Learn This; Do That: Translating Anthropology to UX Research
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Learn This; Do That: Translating Anthropology to UX Research

Anthropologists are particularly suited to be qualitative UX researchers, and applied Anthropologists are well trained for careers in industry. I can only write about my personal experience, but if you earned a degree in anthropology, I would love to hear how similar or different your experiences have been. At the University of Memphis’ Masters of Applied Anthropology Program, we learned how to execute research methods and analysis, determine which method was best suited to particular research questions, and how to manage stakeholders. That’s all you really need to know to start your career as a User Experience Researcher (UER).

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Master’s degree in Anthro? Take the survey and tell us how you are doing

Ten years ago, the AAA sponsored a survey of anthropology Master’s degree holders. The insights gained were invaluable in understanding what graduates were doing for their lives and careers. The

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Welcome To NAPA

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.

 

AnthroJobs of the Week

AnthroJobs of the Week, 18 September 2019

UX and design research jobs are all the rage right now for applied anthropologists seeking out career opportunities. You’d be hard pressed to locate applied positions that ask for experience in ethnography or an educational background that includes anthropology that doesn’t also include UX or user research in its description and I believe anthropology departments […]

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August 21, 2019

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 experience (UX) and research, usability research, and related endeavors.

The monthly blog, written by anthropologists working in the field, will help capture current and ongoing developments in this coalescing area of practice, thus providing a beneficial archive for future research and reflection. The blog will appear on the NAPA website on the first Tuesday of every month over the next year. Follow the blog to see what this relatively new and quickly growing field is all about, and what career opportunities lie therein for anthropologists. Readers can also sign up for new post notifications on the NAPA home page, below the “AnthroJob of the Week” listings.

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