About Forks and Chopsticks

A Qualitative research study into women‘s use of smartphones

Binglu Gu
Film, Kunst & Kultur

“About forks and chopsticks” is a study into the use and relationship women have with their smartphones. This book, initially a master thesis written in 2012, documents the empirical investigation into the everyday rituals and habits of the studied women with their phones. It unfolds the differences and similarities of emotions and needs that go beyond the question of functionality. A majority of this work showcases the accumulated qualitative data turned into design tools for further or similar design research.