Creative Discoveries: Anthropology + Design

March 12, 2009

Who:  Christina Wasson, Ph.D.

When: Thursday, March 26, 2009

Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Q&A: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center

More info:  Christina Wasson, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas, speaks on the advantages of interdisciplinary design.  She was one of the early practitioners in the field of design anthropology in the late 1990s, working for E-lab, the first design consulting firm where all client recommendations were based on ethnographic research.  Wasson obtained her Ph.D. from Yale, with a focus on linguistic anthropology.

There will be refreshments to follow the lecture on the first floor of Old Main in the Anthropology Museum at 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.  This event is sponsored by the Institute for Information Technology and Culture, the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and the Department of Anthropology.

For more information about this lecture, or to reserve seats, contact Cevan Castle at, or call (313) 874-7010.