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University of North Texas MA focus in design anthropology

For those who are interested in applying anthropology to design and business, and who are thinking about a master’s degree, The University of North Texas is a leader in training anthropologists for this field of work. At UNT’s Master’s Program in Applied Anthropology, students develop a strong grounding in anthropological theory while also conducting applied…

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Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Kevin Newton, User Research Lead at Tennessee Data Commons

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to anyone who is interested in the application of anthropology in the real world, including anthropologists, anthropology students, prospective anthropology students, employers, policymakers and…

Design ethnography fellowship

Announcing the ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Business and Design Ethnography Fellowship

The University of Memphis Department of Anthropology (my alma mater) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for prospective MA students in applied anthropology at the U of M seeking to work in customer experience and business anthropology. The ALSAC/St. Jude Business and Design Ethnography Fellow will receive core training in ethnographic methods and…

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Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Will Tyner, Fellow at Code for America

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to anyone who is interested in the application of anthropology in the real world, including anthropologists, anthropology students, prospective anthropology students, employers, policymakers and…

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Getting into User Experience Research: 3 Senior Practitioners Share Their Stories

One thing I love about the field of User Experience is that it’s full of passionate, curious and talented people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds. In addition to the more traditional UX disciplines of human-computer interaction (HCI), human factors, information architecture (IA), psychology, web design and user-centered design (UCD), the social sciences, arts,…