Title

Announcements and Plenary Address

Presenter Information

Natalie Hanson

Location

Knight Auditorium

Format Type

Plenary

Start Date

19-1-2013 12:00 AM

End Date

19-1-2013 12:00 AM

Abstract

Natalie Hanson (http://www.nataliehanson.com) has been working and researching at the intersection of business strategy, technology, social science, and design for nearly fifteen years. She serves as Associate Principal for User Experience at ZS Associates, a management consulting company. At ZS Associates, Dr. Hanson's team provides user research, user-centered design, and User Interface (UI) development for the company’s cloud-based solutions and UX support for client engagements. She is responsible for identifying emerging trends from market data, executive messaging, and user experience research, and using those insights to create and execute innovative and pragmatic programs aligned with firm strategy. Prior to her current position, Natalie worked 13 years for software company SAP in a variety of User Experience and operations management functions. In 2002, Natalie founded a listserv called anthrodesign (http://www.anthrodesign.com). This active online community is composed of nearly 2500 members worldwide that are interested in engaging in dialogue about cross-disciplinary collaboration, with a particular focus on the use of field research (ethnographic) methods in the business context. Natalie'’s research explores the ways in which institutions respond to macro-economic, industry, and regional trends, and how those organizational changes affect the lives of employees. Her dissertation focused on traditional management practices (HR, Finance, Marketing) as well as emergent practices like self-management (in the tradition of Foucault) that are critical for corporations to control their increasingly mobile and remote workforce. Natalie received her AB in Religion and Biblical Literature from Smith College, her MA in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University Seattle, and her MA and PhD in Anthropology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

 
Jan 19th, 12:00 AM Jan 19th, 12:00 AM

Announcements and Plenary Address

Knight Auditorium

Natalie Hanson (http://www.nataliehanson.com) has been working and researching at the intersection of business strategy, technology, social science, and design for nearly fifteen years. She serves as Associate Principal for User Experience at ZS Associates, a management consulting company. At ZS Associates, Dr. Hanson's team provides user research, user-centered design, and User Interface (UI) development for the company’s cloud-based solutions and UX support for client engagements. She is responsible for identifying emerging trends from market data, executive messaging, and user experience research, and using those insights to create and execute innovative and pragmatic programs aligned with firm strategy. Prior to her current position, Natalie worked 13 years for software company SAP in a variety of User Experience and operations management functions. In 2002, Natalie founded a listserv called anthrodesign (http://www.anthrodesign.com). This active online community is composed of nearly 2500 members worldwide that are interested in engaging in dialogue about cross-disciplinary collaboration, with a particular focus on the use of field research (ethnographic) methods in the business context. Natalie'’s research explores the ways in which institutions respond to macro-economic, industry, and regional trends, and how those organizational changes affect the lives of employees. Her dissertation focused on traditional management practices (HR, Finance, Marketing) as well as emergent practices like self-management (in the tradition of Foucault) that are critical for corporations to control their increasingly mobile and remote workforce. Natalie received her AB in Religion and Biblical Literature from Smith College, her MA in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University Seattle, and her MA and PhD in Anthropology from Temple University in Philadelphia.