Design + ethnography + futures: Surrendering in uncertainty

Yoko Akama, Sarah Pink, Annie Fergusson

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This paper aims to co-explore alternative ways that a designed product is not and could be, by committing to a future-oriented approach to research with users. We do not report results but share our process and reflections to discuss how a co-exploration with users underwent a transformative process of our researcherselves to re-make what we know and more importantly, how we not-know.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3145-6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015
Conference number: 33rd (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2015
Abbreviated titleCHI 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of (South)
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  • Anthropology
  • Becoming
  • Disrupting
  • Futures
  • Making
  • Moving
  • Sharing
  • Uncertainty
  • Unknowing

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