Design Anthropology Class Projects



Exploratory User Research for CoRSAL

    Client: Shobhana Chelliah, Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL)

    Client Report


    The Social Life
    of the Car

    Client: Brigitte Jordan, Nissan Research Center – Silicon Valley

    Client Report

    Jordan, Brigitte, Christina Wasson, and Heather S. Roth-Lobo. 2015. Ethnographic Study Lifts the Hood on What REALLY Goes On Inside that Car. Blog post on EPICpeople.

    Jordan, Brigitte and Christina Wasson. 2015. Autonomous Vehicle Study Builds Bridges between Industry and Academia. Proceedings of the 2015 Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference, 24-35.

    UNT News Release


    Exploratory Kitchen Media Research


    Client: Crysta Metcalf, Motorola Mobility

    Client Report

    Aiken, Jo, Victoria Schlieder and Christina Wasson. 2017. Ethical Ambiguities in a Design Anthropology Class. In Ethics in the Anthropology of Business, ed. Robert J. Morais and Timothy de Waal Malefyt. Abingdon: Routledge, 119-138.

    Aiken, Jo, Victoria Schlieder and Christina Wasson. 2014. “No More Cakes and Ale?”: Discovering Ethical Gray Areas in a Design Anthropology Class. Journal of Business Anthropology Special Issue 1:38-61.

    Wasson, Christina and Crysta Metcalf. 2013. Teaching Design Anthropology through University-Industry Partnerships. In Design Anthropology: Between Theory and Practice, edited by Wendy Gunn, Ton Otto and Rachel Charlotte Smith. London: Berg, 216-231.


    Non-Intrusive Notifications on TV

    Client: Crysta Metcalf, Motorola Applied Research and Technology Center

    Client Report 


    Ethnographic Research on Supplemental Experiences

    Client: Crysta Metcalf, Motorola Applied Research and Technology Center

    Client Report


    Social TV Peripherals: Ethnographic Research and Design Implications

    Client: Crysta Metcalf, Motorola Labs

    Client Report


    Environmentally Friendly Design: Ethnographic REsearch for ecomoto

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    Clients: Crysta Metcalf and Bill Olson, Motorola Labs

    Client Report


    Making Mobile Experiences MeaningfuL

    Clients: Donna K. Flynn and Arnie Lund, Microsoft

    Client Report


    Travelers' Experiences with Concessions at the DFW International AirporT

    Clients: John Han and Carolyn K. Phillips, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    Client Report


    how users experience WebCT: an ethnographic study

    Client: Maurice Leatherbury, University of North Texas

    Client Report