The 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 first hand 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, a business anthropologist specializing in design anthropology and working at the intersection of product management, user experience, and business strategy.

Qingyan Ma on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Qingyan Ma speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey, medical anthropology, and how design research contributes to product development in healthcare. Qingyan earned a PhD in Medical Anthropology from Temple University and works as a Design Research Lead for the Digital Informatics and Technology Solutions (DigITs) team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Jay Hasbrouck on Anthro to UX

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.

Ana Pitchon on Antro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Ana Pitchon speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey, ecological anthropology, and how UX research can contribute to policy and strategy. Ana earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Georgia, works as a Senior Experience Researcher for Facebook, and previously worked in the commercial fisheries sector and higher education.

Nichole Carelock on Antro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Nichole Carelock speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey, civic tech, and inclusive design. Nichole earned a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University, works as a Qualitative Researcher for Facebook, and previously worked at Ad Hoc LLC. She has also worked with the recent U.S. Presidential Transition team and is on the board of EPIC.

Ender Ricart on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Ender Ricart speaks with Matt Artz about their UX journey and diversity, equity, and inclusion in UX. Ender earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, works as a Staff UX Researcher for Google, and previously worked at LivePerson, Amazon, and Anthro-Tech.

Elizabeth Rodwell on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Elizabeth Rodwell speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. Elizabeth earned a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University. Previously, Elizabeth worked as a UX Researcher for Schlumberger., and she is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Houston and the Executive Director of the Houston UXPA (HUXPA). She recently published the paper, A Pedagogy of Its Own: Building A UX Research Program.

Anthony Shenoda on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Anthony Shenoda speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey. Anthony earned a PhD in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. He currently works as a Senior UX Researcher at HubSpot.

Lisanne Norman on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Lisanne Norman speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. Lisanne earned a PhD in African & African American Studies & Social Anthropology from Harvard University and has since gone on to work as a UX researcher at Dell, Visa, and most recently Gusto. Lisanne is also the founder of Black UX Austin and an advocate for inclusive design.

Laura Musgrave on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Laura Musgrave speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. Laura earned a Social Science Research Methods and Statistics degree from the University of Amsterdam and went on to do further study in cyborg and digital anthropology. She is a Senior UX Researcher specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), data, and privacy.

Matt Bernius on Anthro to UX

In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Matt Bernius speaks with Matt Artz about his UX journey. Matt earned Master’s degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and was a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at Cornell University. He is a Principal User Researcher for Clear My Record, at Code for America.

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