Tag: design research

Carving a Niche between Software and Social Science: Anthropology in Industry w/ Natalie Hanson – This Anthro Life

Design and anthropology have been seen together with increasing frequency over the last few years, but how do design and anthropology fit together in relation to industry? And,…

Free Think 6 – Who Are the 13,000?

FreeThink 6 – Who Are the 13,000? In this week’s Free Think, Adam and Ryan introduce a new member of our team, Matt, who will be leading a…

Free Think 6 – Who Are the 13,000?

FreeThink 6 – Who Are the 13,000? In this week’s Free Think, Adam and Ryan introduce a new member of our team, Matt, who will be leading a…

The future of designing autonomous systems will involve ethnographers

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: Next up in our Co-designing with machines edition is Madeleine Clare Elish, (@mcette), is an anthropologist and researcher at Data & Society, presents a…

An Engineering Anthropologist: Why tech companies need to hire software developers with ethnographic skills

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: I’m very please to announce that the next contributor in the Co-designing with machines edition is Astrid Countee (@ianthro), an anthropologist, software de…

The human-side of artificial intelligence and machine learning

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: Next up in our Co-designing with machines edition is Steven Gustafson (@stevengustafson), founder of the Knowledge Discovery Lab at the General Electric Gl…

The hidden story of how metrics are being used in courtrooms and newsrooms to make more decisions

Note from the Editor, Tricia Wang: The next author for the Co-designing with machines edition is Angèle Christin (@angelechristin), sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Data & Soci…

Why do brands lose their chill? How bots, algorithms, and humans can work together on social media

Editor’s Note: The fourth contributor to the Co-designing with machines edition is Molly Templeton (@mollymeme), digital and social media expert, Director of Social Media at Everybody …

Lou and Cee Cee prepare for fieldwork in the future: a world where robots conduct ethnography

Editor’s Note: Kicking off our Co-designing with machines edition is Alicia Dudek (@aliciadudek), Innovation Insight Lead & Design Ethnographer at Deloitte Digital Australia. Using …

Co-designing with machines: moving beyond the human/machine binary

Letter from the Editor: I am happy to announce Welcome to the The Co-Desinging with Machines edition. As someone with one foot in industry redesigning organizations to flourish in a…

Lemon Difficult: Building a Strategic Speculation Consultancy

Joseph Lindley works with design fiction in order to facilitate meaningful speculation about the future. In between he likes to make music, take photographs and combine the other two…

Everybody’s an Ethnographer!

Dhruv Sharma has a background in anthropology, has worked in various countries as an ethnographer, and also holds a master’s degree in design ethnography from Dundee University. His doctoral …

We have a Slack! Join us at Ethnography Hangout to discuss applied ethnography

The Ethnography Matters, Anthrodesign, and EPIC teams have created a Slack channel for conversations about ​ethnographic methods. At Ethnography Hangout, we are an interdisciplinary group wea…

Anthropology Works: Practicing Anthropology in Design and Business

Follow this link to an article I wrote for the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News website. In it, I talk about how I apply my anthropology training to…

User Experience Research at SpendWell – My First 3 Months

Three months ago, I started a new job as user experience researcher at SpendWell Health, a start-up here in Portland, OR. SpendWell is building an online marketplace where…

The Medium is the Message: A Lesson in Engaging Stakeholders in the UX Research Process

From designers and information architects to researchers and strategists, user experience practitioners must pay attention to the methods by which they communicate their ideas. As Marshall McLuhan fir…