models, analogies and metaphors are ways to communicate field learning to cross-discipline teams (Millen, 2000).
Gathering and interpreting data The aim of our ethnographic field study was to inquire into peoples’ social interactions at Federation Square. The field study was guided by a subset of McCullough’s typology of everyday situations (McCullough, 2004) for classifying peoples’ social activities when out on the town: eating, drinking, talking, gathering, cruising, belonging, shopping, and attending. The study applied a rapid ethnography approach and consisted of a series of contextual interviews (Beyer & Holtzblatt, 1998) and ethnographic field observations (Blomberg & Burrell, 2003) with the designers acting as pseudo-ethnographers and gathering the field data (Figure 2).