Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab

  • Alan Chamberlain
  • Andy Crabtree

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Alan Chamberlain, Andy Crabtree
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alan Dix
    Pages 7-29
  4. Tommaso Colombino, Jutta Willamowski, Antonietta Grasso, Benjamin V. Hanrahan
    Pages 55-71
  5. Richard Harper, Siân Lindley, Richard Banks, Phil Gosset, Gavin Smyth
    Pages 73-92
  6. Keith Cheverst, Nick Taylor, Trien Do
    Pages 93-113
  7. Jon Whittle, Maria Angela Ferrario, Will Simm
    Pages 115-147
  8. Ewa Luger, Tom Rodden
    Pages 149-172
  9. Nick Race, Dave Randall, Mark Rouncefield, Roger Slack
    Pages 173-193
  10. Peter Tolmie
    Pages 195-235

About this book


This edited collection opens up new intellectual territories and articulates the ways in which academics are theorising and practicing new forms of research in ‘wild’ contexts. Many researchers are choosing to leave the familiarity of their laboratory-based settings in order to pursue in-situ studies ‘in the wild’ that can help them to better understand the implications of their work in real-world settings. This has naturally led to ethical, philosophical and practical reappraisals with regard to the taken for granted lab-based modus operandi of scientific, cultural and design-based ways of working. This evolving movement has led to a series of critical debates opening up around the nature of research in the wild, but up until now these debates have not been drawn together in a coherent way that could be useful in an academic context. The book brings together applied, methodological and theoretical perspectives relating to this subject area, and provides a platform and a source of reference material for researchers, students and academics to base their work on. Cutting across multiple disciplines relating to philosophy, sociology, ethnography, design, human–computer interaction, science, history and critical theory, this timely collection appeals to a broad range of academics in varying fields of research. 


Research in the Wild Socially Embedded Nature of Technology ‘In the Wild’ Studies Walking Technology Walking Methodologies Contextual Inquiry Call Center Outsourcing Ethnographic Organization Studies HCI in the Wild Interaction with Digital Objects Wray Photo Display Rural Community Display Catalyst Project Co-Design Process Responsible Innovation Consent in Research Socio-Technical Systems Trolleyology User-centred Design Technology Appropriation

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Chamberlain
    • 1
  • Andy Crabtree
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18018-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18020-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6263
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