Agenda 7.16.2008

Agenda

7.16.2008

At Ed Portal, 12pm-6pm

 

Review Mozart Park Observations

Read Observations

Discuss as Group

Discuss what steps have already been taken by ADG and the Architects

 

New Ethnographic Observation of your Neighborhood

* Assignment on pages 2-5

 

Meet The Hub2 Crew!

 

Mock Workshop Run Through!

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Ethnographic Observation
Instructions for Observations

 

 

Why we are doing this

·      Prepare for data-gathering portion of project

·      Develop skill at observing and noting behaviors

 

What are we doing?

·      Observing people in public spaces

·      Documenting the site and what people are doing

 

Where will we do this?

·      In your neighborhoods

 

 

What exactly should we do?

·      Situate yourself where you can observe people interacting with each other and the environment. As you observe what’s going on around you, take careful notes to document your observations. Don’t worry about what it all means.

·      Describe the physical setting and draw a map of it.

·      Make a note of what people are doing, what objects they are using or trying to use, or how people are interacting with each other.

·      Make your descriptions as detailed as possible; nothing is too insignificant to note.

·      Be sure to note the time, place, and duration of your observations.

·      Make a note of any difficulties you have conducting fieldwork. Remember that these difficulties are interesting data; they are not your fault.


Observation Notes

 

Note taker:

 

Date of observations:

 

Time:

 

Location:

 

 

Map of setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of setting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes on what people are doing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Difficulties encountered:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Additional notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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