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Design Thinking
Methodology

The value of anthropology in Design Thinking

It seems like everybody is talking about Design Thinking these days. In case you havent, design thinking is a methodology that has become very popular in contexts of innovation around the world. Many companies are hiring intensive Design Thinking workshops for their employees to learn to think “out of the box” and with the hope… Keep Reading

Lucia Laurent Neva
Interviews

One woman, three disciplines: Semiotics, design & anthropology.

With this entry, we are closing the series of interviews on Design Anthropology that we have published this year 2018 on the occasion of Why the world needs Anthropologists: Designing the future. For this last interview, we have talked with a very special person. She is a designer and anthropologist and has been applying her… Keep Reading

gogurt
Case studies

Thick Data in Product Development: The Go-Gurt Case

Thick Data refers to all those data obtained in an immersive/ethnographic way aiming at revealing the cultural, social and emotional contexts of one or several study groups. Thick Data-based studies have proven their enormous effectiveness when it comes to deepening the reality of users, their social and symbolic organization, their daily (or contextual) use of… Keep Reading

Rachel Smith
Interviews

Participatory approaches to design digital cultural futures. An interview with R. C. Smith

  Rachel Charlotte Smith is assistant professor of design anthropology at Aarhus University. Her research focuses on relations between design, culture and technology, specifically on social change and transformation through emerging technologies. Exploring and developing theoretical and methodological approaches between social anthropology, interaction design and participatory design her research contributes to the development of design anthropology as a… Keep Reading

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