Advancing the Value of Ethnography

Everyone’s Trash: Recycling in China


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2014 Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1559-8918.

Are we really connected to the steps and act of recycling and reuse? Is the modern American vision for recycling too clean and removed from the reality of our waste? Images are a series of observations about a single example of community, value-based recycling from Shanghai. The images challenge us to reflect on what we can learn from other approaches.

Molly Stevens has over 14 years of experience with user experience research and design. In her current role she investigates how Google employees can be happy, healthy and highly productive.