‘Anthropology gaining access to tech companies’


On 2 September 2017, Slovenian daily newspaper Delo published an article on the role of anthropology in technology development and innovation. The article is based on an interview with Dr Dan Podjed, Research Fellow at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and PEOPLE team member.

Dr Podjed gives examples of successful cooperation between anthropologists and engineers in well-known technology companies worldwide, shares his own experience of working alongside engineers in applied interdisciplinary projects and the challenges that such interdisciplinary development teams sometimes face. Dr Podjed presents the PEOPLE project and its aims, arguing for the value of anthropological knowledge and methodology, and the potential of partnerships between higher education and industry.

Full online version of the article (in Slovenian language) is available here.

(Photo credit: Delo)