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Looking for Makers to do Research Interview

Hello! I'm doing research on people who make things (artists, hackers, crafters, etc.). I'm a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon and an intern this summer at Yahoo Research. I'm talking to people about one of their projects where they tried to make something new, something they hadn't tried before. The interview is about how the project got started, where they found helpful information, interesting things that happened, how they felt about it at the end, etc. The goal of this research is to understand the role of online resources in the process of making. Would you be interested in participating? The interview is about an hour or so. If you're in the bay area, we can meet in a convenient place for a casual conversation about your work and experiences. If you're not in the area or that's not convenient, we can chat on the phone or over IM. We have gift certificates to thank participants for their time. Contact me via instructables or email me at goodatmakingstuff@yahoo.com with any questions at all.

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Pumpkin$8 years ago
hmmm.. I'm not too helpful in that area why bother in posting this? Why bother reading this or this or this
my husband is a full time tinkerer. He just built a dutch-style bakfiets for hauling kids and groceries. He doesn't do computer stuff like blogs or this site. But he's more than willing to do interviews. Done quite a few in the past.
here's his bike. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2662723830_81682c8742_o.jpg
were in the north bay.
Kiteman8 years ago
(Has anybody been contacted by cTor?)
I have, but I'm not in the Bay area... (:D
bumpus Kiteman8 years ago
(yes)
cTor (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
I'm listening ... and I'm focusing on local interviews this week and next. As someone suggested, an email survey could be the best bet for those outside the bay area. So I'm pursuing that idea. Thanks for your ideas and responses.
gmjhowe Kiteman8 years ago
(no)
Keith-Kid8 years ago
Right now I'm making a snow machine and a fog machine, completely from scratch. I'm researching on making them, but its mostly taking a chance.
bumpus8 years ago
I think my favorite project was of my cigar box guitar.. built from scratch, with inspiration from the web...
=SMART=8 years ago
If your looking for bored 16 year-olds then im your guy, id be happy toy help but you probbaly dont want/need it
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