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Future Everyday Practices & Thing-Centered Learning

The Influences of Infinite Thing-Centered Learning on Everyday Practices, in Relation to Co-Performance

Design Research 
for future everyday
practices

Course Project
Researching the 
Future Everyday
(elective)

 

Coach
assistant professor
dr. Lenneke Kuijer

Collaborations
project members: Rick Buijs, Kyara Fasen & Melvin Sterk

Client
no client

Advisors
Lenneke Kuijer & Ron Wakkary
 

in short

Design research challenge, methods, results & contribution

Within this course I have investigated in-depth the paper by Kuijer [2], about automated artefacts as co-performers of social practices. In collaboration with fellow students, I have conducted a design research about the influences on practices, when automated artefacts learn (infinitely) through a thing-centered perspective in a future everyday environment. In which we investigated the question: “What are the influences on practices when automated artefacts learn through a thing-centered perspective in a future everyday environment?”

 

Considering automated artefacts as co-performers in practices can bring insight to the relation between objects and people in practices. Taking a thing-centered perspective has similar aims in understanding the relation between objects and people, however the interplay between these two topics has not been a topic of research yet. Through creating a research product (video showing infinite thing-centered learning kitchen machines) showing the thing-centered perspective and discussing implications for practices in a focus group with designers, the study has brought insights into factors that influence practices. The results provide four different aspects that show influences of automated thing-centered learning artefacts on practices in a future everyday environment. These four aspects are recommended to be taken into account by designers when adopting a thing-centered perspective to design artefacts that continuously learn. Doing this has potential to understand more about the relation between objects and people, and can lead to new ways to frame and solve problems.

COMPETENCIES LEARNED

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Researching the Future Everyday-What if Question
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Future World Probing
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Focus Groups
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Future Scenario Infinite thing-centered learning in cooking practices
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Focus Group Questions
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Focus Group Questions2
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Future Scenario Infinite thing-centered learning in cooking practices2
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Focus Group Questions3
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Focus Group Questions4
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Research product video snapshot
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Researching the Future Everyday-ThingCentered Learning2
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Research product video snapshot2
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RFE thematic analysis results
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Themes creation focus groups
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Final themes focus groups
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Final themes focus groups2
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