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Recyclable materials

September 29, 2022, 11:17 am [ Read the full story ... ]

Key phenomenon

September 29, 2022, 11:11 am [ Read the full story ... ]

Frontier Design Prize & Speech

September 24, 2022, 12:42 am – I received the Frontier Design Innovation award by the World Design Conference and the Shanghai Municipal Government. My acceptance talk is based on my book, Design for a Better World: Understandable, Sustainable, Humanity Centered (MIT Press, Mar... [ Read the full story ... ]

Ethnography for the AI Age: How to Get Started

September 18, 2022, 8:43 pm – By , and , ReD Associates To influence the development of artificial intelligence, ethnographers must build more partnerships and new kinds of outputs. Artificial intelligence (AI) has made huge strides recently in areas like natural language proc... [ Read the full story ... ]

FastCo honors two ID projects in 2022 Innovation by Design Awards

September 15, 2022, 2:10 pm – Every year for the past 11 years design publication Fast Company has honored the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. This year, Fast Company has honored two student ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Resilient Customer Archetypes: How Research Teams Can Build an Enduring and Evolving Understanding of Users

September 11, 2022, 4:17 pm – by GILLIAN BOWAN, Atlassian Atlassian teams rely on a range of customer archetypes to empathize with customers, understand their problems, and design solutions that meet user needs. But what happens to these artifacts over time? Do they become ane... [ Read the full story ... ]

What’s Next versus What’s Valuable: Perspectives on the Value of Ethnography in a Future-Focused World

September 4, 2022, 9:01 pm – by & , IS IT A BIRD A framework for ethnography and futures work that expands our understanding of the nature of change Ethnographers operating in the future-focused context of business consultancy face a core challenge. Our approach is holistic a... [ Read the full story ... ]

User Research & Engineering: Better Together During Discovery

September 2, 2022, 9:28 pm – by & , Spotify When we think about the “Discovery” phase in the product development process, we often picture product owners, design, and researchers working to understand a problem area, the needs of end users in that area, and testing product id... [ Read the full story ... ]

Hysterical Health: Building Ethnographic Expertise for More Equitable Innovation

August 29, 2022, 10:08 pm – An EPIC Talk with LUCY NEILAND, DEANA KOTIGA & ANGUS GRANT, Ipsos November 11, 8–9:30am US Pacific Time (16:00–17:30 GMT) Free for EPIC Members Ethnographers challenge the centuries-long legacy of myth and misinformation about women’s bodies that ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Seeing the World at Scale and in Depth: A Journey with Big and Thick Data

August 18, 2022, 11:54 pm – by , Stripe Partners When I was studying economics at university one of our professors introduced us to Jorge Luis Borges’s “On Exactitude in Science”, a one-paragraph story. It imagines an empire so enthralled by cartography that larger and large... [ Read the full story ... ]

An Interview with Tiffany Tivasuradej

August 12, 2022, 4:53 pm – Tiffany Tivasuradej is a Senior Manager at CBRE and co-chair of the EPIC2022 PechaKucha Committee. Tell us about yourself in one sentence. Anthropologist that’s exploring the future of work for her work and baking a lot when she’s not at work. Why... [ Read the full story ... ]

Watch/read The Evolution of User Research: past, present and future with Steve Portigal

August 11, 2022, 3:44 pm – Kritika Oberoi and Looppanel did a great job editing down a long and discursive exchange into a few key takeaways. The full article is here. I offered my high-level take on the history of user research, especially in tech. Phase 1 – Research Consu... [ Read the full story ... ]

Lens International Design Conference 2022 Keynote: Redesigning Design

August 10, 2022, 2:43 pm – I am honoured to be invited by Shih Chien University College of Design to give a keynote speech during their Lens International Design Conference 2022 on January 7th 2022.   In the conference The Lens, design is interpreted as a multi-perspective ... [ Read the full story ... ]

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