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!

Seeing Ability: Research and Development for Making Tech More Accessible

SEEING ABILITY Research and Development for Making Tech More Accessible. EPIC Talk Jan 26. _Richard Beckwith, Research Psychologist, Intel _Darryl Adams, Director of Accessibility, Intel _Stacy Branham, Associate Professor of Informatics, UC Irvine _Tim Graham, Gaming Segment Lead, Dell Technologies _Adam Munder, General Manager, OmniBridge

An EPIC talk with , DARRYL ADAMS, TIM GRAHAM, STACY BRANHAM, ADAM MUNDER, Computing Accessibility January 26, 3–4:30 pm Pacific time (10–11:30 am AEDT) Free for EPIC Members Overview One of the biggest challenges facing the tech industry today is access to computing for people of all abilities. This EPIC Talk explores making computing more…

Removing Barriers for Research Participants with Disabilities

Removing Barriers for Research Participants with Disabilities. EPIC Talk: February 7. Christine Hemphill, Tom Pokinko, Cathy Rundle, Kate Mesh, Josh Wintersgill, Lynn Cox & Samantha Fletcher; Open Inclusion. epicpeople.org/talks

An EPIC Talk with CHRISTINE HEMPHILL, TOM POKINKO, CATHY RUNDLE, KATE MESH, JOSH WINTERSGILL, LYNN COX & SAMANTHA FLETCHER, Open Inclusion February 7, 2023, 8–9:30am Pacific / 5–6:30pm CET Free for EPIC Members Overview Over a billion people worldwide (and around 25% of the populations of the USA and Europe) live with some kind of…

Career Pathmaking Meetup

EPIC Meetup, December 8, 2022. Career Pathmaking: Mentorship and peer support for challenges and transitions in our career journeys. epicpeople.org/talks

Panelists/Mentors: , Managing Director – UX Research, JP Morgan Chase , Founder & Principal, The J. Michelle Group , Senior UX/DX Researcher, Intel December 8, 2022, 8–9:30am US Pacific Time (5–6:30pm CEST) Free for EPIC Members A new meetup offering mentorship and peer support for our careers as ethnographers, researchers and strategists. The goal of…

Hysterical Health: Building Ethnographic Expertise for More Equitable Innovation

An EPIC Talk with LUCY NEILAND, DEANA KOTIGA & ANGUS GRANT, Ipsos November 11, 8–9:30am US Pacific Time (16:00–17:30 GMT) Free for EPIC Members Ethnographers challenge the centuries-long legacy of myth and misinformation about women’s bodies that continues to shape innovation. A centuries-long legacy of myth and misinformation about women’s bodies continues to shape society…

Designing Research across Language and Culture

An EPIC Talk with JILL KUSHNER BISHOP, Founder & CEO, Multilingual Connections Connecting with global research participants requires more than just pure language knowledge. How do we ask questions in a way that reflects an understanding of their culture? In ways that resonate with them? How do well-intentioned researchers address issues of gender neutrality and…

Re-imagining Business Models for Greater Social Impact

Re-imagining Business Models for Greater Social Impact, and EPIC Talk with Melea Press, University of Glasgow. epicpeople.org/talks

An EPIC Talk with , Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow The world is looking for business to step up—now—and address profound social and environmental issues at local and global scales. The essential connections between current business models and climate change, inequality, and many other significant problems is clear, and demand from customers, employees,…

Foundations for Ethical Research

EPIC Talk: Foundations for Ethical Research, Nazima Kadir & Sam Harvey, epicpeople.org/talks

An EPIC Talk with and Many business and organizational environments lack a strong understanding of ethics and institutionalized processes for ethical research practice. As a result, navigating ethics and establishing ethical practices can be stressful and challenging, and many researchers encounter organizational constraints and resistance. In this session, Nazima Kadir and Sam Harvey will: provide…

Design Anthropology and Design Culture: In Pursuit of a Well-Thought World

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Learn about new concepts and practices in the evolving intersections of ethnography and design. An EPIC Talk with , University College London Overview This talk explores the role of ethnographers when collaborating with designers, and especially about how material culture can play a part in this collaboration. There is no longer a clear distinction between…

Anthro-Vision: A Manifesto for Ethnography in Business

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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…