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Applied Anthropology, Design Anthropology

Design anthropology is a form of applied anthropology that grew out of cultural anthropology.  It involves the collaboration between anthropologists, designers, and often other stakeholders. It is a young practice only stretching back to the 1980s. However, despite its relatively short history, it is incredibly forward-looking. But because it is so young, new practitioners often are left looking […]

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Applied Anthropology, Matt Artz

“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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