Future Perfect is a blog written by Jan Chipchase, who used to work for Nokia, and who now works for a design and innovation company. He specialises in in taking teams of concept/industrial designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists, and ethnographers into the field and, after a fair bit of work, getting them home safely.
He’s currently working in Afghanistan. His blog entries are fascinating, and worth reading. Start here, and then explore some of the other entries.