Critical design ethnography: Designing for change

Sasha Barab, Michael K. Thomas, Tyler Dodge, Kurt Squire, Markeda Newell

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Abstract

This article describes critical design ethnography, an ethnographic process involving participatory design work aimed at transforming a local context while producing an instructional design that can be used in multiple contexts. Here, we reflect on the opportunities and challenges that emerged as we built local critiques then reified them into a designed artifact that has been implemented in classrooms all over the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-268
Number of pages15
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Action research
  • Critical ethnography
  • Instructional design
  • Participatory design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Education

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Barab, S., Thomas, M. K., Dodge, T., Squire, K., & Newell, M. (2004). Critical design ethnography: Designing for change. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 35(2), 254-268.

Critical design ethnography : Designing for change. / Barab, Sasha; Thomas, Michael K.; Dodge, Tyler; Squire, Kurt; Newell, Markeda.

In: Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 2, 06.2004, p. 254-268.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Barab, S, Thomas, MK, Dodge, T, Squire, K & Newell, M 2004, 'Critical design ethnography: Designing for change', Anthropology and Education Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 254-268.
Barab S, Thomas MK, Dodge T, Squire K, Newell M. Critical design ethnography: Designing for change. Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 2004 Jun;35(2):254-268.
Barab, Sasha ; Thomas, Michael K. ; Dodge, Tyler ; Squire, Kurt ; Newell, Markeda. / Critical design ethnography : Designing for change. In: Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 2004 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 254-268.
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