Designing with People

Designing with people : Understanding people’s worlds

March 22, 2016

Social designers have important moral and ethical responsibilities.

Join us for some conversation and case studies about design research in complex social contexts.


Jax Wechsler and Daniel Mohr will set the scene, sharing some design research methods and cases from across the globe.

Charmaine Jones is a consultant anthropologist with an interest in the intersection between design and anthropology. She has worked since 2004 on a number of native title cases in Western Australia and Queensland. Between 2008 and 2012 she looked at the environmental politics of southern Chile. She will explore a few of the ethical implications of this work, particularly the issue of having overlapping and conflicting obligations to multiple stakeholders.

Denise Belling will join us for the panel, sharing insights, perspectives and learnings from 15 years of human-centred research and design, with particular focus on experiences with vulnerable people, including young people in care, young people experiencing homelessness and people with chronic health conditions.

Kate Goodwin and John Murphy share a Diary Study research project conducted with prison inmates.

The talks will be followed by a panel where we will talk about conducting design research with people and the associated ethical responsibilities.


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