User Experience Researcher, Olive Minor, will be facilitating an all-star panel session entitled, “Unsettling UX: Opportunities and Challenges for Anthropologists in Human-Centered Design” at the 2022 American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting.
A growing number of anthropologists are joining the Human-Centered Design (HCD) and User Experience (UX) fields. Our panel will address the economic and employment realities at play, and discuss the opportunities and challenges created by a large movement of anthropologists out of academia and into HCD and UX.
This presentation will host anthropologists who have created careers in HCD and UX research, discussing:
- Opportunities and challenges for academic anthropologists entering the industry
- How anthropologists can translate their training and skills into HCD and UX research
- How anthropologists can use our training to “unsettle” the field in positive ways
- Matt Artz, host of the “Anthro to UX” and “Anthropology in Business” podcasts
- Suzanne Boyd, Founder and CEO of Anthro–Tech, a Human-Centered Design consultancy focused on government agencies, nonprofits, and enterprises
- Tracy Johnson, Senior Program Officer for User Experience at the Gates Foundation
- Paige Nuzzolillo, Senior User Experience Researcher at Indeed
- Julia Wignall, Manager of Experience Insights & Design at Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Lauryl Zenobi, author of “I want a UX job: how to make a career change into UX research”
Register for this event featuring industry speakers and experts by visiting AAA’s Registration Page.
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