design research

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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