For our product design module at uni, we have to carry out research. But we have learned a new approach to gathering information from random people - cultural probes.
These probes allow you to ask more personal questions but not in an obtrusive way.
My probes are focused at local craftsmen, women and electronic engineers to see if there are any similarities/difference between them. The packs contain:
a disposable camera
a rule sheet
a recipe book
I am sending these probes away tomorrow, so hopefully by next week I will have some results!