Sustainability: Where Rubber Meets the Road

April 16, 2016

Which way of brewing coffee has the lowest environmental footprint? And other questions in the search for how to move from the “why” of sustainability to “how to do it”.

Not All Polls Are Created Equal

January 20, 2016

Political polling is a tricky business with a host of factors that can impact poll results.


Mapping as Method

July 16, 2015

Using visual tools to think through relationships between things.

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Global Risks

June 19, 2014

Recommended reading on global risks and thinking about them systemically.

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Future Trends

January 28, 2014

Recommended reading on the future of tech and the future of work.


What if sustainability doesn’t work out?

November 20, 2013

Thoughts on how HCI researchers can made a contribution to mitigating “crash” scenarios.

Developing Measurement Frameworks

August 20, 2013

Best practices in the development, design and implementation of measurement frameworks (benchmarks, standards, rating systems, etc.).


Doing Needs Assessments When There is No Researcher: Advice for Media Start-Ups

August 15, 2013

Community needs assessments are great, but there isn’t always an “assessor” on hand to do them. Here are a few ideas for DIY needs assessment….


Video Ethnography

May 8, 2013

How video is an important tool in market research, usability studies, and beyond.

Making It as a Maker

February 17, 2013

The cost of participation in an open system is giving something away, but when the right set of partnerships come together open systems can create value- of one sort or another- for all participants.

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