Tag Archives | #methodology

The Album People – digital photography and social research

Elad Ben Elul, UCL Digital Anthropology and the Album People, Tel Aviv

(An earlier version of this article was published in Interactions.)

Applied anthropology is becoming increasingly visible and the rise of digital anthropology means cultural research is employed for the development and marketing of technology. However, applied anthropology can also be used as an ongoing research tool for service design as an organic part of the work process. This post examines this option by looking at an enterprise called “The Album People”.


The Album People is a London-based service specializing in digital archiving and the preservation of domestic memories. The service was designed as a direct result of a Masters thesis conducted in UCL’s Digital Anthropology department  about the future of the family photo album.

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CFP Doctoral workshop @webuse on Digital tools to study human behavior in online environments



Developing Best Practices for Using Digital Tools to Study
Human Behavior in Online Environments

We invite doctoral students who study human behavior in digital
environments, and who are at the beginning stages of their
dissertation work, to apply to a workshop focusing on methodological
issues in this kind of research. (At a different stage in your work,
but still interested? See below.)

WHEN: August 18-20, 2013
WHERE: Evanston, Illinois, USA (just north of Chicago)
COST: None, the workshop will cover participants’ lodging and meals,
and in most cases the full cost of their travel
HOST: Web Use Project, School of Communication, Northwestern University

The goal of the workshop is to bring together about a dozen junior and
half-a-dozen senior scholars to discuss methodological best practices
for the in-depth study of human behavior in digital environments.…

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