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!

How We Hire Researchers

an EPIC TALK with ELIZABETH CHURCHILL (Google), MARTHA COTTON (Fjord), APRIL JEFFRIES (Ipsos) & JOHN W. SHERRY (Intel) Approx 83 minutes Overview Getting a foot in the door for a coveted researcher job can be a mysterious process at best. What qualities are employers looking for? What hard and soft skills are most attractive, and…

Creating a Strategic Role for Research in Your Organization: The NCredible Framework

An EPIC Talk with MEENA KOTHANDARAMAN & ZARLA LUDIN, twig+fish Human-centered research practices embedded in business contexts have matured to a problematic inflection point. Called upon as a means of finding answers to human complexities, qualitative research is often measured against misappropriated metrics of success. Time, money, efficiency, and return on investment have been artificially applied to demonstrate value to…

Freelance Researchers—Making It and Sustaining It

an EPIC TALK with ANTHONY ALVAREZ & SHELLEY SATHER December 7, 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm PST Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 100 participants THIS EVENT IS OVER. Check out more EPIC Talks. Overview Are you building a freelance research or consulting career—or dreaming about it? Join seasoned and successful freelancers Anthony and Shelley…

Common Mistakes of Catalytic Leaders

An EPIC Talk with TRACEY LOVEJOY November 9, 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm PST Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 100 participants Overview Are you a catalyst? Someone with a deep drive to change the world for the better? Someone who sees possibilities and opportunities to improve things and an unstoppable determination to move those…

The Art, Science, and Hustle of Sharing Ethnographic Deliverables

An EPIC Talk with JAN CHIPCHASE, Studio D Radiodurans NEW DATE: November 2, 2017, 4:00–5:00pm PST Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 100 participants REGISTRATION IS FULL. To request another offering of this talk, contact us. MORE EPIC TALKS Overview At Studio D, Jan Chipchase takes a holistic view of how to…

How to Be a Kickass Communicator

An EPIC Talk with EMILY HUDSON RICHTER & BARI WIESELMAN SCHULMAN September 28, 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm PDT Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 50 participants *This event is over. More EPIC Talks Overview As ethnographers, design strategists, and designers, interpretation, translation, and communication is at the core of our work. Whether we work…

Agile for Researchers

An EPIC Talk with CARRIE YURY July 28, 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm PDT Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 50 participants *This event is over. More EPIC Talks Overview Agile methodologies are increasingly pervasive, having spilled over from software development onto just about every other aspect of design. But what is Agile or lean,…

Getting Started with Sensor Data

An EPIC Talk with DAWN NAFUS & RAJIV MEHTA *This event is over. Should we offer it again? Let us know: talks@epicpeople.org May 2, 2017, 11:00am–12:30pm PDT Free online event, pre-registration & EPIC Membership required, max 50 participants More EPIC Talks Overview Activity trackers, instrumented environments, and other kinds of monitors offer new possibilities and new challenges for ethnographic research. They…