Practices-oriented design

Draws on Practice theory as an approach to design.

Recognises practices as spacio-temporal, disruptable, relational. Defines 'innovation junctions' as moments when multiple Technology converge, interact and exchange. This does not just mean digital technology.

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A case study: Domestic energy demand

First, they (Zimmerman et al., 2010) identified a practice to focus on. They chose 'keeping warm at home'. After that, you select a

Four interpretations of practices-oriented design

Analysing situated practices

  • Focus on practice-as-performance Using methods from user research to analyse situated performances of practices

Tracing practices in space and time

  • Focus on practice-as-entity, trace and compare practices over space and time. Eg: history of bathing across countries.

Disrupting practices

  • Take practices as a unit of design - redesign practices.

Reflecting on practices of design

  • Reflect on the organisational and practical practices that design is a part of. Refletive and reflexive.

Note - I wonder how this practice could interface with Atomic Habits, which focusses on pratices change at an individual level.

Last update: 2022-02-26 22:24