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Techno|theory Deathmatch: “Using Theory in Research” Read-along

January 18, 2022, 6:38 pm – A new cohort of EPIC members has just embarked on "Using Theory in Research"—a foundational EPIC Course taught by Kate Sieck, PhD (Senior Manager, Machine Assisted Cognition at Toyota Research Institute). We invite you to read along! In the first ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Foundations for Ethical Research

January 11, 2022, 9:35 pm – An EPIC Talk with and March 1, 2022, 4:00–5:30 pm GMT (8–9:30 am US Pacific Time) Free for EPIC Members Many business and organizational environments lack a strong understanding of ethics and institutionalized processes for ethical research practi... [ Read the full story ... ]

Andreas Hug, Board of Directors, Moholy-Nagy Foundation

January 6, 2022, 10:42 pm – Dezeen has named the Moholy-Nagy Foundation's redesign by Pentagram as one of its "top 10 rebrands of 2021." The following was excerpted from a conversation earlier this year between Moholy's grandson, ID alum Andreas Hug (MDes 2004), and Kristin ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Remembering industrial designer and ID board member Robert Blaich

January 6, 2022, 6:00 pm – By Andrew Connor Robert Blaich, a celebrated industrial designer and former board member at IIT Institute of Design (ID), passed away in September of 2021 at the age of 91. Blaich was a pioneer of design management who made an impact early in his ... [ Read the full story ... ]

EPIC2021 Video & Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

January 4, 2022, 3:53 am – Above: EPIC2021 welcome & opening from San Jose, California EPIC2021 Anticipation was the 17th edition of the premier global conference on ethnography in business and organizations. Now you can watch all conference presentations on demand, and rea... [ Read the full story ... ]

Ethnography for Organizational Change

January 2, 2022, 11:54 pm – An EPIC Talk with , Bayes Business School & , JC & Associates Feb 1, 2022, 4:00–5:30 pm London (8–9:30 am US Pacific Time) Free for EPIC Members Organizations are realizing that successful change requires the ability to understand work practices a... [ Read the full story ... ]

Little Dramas Everywhere: Using Ethnography to Anticipate the Future

December 30, 2021, 5:35 am – San Jose State University Workday, Inc. Netflix Inc. In this article, the chairs of EPIC2021 reflect on the idea of Anticipation, and what ethnography reveals to us that may not be readily apparent through other means. Looking backward at the year... [ Read the full story ... ]

How New is the New? Reflecting on How to Design for Tomorrow through the Case of Autonomous Vehicles

December 30, 2021, 4:10 am – An EPIC2021 Sponsored Panel by Waymo Moderator: (Waymo) Panelists: (Waymo), (IIT Institute of Design), (University College London) How do we anticipate the futures of the things we are bringing into the world, and the experiences they will help sh... [ Read the full story ... ]

Eyes on Tomorrow: How Pathfinders Help Facebook See beyond the Horizon to Build Responsible Products

December 30, 2021, 4:03 am – An EPIC2021 Sponsored Panel by Facebook Moderator: , Facebook Panelists: , Facebook Reality Labs; , Facebook; , Instagram Pathfinders, foresight strategists, and responsible innovation researchers help Facebook understand how cultures and communit... [ Read the full story ... ]

Feedback Fatigue: Re-designing the Research Process for Sustainable Insights

December 30, 2021, 3:52 am – An EPIC2021 Sponsored Panel by Atlassian Moderator: (Atlassian) Panelists: (Atlassian), (Atlassian), (Atlassian) & With nearly 6,000 Atlassians, achieving customer-centricity that’s meaningful, sustainable, and respectful of people’s attention can... [ Read the full story ... ]

Tutorial: Leading with Care—How to Support the Mental Well-being of Your Team

December 30, 2021, 3:48 am – & , Co-CEOs, Catalyst Constellations Leaders and managers develop care strategies and plans of action for supporting their teams, their people, and themselves. Overview This tutorial was conducted at EPIC2021. Exercises and discussions have been o... [ Read the full story ... ]

Tutorial: Ethnographic Video—Storytelling for Impact

December 30, 2021, 2:15 am – Instructors: (UX Researcher, Facebook), (Director, Real Ethnography) & (CEO, Reduct) An end-to-end approach to scoping, planing, shooting, editing and sharing video ethnography projects. Overview This tutorial was conducted at EPIC2021. Exercises ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Anticipating the Arrival of a Clean-Sensitive Driving Future

December 29, 2021, 11:32 pm – Rightpoint General Motors General Motors Rightpoint Rightpoint A leading automaker needed to safely study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon driver and passenger experience to effectively prioritize future in-vehicle features related to clea... [ Read the full story ... ]

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