Design Anthropology…What is it?

The term design anthropology has cropped up on my radar many times over the past year. Initially I assumed that the term referred to a kind of human-centered design that uses ethnographic methods such as interviewing and participant observation in

Design Anthropology…What is it?

The term design anthropology has cropped up on my radar many times over the past year. Initially I assumed that the term referred to a kind of human-centered design that uses ethnographic methods such as interviewing and participant observation in

HCD Connect

ideo.org have launched HCD Connect, which is a great resource for human-centered design methods and connecting with other interested people. They’ve broken down their HCD (hear, create, deliver) method and published snippets of it on the new site. They’ve also

HCD Connect

ideo.org have launched HCD Connect, which is a great resource for human-centered design methods and connecting with other interested people. They’ve broken down their HCD (hear, create, deliver) method and published snippets of it on the new site. They’ve also

Anthropology Papers

I thought it was about time that I took some anthropology papers (seeing as I keep using ethnographic methods in my design work). This year I’ve enrolled in three undergraduate anthropology papers at the University of Otago: Anth 103: Anthropology, Culture

Anthropology Papers

I thought it was about time that I took some anthropology papers (seeing as I keep using ethnographic methods in my design work). This year I’ve enrolled in three undergraduate anthropology papers at the University of Otago: Anth 103: Anthropology, Culture

Innovation – Charles Leadbeater

This TED talk by Charles Leadbeater deals with some of the issues around innovation. He talks about radical innovations and their uncertain applications versus incremental innovation. He also gives examples about how our perception of creativity has shifted from lone geniuses

Innovation – Charles Leadbeater

This TED talk by Charles Leadbeater deals with some of the issues around innovation. He talks about radical innovations and their uncertain applications versus incremental innovation. He also gives examples about how our perception of creativity has shifted from lone geniuses

Behaviour Change at Scale

Here is an example from IDEO Patterns, which I talked about in my last post. “Today’s global challenges (climate change, economic doldrums, food safety, et al) constitute a none-too trivial threat to modern life. Yet, we’ve faced equally daunting challenges

Behaviour Change at Scale

Here is an example from IDEO Patterns, which I talked about in my last post. “Today’s global challenges (climate change, economic doldrums, food safety, et al) constitute a none-too trivial threat to modern life. Yet, we’ve faced equally daunting challenges

Open Innovation

One of my Lecturers Mark McGuire recently wrote a blog post about open education. In the post he mentioned the WikiEducator site, which is on track to turn open education from an idea into reality. What I’ve noticed in my

Open Innovation

One of my Lecturers Mark McGuire recently wrote a blog post about open education. In the post he mentioned the WikiEducator site, which is on track to turn open education from an idea into reality. What I’ve noticed in my

IDEO Patterns

The ever thoughtful design thinking company IDEO has created a platform called IDEO patterns. It seems that IDEO have spent many years honing their methods, and learning a lot about the complex societal problems we face. They’ve noticed that these

IDEO Patterns

The ever thoughtful design thinking company IDEO has created a platform called IDEO patterns. It seems that IDEO have spent many years honing their methods, and learning a lot about the complex societal problems we face. They’ve noticed that these