Business Anthropology

AAA Conference 2018 San Jose


AAA San Jose 2018 is the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). It will be hosted in San Jose, CA from November 14-18, 2018. The theme of the program this year is titled "Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation." AAA Conference 2018 San Jose Theme Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, [...]

AAA Conference 2018 San Jose2018-08-18T20:19:59-04:00

Anthropology Associations for Design Anthropologists


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 [...]

Anthropology Associations for Design Anthropologists2018-09-09T18:00:32-04:00

Design Anthropology Videos


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: [...]

Design Anthropology Videos2018-09-09T18:00:31-04:00

What is Design Anthropology?


Have you asked yourself what is design anthropology? If so, this article attempts to demystify the growing relationship of design anthropology and why it is important. Design anthropology is a form of applied anthropology that makes use of ethnographic methods to develop new products, services, practices, and forms of sociality. It is reflective with its [...]

What is Design Anthropology?2018-09-09T18:01:14-04:00

Natalie Hanson Interview – Enterprise User Experience (UX)


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 [...]

Natalie Hanson Interview – Enterprise User Experience (UX)2018-08-18T17:47:11-04:00

Great Leaders Are Not Only Inspired; They Inspire Others


Last year on a trip to the Salvador Dalí museum in St. Petersburg Florida, I came across a quote of his in which he said: “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” I have thought about that quote since then, and realize it not only applies to artists [...]

Great Leaders Are Not Only Inspired; They Inspire Others2018-08-18T17:44:40-04:00

Business Anthropology Website & Community


Recently, an applied anthropology group launched the business anthropology website and community. The website was started by Robert J Morais, Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Elizabeth Briody, and Allen Batteau. What is Business Anthropology? Business Anthropology is one of the latest ways that anthropology has asserted itself on the global stage. Business anthropologists contribute to economic development worldwide, [...]

Business Anthropology Website & Community2018-08-03T18:49:04-04:00
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