Research

Margie Morris

Spring 2017

Appropriation: Examining Unexpected Uses of Technology

Led by Margie Morris

This DRG will examine how individuals creatively adopt technology to enhance their relationships and personal wellbeing. We will review case examples and related psychological research. DRG students will also conduct their own observations, share insights and engage in design ideation. Self-reflection and active participation in group discussions are critical. The DRG will provide experience in a type of qualitative analysis that can drive innovation.

If interested, please write describing about your background, your interests and what you would like to gain from this DRG to Margie Morris at margiemm@uw.edu. Please be as specific as possible.


Winter 2017 

Appropriation:  Examining and Designing for Unexpected Uses of Technology

Date/Time: TBD

This Directed Research Group will examine how individuals creatively adopt technology to enhance their relationships and personal wellbeing and design implications of this appropriation. We will review case examples of individuals using technology in surprising ways and related psychological research. DRG students will also conduct their own observations to identify acts of appropriation and participate in design ideation exercises. From this class, students will get familiar with a type of qualitative analysis that follows fieldwork and drives innovation.

If interested, please write with a few sentences about your background and what you would like to get from participating in the DRG. Send your responses to Margie Morris, HCDE affiliate faculty member, at margiemm@uw.edu.