Digital Design Ethnography: Technologies, People and Futures

Digital Design Ethnography: Technologies, People and Futures

  • 14 March 2019, 2–5pm
  • Building B, B2.15 Lecture Theatre
    Monash University, Caulfield campus 
    900 Dandenong Road
    Caulfield East, VIC


Free, registration required
Image by Werner Du plessis, Unsplash

Join the Emerging Technologies Lab as they present the work of internationally leading academic and industry researchers from Australia and Europe. The symposium is aimed at academic, industry and other organisation-based researchers and scholars (including PhD students).

How can we create new understandings, shape and inform technology research and innovation by bringing together social sciences and design methodologies?

In a contemporary environment of emerging technologies and data there is a growing need for social scientists to produce new understandings and insights into how this is playing out in the present and the implications for possible futures. Yet this involves going beyond the conventions of social science as we know it, to develop collaborations with design disciplines and beyond.



The speakers will discuss:

  • New interdisciplinary research methodologies and fields of practice developed for understanding the design and use of digital and emerging technologies
  • New modes of academic-industry collaboration are growing in this dynamic interdisciplinary field of scholarship, research and practice.


Wednesday 14 March Building B, B2.15 Lecture Theatre
2pm Welcome/Intro
2.15pm Deborah Lupton - Design Sociology
2.45pm Sarah Pink - Design Anthropology
3.15pm Break
3.30pm Sara Arko - The PEOPLE Project
4pm Vaike Fors, Robert Brostrom, Annie Rydstrom - Ethnography and Self-Driving Cars
4.30pm Dan Podjed - The Three Words Banned at Why the World Needs Anthropologists
5pm Summing up

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