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Cultural probes

Cultural probes


Probes can be used to gather inspirational rather than factual information from users. They give insights in peoples lives, values and thoughts.


Assemble a cultural probes kit and distribute it to the users. The kit can contain activities, questions and/or assignments that give you insight and inspiration on the topic you are interested in. After a period of time, collect the results and discuss them together with the user.


In practice

Cultural probes can be inspirational and give a great insight in peoples lives. They are particularly useful in open-ended design projects or projects covering sensitive topics.

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