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Indie anthropology magazine Peeps brings public anthropology together with photojournalism and design

Peeps Magazine is an independent magazine that delivers stories from around the world written by anthropologists immersed in different cultures to bring new perspectives and experiences to your door. Greg Salmela, communications and magazine designer at Aegis Design, leads a team of creative professionals to produce Peeps Magazine: “We’ve worked with applied anthropologists and photographers…

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Great internet stuff: the not-so-weekly digest (#6)

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, business, organizational culture, technology, careers, and culture [change] and society. Design The Timelessness of Snakes and Ladders: what…

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EPIC 2015 Call for Papers (deadline March 17th)

(Click here to go straight to the official EPIC Call for Papers) EPIC2015 will cross the equator to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and our theme Building Bridges reflects this crossing and the diverse connections among people, places, industries, and disciplines at the heart of ethnographic praxis. São Paulo is a setting that invites us to…

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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 people can purchase routine health care services directly from providers with upfront prices. Individuals with access to SpendWell as a benefit of their insurance plan can search…

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Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Janne Flisrand, Network Weaver and Owner of Flisrand Consulting

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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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 first pointed out in 1964, the medium by which information is conveyed affects how the information, or message, is perceived by the audience. This is especially important for…

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What I’ve been reading lately: the not-so-weekly digest (#5)

Presenting another installment of a collection of most-highly-recommended articles and websites that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks on the following topics: design, research, business, organizational culture, technology, careers, and culture [change] and society. Design A panel of UX professionals dish on UX certifications | Elaine Matthias, UX Magazine An interview with Zeesha…

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Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Erika Washburn, Manager of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing interview series featuring practicing anthropologists who work outside universities. 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 the general…