NAPA is pleased to announce the launch of an informative and important monthly blog, Design by Anthropologists. The blog’s purpose is to chronicle current explorations in and developments around the interface of anthropology, design, user research and experience, and related endeavors. If you are curious about what this relatively new and growing field is all about, and what opportunities lie therein, this blog is for you.
The first posting, slated to appear on Tuesday, June 4, is “Do You Do UX Research?”: Articulating What We Do and Its Value to Clients by Amy Goldmacher, Ph.D. Amy’s post will provide a useful starting point in understanding how to describe the purpose and value of user experience research to those (particularly potential employers) unfamiliar with the concept.
The monthly blog, written by anthropologists working in the field, will help capture the history of real-time and ongoing developments in this coalescing area of practice, thus providing a beneficial archive for future research and reflection as well as current updates and analyses.
The blog will appear in this space on the first Tuesday of every month, for the next 12 months. NAPA would like to thank all participating bloggers, and especially Kevin Newton, who was instrumental in pulling the authors together.