Narrative & Object Design Research 2015

Ethnographic design has long been a practise used to study the movement of people and the objects that they own. But what about self-ethnography?


We all fidget and fiddle, and though often it consumes me subconsciously, it lays hidden under desks, behind backs, and disguised around the products that I use. Could the ergonomics of a product influence us emotionally? Do ever feel less important holding a smaller object?


This publication studies a single day of interactions and exposes intricate design decisions and provokes musings - the optimum number of fingers are required to safely balance a phone whilst carrying lunch, the empty space left by conversational hand gestures and why cutlery should be replaced with sandwiches.

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