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.
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.
- 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.
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