Crafting ethnographic experiences : ways of knowing Facebook influences of a practice-based approach on research on everyday digital life

STIRLING, Eve (2017). Crafting ethnographic experiences : ways of knowing Facebook influences of a practice-based approach on research on everyday digital life. In: KUNG, Cecile, LAM, Elita and LEE, Yanki, (eds.) Open design for e-very-thing. Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 proceedings/working papers. Cumulus working papers . Aalto, Finland, HKDI Cumulus, 471-476.

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Abstract

This paper presents reflections on ethnographic research, which was undertaken in 2010 exploring the link between Facebook and the use of it by undergraduate students studying in Higher Education at one UK university. The focus of this paper is interrogating the use of practice-based methods within an ethnographic methodology. I present reflections on using design thinking, craft skills and card modeling to supported analyses of participants social interactions on the social media site, Facebook, in coming to know the digital space. Jungnickel and Hjorth (2014, 136) propose that ethnography and practice-based art research have a long ‘tacit history’ and that ‘the process of making and thinking through art is an integral part of doing research’. Using the data collected during the ethnography from my time spent in the field. I take a reflexive view of my translation of the data into material form and discuss the analytical process I went through in coming to know Facebook as ‘narrative interpretation’ and ‘thinking with my hands’.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Book series ISSN 1795-1879 ; 1456-307X
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Depositing User: Eve Stirling
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 09:57
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14879

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