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In 2009, when I first started grad school, a professor asked each student in the cohort to share the anthropological topic areas they planned to focus on in their studies and careers. As I listened, it seemed that many had a fairly specific idea of what they wanted to research as academics, or the field…

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Great internet stuff: the not-so-weekly digest (#8)

Presenting another installment of a collection of most-highly-recommended articles, websites and ideas that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks (recently renamed from “What I’ve been reading lately – the not-so-weekly digest”.) Topics include design, research, user experience, anthropology, business, organizational culture, technology, careers, culture [change] and society, and other great stuff. Design &…

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Practicing Anthropology in User Experience, Design and Business Webinar (This week!)

This Wednesday, 1/6/16, I am giving a presentation for the American Anthropological Association Webinar Wednesdays Series about doing anthropology in user experience, design and business. The content will be pretty introductory, with the primary audience being students, professors, those interested in transitioning from academia to practice, and anyone interested in the application of social sciences…

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My tool for estimating project budgets

When I first started freelancing, I was struggling to estimate project budgets that didn’t result in some level of inaccuracy. A couple times I even left out important activities/expenses that I ended up paying for in the end. To avoid any further frustration and loss, I worked with Isaac to create a project cost estimator…

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EPIC 2016 Call for Participation

EPIC 2016 Minnesota, 29 August-1 September The premier international gathering on ethnography and design in industry Call for Participation – Papers, Case Studies, PechaKucha and Tutorials The EPIC2016 theme pathmaking emphasizes the power of ethnography in academia and business to create transformative innovation, growth and strategic success for companies, industries and communities. The conference will highlight…