Anthropology Works: Practicing Anthropology in Design and Business

UPDATE: The original article I wrote for Anthropology News has been archived behind a paywall, and is unavailable unless you are an AAA member. Apologies for the inconvenience.  Follow this link to an article I wrote for the American Anthropological Association's Anthropology News website. In it, I talk about how I apply my anthropology training … Continue reading Anthropology Works: Practicing Anthropology in Design and Business

What I’ve been reading lately: the not-so-weekly digest (#3)

Presenting another installment of a collection of most-highly-recommended articles and websites that shaped my thinking throughout the past few weeks on the topics that most excite me right now: design, research, business, technology, food, personal growth, and culture [change] and society. (Note: I decided to try out a new format for the digest that includes … Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately: the not-so-weekly digest (#3)

Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Design Anthropologist Armonía Alvarado

Anthropologists in Practice is an ongoing series of interviews featuring anthropologists (and professionals with anthropology training) who work outside of the academy. The goal of the series is to provide a source of information and inspiration to other practitioners and (prospective) students of anthropology, and to illustrate the wide variety of jobs, skills and competencies … Continue reading Anthropologists in Practice: An Interview with Design Anthropologist Armonía Alvarado

Some ux/design research job interview questions

Please see the revised and updated version of this post here. I've had a busy past couple months in my search for a job in design research. I'm excited to announce that my freelancing days are over, as I recently accepted a full-time position at a product design consultancy here in Portland (details TBA). With … Continue reading Some ux/design research job interview questions

Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Here is a quick list of all of the business anthropology and consumer research-related sessions taking place at the upcoming Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Denver, CO this March. Not surprisingly, there aren't that many. For a complete list of all sessions, workshops and events, please visit the SfAA's website or see the current … Continue reading Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings