Advancing the Value of Ethnography

Knowledge Management Principles for Researchers


Learn key principles of information organization for creating and maintaining a research respository.

Research repositories have become a standard for research teams. They are not easy to implement, in part because they require a particular set of skills derived from the principles of information organization. The training that librarians and archivists receive revolve around these principles: access points, effective description and curation. A “knowledge management mindset” can transform your thinking about research repositories. In this session you’ll learn how to:

  • Construct an organizational system for your research, based on a single point of access
  • Apply the principles of archival description to your research deliverables, in order to create access
  • Reflect on and assess your current practice of curating research knowledge


Emily DiLeo came to UX from ethnomusicology and library science. She brings a deep knowledge of ethnographic research and applies her background in archival theory and practice to knowledge management in UX research.

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