Cultural Probes

Our team’s studio project is really picking up. We’re digging into the content we’ve been provided and preparing for interviews.

We currently have a set of persona’s, an interview, an internal social media site, and plenty of Powerpoint presentations to dig into. We’ve been working on strategies for getting more information at this point as well, of which we are primarily working on prepping for interviews and developing a cultural probe.

For us this cultural probe will include a camera and a notebook. We want to skin the camera to include instructions specific to the information we need, similar to what Ideo showed in step 4 of their Human Centered Design Field Guide. As we developed it we hit upon the idea of combining the two together. We’re still working out the kinks but it has the potential to be vastly superior. Now I wonder if we even need an envelope for the return shipping?