ethnographic methods

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 Program Announced


The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 program was announced for Honolulu, Hawaii. Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 Theme The 2018 theme is Evidence. The conference seeks to explore: How is evidence created, used, and abused? Research methods are proliferating, yet the connection between evidence and decisions seems more tenuous than ever. EPIC2018 [...]

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2018 Program Announced2018-08-20T14:58:59-04:00

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

Three Anthropological Models in Design Anthropology


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 2006, Marietta Baba stated that design is part of the larger field of business anthropology, and to that end, it is used to create ethnographically informed [...]

Three Anthropological Models in Design Anthropology2018-09-09T18:00:31-04:00

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
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