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.
About Nichole Carelock
Nichole Carelock is a privacy research at Facebook and an anthropologist with 10+ years experience building technical solutions that not only work for people, but with people. Previously she worked in civic technology ensuring the Presidential Transition Teams were equipped with the right Tech Policy, People and Practices to succeed. Her expertise spans from service design for systems with millions of users, to intimate cottage industry ethnographies. She belongs to and serves many communities including AfroTech, User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), and the American Anthropological Association(AAA). In addition, Nichole is passionate about digital services for vulnerable populations and prides herself on being a “slow thinker” in her world of “failing fast” “rapid iteration” and “disruption.” Through slow thinking Nichole works to ensure that innovation, strategies, processes and products are anchored in what matters to people in their everyday lives today and over time.