me at work Category

Happy Holidays 2022

I am long overdue for an update here, and I hope to get to that in Q1. My health really took a serious downturn, and I haven’t had much energy or clarity to write. But, after three months of medical leave and finally, FINALLY getting some answers about my health, I am back at work […]

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Pride Month 2022

I personally have mixed feelings about Pride Month this year.  We do have a lot to celebrate, but there are lots of reasons for concern, too.  Here are some things at top of mind for me at the moment:

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Interview with Brave UX

This blog post is the transcription of a podcast I did with Brendan Jarvis in early February. He’s done a number of interview with senior folks in the field, and they are definitely worth a listen! You can find Brave UX on all the major podcasting platforms, and also on YouTube. I’ve done many of […]

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Fairygodboss interview

Who better to lead User Experience than an anthropologist? Meet Natalie Hanson. She’s a Principal at ZS, where she provides human-centered strategy, research and design for clients. In addition to a master’s and Ph.D. in Anthropology, she also has a master’s in Whole Systems Design. She’s the sponsor of Pride@ZS, the company’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource […]

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Organizational Transformation

Research as a Vehicle for Organizational Transformation A week or so ago I had the opportunity to speak with Lou Rosenfeld about my career and our second Advancing Research conference, for which I am the lead curator. Introduction After abandoning the world of academia, Natalie Hanson found an innovative way to connect with other ethnographers: […]

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