Watching The Horologists INF385T Design Synthesis

This collection of documents represents a limited ethnographic exploration of a local watch repair shop I prepared for John Kolko's Design Synthesis class at the university of Texas. The purpose of this exercise was to familiarize myself with new design research methods.

The horologists at the shop agreed to let me sit with them and document their work for 3 hours with a video recorder. The assignments below were based on those interviews and resulting transcripts.

Many thanks to Aaron, Auston and especially Scott for allowing me access to their worklife.

Assignment 1: Ethnography and Diagramming

Assignment 2: Concept Mapping and Zoom

Assignment 3: Reframing Semantic Context