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 & … Continue reading Great internet stuff: the not-so-weekly digest (#8)

Practicing Anthropology in User Experience, Design and Business (AAA Webinar Recording)

Last week I did a presentation for the American Anthropological Association about applying anthropology in user experience, design and business. There are ample career opportunities for anthropologists in this field, but I've realized over the past couple years how obscure it is among academics and students within the discipline. My goal was to illustrate what … Continue reading Practicing Anthropology in User Experience, Design and Business (AAA Webinar Recording)

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