Collaborative Canine Behaviour survey
After discussing the potential applications of interaction design applied to animal behaviour theories with the zoologist and the proposal to apply them to addressing issues in canine behaviour and helping them when rehoused, he mentioned that it would be effective to apply theories of observing animal behaviour and to conduct it on household dogs.
Animal theory and Big Bang Data influence
Soon after discussing matters of obtaining data on animal behaviour, the zoologist mentioned that it is ideal to track and observe key
locations and activities that the dog has a tendency to visit. The zoologist gave mentioned checking where the dog goes to eat, where are the rest zones,where does the dog tend to feel safe and how does she move around the space she is given.
Taking into account the theories of ethology to look at the dogs fro human perspective, I chose to visit the Big Bang Data exhibit to view how data was collected on humans, and found a specific design that showed the move cents they made within the actual exhibit.
Canine behaviour survey
Following the guidance of the zoologist I conducted a basic survey, however further discussions showed that it would be ideal to compare the activities of other dogs and also take into account the main dogs previous behaviour to identify a change that has occurred. The research demonstrated how the main dog “BOB” behaviour changed from the first visit when compared to current behaviour and how by comparison an strangers dog upon he’s first visit behaved by comparison. This is to spot by a guide survey how dogs behave and settle into new surroundings.
Canine exploring new areas
The survey showed that Bob upon her first visit first moved towards the coach to gain a perspective of the surrounding, similar to how humans want to have a look over a large area from a high pint of view. Bob then as she moved around the room choose to find places in corner areas, once again similar to how certain people like corner areas of a room. Jasper the second dog mimicked the same behaviour and finding safe zones. As time progressed we noticed that these safe zones over time are the areas that the dog likes to sleep and eat, no different from how humans develop a attachment to spots on a coach (big bang theory Sheldon).
Both dogs demonstrate that upon a first visit they do not explore as frequently, however as they interact with the environment, the feel the need to explore and keep it safe by regularly checking that birds and other animals are not intruding in the place they made home.