Household Reality Description

Through this first assignment, students were asked to ethnographically describe two cases of familiar household behaviors. For the first case, students self-reported on a familiar habit behavior of their own. The second case focused on a person unknown to them and from a different population. Before engaging in fieldwork research, students were required to develop a research design presenting the objects and subjects of the study, methods, and variables and key indicators. The objective of the activity was not to look for design problems, but learn how to provide thick descriptions of ordinary realities. Through this assignment, students learned how to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

INSTRUCTOR

Sebastien Proulx

TERM

August 2018

CLASS NUMBER

Design 4101

SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Capacity to observe and identify personal tactics
• Capacity to develop a comprehensive narrative of ordinary life routines
• Capacity to use visual representation techniques to support narrative storytelling

DELIVERABLE

• 2X Ethnographic reports
• Class presentation