Zeisel’s List of Do’s and Don’ts for Observing Physical Traces

Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-Behavior Research John Zeisel Do’s: Be critical and ask questions Become a full participant Observe in context and notice setting Use annotative diagrams, recordings, drawings, photographs Be aware props change settingĀ (also change in space) Look for displays of self/personalization/identification Look for official messages Don’t’s: Observe unobtrusively/passively Be aware of “selective […]