applied anthropology jobs

Where to Look for Applied Anthropology Jobs

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Matt Artz, Technology Anthropology
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If you are looking for an applied anthropology job, the task of finding one can often seem daunting. When looking at the large job boards, you will rarely find the word anthropologist in the job title. If you are lucky, the word ethnography will be included in the job description, but that is not always […]

Best Anthropology Blogs

Best Anthropology Blogs

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Matt Artz, Medical Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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Finding the best anthropology blogs is like finding the right journal articles – you can search all day in the wrong place, or you can use technology to enable finding the best.  In the past, I had searched around and bookmarked many, however, I found I only repeatedly visited a few.  Below is the list of […]

UNT Anthropology Courses

UNT Anthropology Courses

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Matt Artz, Technology Anthropology
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As previously discussed, I had enrolled in the UNT Anthropology master’s program because I work in tech, and likewise was interested in the business, technology, and design anthropology concentration UNT offered. At UNT, the business, technology, and design anthropology concentration is led by Susan Squires and Christina Wasson. Both of them have extensive experience working in industry and have published numerous […]

SfAA Podcast Project

SfAA Podcast Project

Applied Anthropology, Matt Artz
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For the anthros out there who may not realize, the SfAA podcast project is a collaboration with the University of North Texas (UNT) anthropology department to record and share panel sessions from the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA). The SfAA Podcast Project is in its 10th year uploading podcasts recorded at the […]

Consulting Podcasters

Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding

Applied Anthropology, Matt Artz
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Thanks to the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) for having Adam Gamwell and I of This Anthro Life present at the annual meeting in Philadelphia. We presented as part of the New Methods, Interventions And Approaches session. Our paper title was Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding. You can read […]

Consulting Podcasting at the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)

Consulting Podcasting at Society for Applied Anthropology

Applied Anthropology, Matt Artz
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At this year’s Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) annual meeting in Philadelphia, Adam Gamwell and myself will be representing This Anthro Life as we present on consulting podcasting. We are part of the New Methods, Interventions and Approaches panel, and our paper is titled Consulting Podcasters: Prototyping a Democratic Tool for Multiple Voices, Storytelling and Solution Finding. […]

UNT Anthropology Masters Program

UNT Anthropology Master’s Program

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Matt Artz, Medical Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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Picking the right anthropology masters program is important. Ideally, you should pick one based on the professors you wish to work with and/or the concentrations they offer.  I was interested in business, technology, and design anthropology, and likewise, I selected the University of North Texas (UNT) anthropology MS program because they offered a concentration in […]

Anthropology Models

Three Anthropology Models in Design Anthropology

Applied Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Matt Artz
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While design anthropology, with its use of ethnographic theory and methods, lends itself well to the application of design in business, not all design anthropology models are created equal. In Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice, Ton Otto and Rachel Charlotte Smith argue that there are three models: dA, Da, and DA. Design Anthropology (dA, Da, & DA) […]

design anthropology books

Design Anthropology Books

Applied Anthropology, Matt Artz
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“Design anthropology describes the practices of anthropologists who collaborate with designers and team members from other disciplines in order to develop new product ideas” (Wasson 2000). The Value of Ethnographic Research “The primary contribution of the anthropologists lies in the ethnographic research they conduct with users, or potential users, of the product being envisioned, in […]

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