Cultural probes

Per Kristav


How can qualitative and emotional aspects from users be
mapped at the same time as they get something meaningful in
return? This case study has developed the use of cultural
probes [1] with a selection of ten families with small children
in the Öresund region. 
The idea was to evoke thoughts about recreation and living
for the probe users while providing information and
inspiration to the scientist. This has been achieved through the
use of collage. The mixed compositions of images and
quotations in the collages are thought to give a quick and
effective overview over both what thoughts the probe users
have about their home life and how they live. The collages
have then been handled over to the probe users as a platform
for further discussions. The probes ability to work as
something enriching and beneficial to the probe users have
been further developed in a new way. 

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