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Cultural Probe

Cultural probes are sets of simple artifacts (such as maps, postcards, cameras, or diaries) that are given to users for them to record specific events, feelings or interactions in their usual environment, in order to get to know them and their culture better. Cultural probes are used to uncover aspects of culture and human interaction like emotions, values, connections, and trust.


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Lifecycle: User research
See also: Diary Study
Sources and contributors: 
Chauncey Wilson, Nigel Bevan
Released: 2009-12
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