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I'm a Design Anthropologist. What is that? If Anthropology seeks to answer the question, "what does it mean to be human?", then design anthropology tries to understand how the processes and artifacts of design help define what it mean to be human.

I'm an Associate Professor of Design Anthropology at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia as well as Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Design. I am also organizer of the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative.

I have a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and did my undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College in Anthropology as well.

I have worked at Sapient and Arc World Wide as a user experience consultant (aka. experience modeler/planner).


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