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

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 … Continue reading EPIC 2016 Call for Participation

Taking the freelance plunge: My first 6 months, my next 6 months

It's been six months since I took the plunge into freelance consulting. I've dipped my toes into the pool before, but only temporarily when I was in between jobs. This time it's the real deal, which wasn't my initial intention when I got laid off in July. My plan was to freelance while looking for … Continue reading Taking the freelance plunge: My first 6 months, my next 6 months

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 … Continue reading University of North Texas MA focus in design anthropology

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

Establishing Your Digital Presence: A Primer for Students

Last week I had the opportunity talk with a group of anthropology grad students at the University of Memphis about establishing a professional online presence. These are my slides, which tell you more about the general topics I covered than the specifics. It was a fun topic to think through and talk about with others. … Continue reading Establishing Your Digital Presence: A Primer for Students

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