Technology 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

Contextual Inquiry: Navigating the Politics of User Research


As User Experience (UX) practitioners conducitng user research we must work to understand users’ conscious and unconscious actions, but how? We all know that users often misreport when asked questions, not because they are looking to intentionally deceive us, but because they are humans with their specializations, constructed self-images, and fallible memories. More often than not, [...]

Contextual Inquiry: Navigating the Politics of User Research2018-08-18T17:33:57-04:00
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