a conversation about ethnographic methods

15 Years

Anthrodesign will be fifteen years old this year.  I am fortunate to be part of such an intellectually stimulating, respectful, and engaged community.  Over the years I’ve been asked many time about how the list came to be, and what the future might hold.  If you’re interested, you can learn more on my professional blog.  I would welcome your comments!


We would welcome new participants in an online community that has formed to talk about anthropology and design.  Members are interested in the role of applied anthropology in the corporate, public sector, and medical contexts.  Not all participants are anthropologists, but all share the common interest of applying ethnographic techniques and social sciences theory to industrial, software, and other types of product and organizational design.

Since the group’s inception in 2002, Anthrodesign members have the opportunity to get to know each other via the listserv, social media, and face-to-face gatherings.  If you have questions, you may contact list founder and moderator Natalie Hanson at ndhanthro at yahoo dot com.  If you would like to participate, instructions are on the Join Us page.