Course Info

HCI 515: Design Ethnography

This discussion course focuses on topics related to ethnographic methods such as activity theory, value sensitive design, online ethnography and reflexivity. Students will conduct participatory observations, interviews, and diary studies (all methods designed to engage with users "in the wild") and translate the results from those studies into design implications. In this service learning course, students will work with community partners to conduct ethnographic studies and design a tool for the organization based on the results from the formative study. PREREQUISITE(S): HCI 445 and HCI 454 and HCI 430

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 901
Class number: 33314
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00507 at Loop Campus

Spring 2014-2015

Section: 901
Class number: 37534
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00507 at Loop Campus