18 19 What? Cultural probes (also known as diary studies) Cultural probe provide a way of gathering How to conduct? information about people and their activities. Selected participants The technique allows users are briefed, given a kit to self-report. of materials, and briefed about the requirement to record or note specific events, feelings The Method of research When? or interactions over Cultural probes are Typically, a follow-up appropriate when interview is conducted you need to gather at some point after the information from users briefing session. with minimal influence on their actions, or when the process or event you’re exploring takes place intermittently or over a long period. a specified period.