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How Anthropology (and the other Social Sciences) Help Business Do Better

December 7, 2015IASCollaboratives, Events0

How Anthropology (and the other Social Sciences) Help Business Do Better

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Carlson School of Management 2-213

Free and open to the public. Reception follows.

epic product designThe executive board of EPIC (the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference) will be visiting the University of Minnesota from December 7-9 to plan EPIC, which will be held from August 29-September 1, 2016. They have kindly agreed to present a forum for the University on the topic of How Anthropology (and the other Social Sciences) Help Business Do Better. The board consists of:

Ken Anderson, Principal Researcher, Intel Corporation
Maria Bezaitis, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Alexandra Mack, Research Fellow, Pitney Bowes Strategic Technology and Innovation Center

The board members all have graduate degrees in anthropology and use ethnographic research as part of their work. All are published researchers in professional anthropology publications. They will discuss their work and answer questions about careers and applications for social scientists and ethnographically oriented designers and engineers (including B.A. and B.S. degree holders). Please mark your calendars for this exciting event.

You can learn more about EPIC at epicpeople.org where there is a professional roster of companies who are oriented toward social science research as well as a job board.

This forum is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the IAS Collaborative on Social Science and Product Design.

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