Ethnographic Research Training Courses for UX Professionals

Ethnographic Research Training Courses for User Experience (UX) Professionals

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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With user experience (UX) on the rise in industry, ethnography has become a hot term. Increasingly business leaders are asking for ethnographic research. As a result of this, many non-anthropologists have been asking me where they can participate in ethnographic research training courses. Since I have now been asked this a number of times, I figured I […]

Why the World Needs Anthropologists Designing the Future

Why the World Needs Anthropologists Designing the Future

Applied Anthropology, Design Anthropology
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Why the World Needs Anthropologists Designing the Future is the sixth annual event of the EASA Applied Anthropology Network. It will be held October 27 and 27 in Lisbon Portugal. According to the website, it is a symposium that explores the different applications of anthropology beyond traditional academia. This year the event focuses on “design anthropology its methods, […]

Tricia Wang Thick Data

Tricia Wang’s Thick Data = Ethnography + Big Data

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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On a recent episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell, Ryan Collins, and Matt Artz got to interview Tricia Wang on the topic of applying ethnography to big data to produce thick data. About Tricia Wang Dr. Tricia Wang sees her work consulting as sitting at the crossroads of data and social justice. As a global tech ethnographer, Dr. Wang is […]

Anthropology Associations

Anthropology Associations for Design Anthropologists

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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For new practitioners of design anthropology, networking and mentorship is key to developing as a design anthropologist looking to apply ethnographic methods to solve design and business challenges. If you fit into that bucket, considering joining the following anthropology associations, and going to the yearly conferences. By participating in these communities, your knowledge of ethnographic theory and methods will help […]

design anthropology videos

Design Anthropology Videos

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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Design anthropology, with its foundation in ethnographic theory and research methods, is adept at solving modern complex problems by helping practitioners to understand their user’s needs and wants. It has been used in enterprise organizations and consultancies s like IDEO and frog design for decades. If you do know about it, learn more with these videos: […]

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) […]

history design anthropology

The History of Design Anthropology

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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Design anthropology is a form of applied anthropology that makes use of ethnographic methods. It is reflective, yet given its design-orientation, also deliberately and openly prescriptive. Moreover, design anthropology is adept at solving modern complex problems given its ability to understand the problem by conducting applied research which is framed out through the theory and scholarship […]

Natalie Hanson Interview - Enterprise User Experience (UX)

Natalie Hanson Interview – Enterprise User Experience (UX)

Applied Anthropology, Business Anthropology, Design Anthropology, Technology Anthropology
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On a recent episode of This Anthro Life, Adam Gamwell, and Matt Artz got to interview Dr. Natalie Hanson on the topic of applying design anthropology to enterprise user experience (UX). About Natalie Hanson Natalie has been working and researching at the intersection of business strategy, technology, social sciences, and design for nearly fifteen years.  She currently manages two corporate user experience […]

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