Advancing the Value of Ethnography

Tag: innovation

Radicals in Cubicles

Radicals in Cubicles

“A radical approach specifically aims to uncover root causes and original sources, as opposed to surface level explanations.” —Thomas Wendt Thomas Wendt is one of many eloquent voices urging designers and ethnographers to take responsibility for the social roots and implications of our work. This...

Ethnographic Tools: From Insight to Intervention

Ethnographic Tools: From Insight to Intervention

As a social researcher rooted in the traditions of participatory innovation, I set out to take a design anthropological approach to study the early unfocused phases of organisational innovation processes, and explore ways of both challenging and supporting these. With an interest in understanding...

Ethnographic Thinking, from Method to Mindset

Ethnographic Thinking, from Method to Mindset

a book review by [contrib_author post_id='16660' name='David Rubeli'] Ethnographic Thinking: From Method to Mindset Jay Hasbrouck 2018, 120 pp, Routledge I’ve been reading Jay Hasbrouck’s Ethnographic Thinking this spring, sneaking its pages into gaps in my daily routines. It’s part of my...