Talks

EPIC Talks is a webinar series created by our community, for our community. Talks cover topics that are highly relevant to us as practitioners, introducing methods, technologies, ideas, and best practices that make our work better and foster meaningful professional connections. Formats can range from lectures or seminars to panels, discussions, and debates. EPIC Talks are proposed and created by EPIC members, bringing together a global community on the leading edge of ethnography in business. Participation is free and open to EPIC Members—join now!

Anthro-Vision: A Manifesto for Ethnography in Business

Video screenshot of Anthro-Vision: A Manifesto for Ethnography in Business

Watch , author of Anthro-Vision and editorial board chair (US) of the Financial Times, in conversation with , VP Global Talent Management at Steelcase, and , EPIC Board President  Anthro-Vision is a powerful argument for the predictive, strategic, practical, and moral value of understanding the world through a cultural lens. In her new book,…

Let’s Get Real about Burnout

an EPIC Talk presented by , Catalyst Constellations & EPIC co-founder Overview Burnout is at an all-time high and mental health at an all-time low. From vague head fogs to serious illness, we feel it in ourselves and our families, friends, teams, and research participants. What’s going on, and what in the world are we…

Doing Ethnography in Civic Spaces

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An EPIC Talk moderated by , Principal Design Researcher, Code for America Panelists: , Tech Talent Project & EPIC Board , Director of Research and Future Planning, Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer , UX Researcher, Central Integrity, Facebook , Service Design Lead & Customer Experience Strategist, NASA Overview Ethnography has always illuminated the…

From Users to User Ecosystems

EPIC Talk: From Users to User Ecosystems, april 14, 2021

An EPIC Talk with (Youngblood Group), (American Board of Internal Medicine) & (Amazon Lab126) Overview User research and human-centered design help us solve real challenges and create better experiences. But there’s a problem: when we explore user experiences, we often frame these as individual, personal engagements with products and services. This can cause us to…

How to Do Ethical Research

An EPIC Talk with , October Anthropologist THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED—WE WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE SOON! (originally scheduled for 10 November) Overview In commercial environments, there is often a lack of understanding of research ethics. As a result, navigating the world of ethics can often be stressful and challenging for commercial researchers. In…

Building User Research: Careers, Teams, and Leadership

An EPIC Talk with , Spotify Overview Systematic study of people as users of services and products has a long history, but the practice in the industry, commonly known as user research, is as vague as it is ubiquitous. User research draws from many fields—social sciences, behavioral sciences, computer science, design, business, media studies, and…

Regional Strategy in a Globalized World

An EPIC Talk with: (Xeno Co-Lab, India) (Fjord/Accenture, Mexico) (EGGS Design, Norway) (ri studio, UK) (REACH Insights, South Africa) (Convo, India) (Xeno Co-Lab, India) Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:00–9:30am San Francisco / 10am Mexico City / 4pm London / 5pm Cape Town / 8:30pm Mumbai *Join 15 minutes early for informal intros & chatter with…

Remote Research and the Challenge of ‘Being There’

An EPIC Talk with , , & Overview In our goal to understand meanings and practices, logics and relationships, cultural and social phenomena, our ethnographic practice hinges on ‘being there.’ Now, the coronavirus pandemic has radically restricted our ability to share physical space with research participants, stakeholders, clients, and colleagues. As we adopt new tools…