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The dos and dont's of diary studies


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There are a lot of pitfalls that await design researchers and ethnographers when conducting diary studies. Your research project can easily become undone by ignoring simple logistics. This presentation embodies the learnings from multiple diary studies conducted at Different, a user experience consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. It will tell you about the history of diary studies, how to enhance them, how to conduct them, what to do and most importantly what not to do.

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The dos and dont's of diary studies

  1. 1. The dos and don’ts of diary studies<br />
  2. 2. What are diary studies?<br />
  3. 3. Recruit carefully for diary studies<br />
  4. 4. Brief your participants<br />
  5. 5. Prepare diary packs<br />
  6. 6. It’s difficult getting materials back<br />
  7. 7. Keep in touch with participants<br />
  8. 8. Set some tasks<br />
  9. 9. End with an interview<br />
  10. 10. I couldn’t have made this without you<br />