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Jay Hasbrouck

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Jay Hasbrouck on Anthro to UX with Matt Artz

Anthro to UX with Matt Artz

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Jay Hasbrouck speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey, visual anthropology, and how ethnographic thinking can contribute to strategy and new product development. Jay earned a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Southern California, works as a Pathfinder for Facebook, and is the author of Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset.About Jay HasbrouckJay Hasbrouck has over 15 years of experience working as an anthropologist in industry settings, including both in-house roles and consulting. He currently works as a Pathfinder on the New Product Experimentation team at Facebook. Previously Jay was a partner at Ethnoworks, the founder of Filament Insights & Innovation, a senior human factors specialist at IDEO, and a research scientist at Intel. Jay is also the author of Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset.About Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to MindsetThe book argues that ‘ethnographic thinking’―the thought processes and patterns ethnographers develop through their practice―offers companies and organizations the cultural insights they need to develop fully-informed strategies. Using real-world examples, Hasbrouck demonstrates how shifting the value of ethnography from simply identifying consumer needs to driving a more holistic understanding of a company or organization can help it benefit from a deeper understanding of the dynamic and interactive cultural contexts of its offerings. In doing so, he argues that such an approach can also enhance the strategic value of their work by helping them increase appreciation for openness and exploration, hone interpretive skills, and cultivate holistic thinking, in order to broaden perspectives, challenge assumptions, and cross-pollinate ideas between differing viewpoints.Recommended LinksJay Hasbrouck on LinkedInJay Hasbrouck's Personal WebsiteJay Hasbrouchk's Blog - The Ethnographic MindEthnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset on AmazonEPIC 2021About Anthro to UXThe Anthro to UX podcast is for anthropologists looking to break into user experience (UX) research. Through conversations with leading anthropologists working in UX, you will learn firsthand how others made the transition, what they learned along the way, and what they would do differently. We will also discuss what it means to do UX research from a practical perspective and what you need to do to prepare a resume and portfolio. It is hosted by Matt Artz (https://mattartz.me), a business anthropologist specializing in design anthropology and working at the intersection of product management, user experience, and business strategy. To learn more about the podcast and career coaching services, please visit Anthro to UX (https://anthropologytoux.com).


7 Sep 2021

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How to Think like an Ethnographer with Jay Hasbrouck

This Anthro Life

Adam sits down (in a cafe, so this is live, people) with Jay Hasbrouck, Founder and Principal of Filament Insight and Innovation and author of Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset, a how-to guide for anyone looking to better understand and apply many of the methods ethnographers learn to their own businesses and practices. We talk through some of the techniques Jay covers in his book as well as talk candidly about the world of consulting and client relationships. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thisanthrolife/message


14 May 2019

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Jay Hasbrouck 'The power of ethnographic thinking in Design'

EthnoPod - Understanding People and Culture with Jay Hasbrouck

This is HCD is brought to you by Humana DesignIn this episode, we chat with the author of Ethnographic Thinking, Jay Hasbrouck. We go through what ethnographic thinking is and how it should be applied to inform richer contextual insights for design teams and how designers have abused or misunderstood ethnography and even touch on some retail rituals in the US and talk about how going off-piste in Jay's research plan in Japan led him to a shoe hotel and all the rich insights about the culture that followed. Jays website Jay Hasbrouck on LinkedIn Buy Jay's book 'Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset (Anthropology & Business)' on Amazon' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


24 Apr 2018