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The key output from the project is The Design of Everyday Life, co-authored by Elizabeth Shove, Matt Watson, Martin Hand and Jack Ingram. It pulls together the findings and insights from across the project's case studies to develop critical arguments on the role of consumer goods in the design of everyday life.

“This book uses the everyday artefact to break new intellectual ground for consumption studies, design analysis, and the field of material culture. Based on close empirical observation of social practice, it helps bring a new sociology of the artefact into being. It is creative, fresh, and original.” Professor Harvey Molotch, New York University

The book will be published by Berg in December 2007. Find out more on the publisher's web page.


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The project's End of Award Report provides a 5000 word overview of the project's aims, activities and findings. pdf, 1.1Mb

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'Products and Practices: Selected Concepts from Science and Technology Studies and from Social Theories of Consumption and Practice'
Jack Ingram, Elizabeth Shove, and Matthew Watson
2007, Design Issues 23 (2) 3-16 available online

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Watson, M and E Shove (2006) Materialising consumption: products, projects and the dynamics of practice Cultures of Consumption Working Papers Series, Birkbeck College, available as word document here


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Towards Practice Oriented Product Design Shove (pdf 1.3mb)

PDF version of powerpoint slides presented at Towards Practice Oriented Product Design, a workshop hosted by Brainjuicer, London on 14th September 2006




Doing it yourself? Products, competence and meaning in the practices of DIY Watson, Shove (pdf 97k)

Paper presented to European Sociological Association Conference September 2005, Torun, Poland


The value of design and the design of value Shove, Watson, Ingram (pdf 79k)

Paper presented to Joining Forces international design conference, Helsinki, September 2005.


Fossilisation Shove, Pantzar (pdf 67k) Draft


DIY and the restlessness of domestic interiors Watson, Shove (pdf 97k)

Note presented to Restless Interiors interdisciplinary workshop, V&A London, November 2005


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Project proposal (pdf, 115k)

Text of original research proposal, February 2004.