ProbeTools are unconventional cameras and audio devices for Cultural Probes studies. Designed as Self-Build devices that researchers can make themselves by following instructions and downloading software and 3D models from the project website, ProbeTools are unique electronic devices that can be used at the heart of user research studies. There are three kinds of device: TaskCam, VisionCam and Interviewer, and each offers a novel and engaging way for people to tell you about themselves and their everyday lives.

Click here to launch the ProbeTools external website or here for a conference paper about the project

Date: 2018

A photograph of a collection of assembled and disassembled ProbeTool devices
A photograph of the My Naturewatch Camera web-based interface on a smartphone next to the camera in an outdoors location
A photograph of a TaskCam PCB being assembled
A photograph of a collection of TaskCams
A photograph of a collection of VisionCams