Author Archives: kshjensen

About kshjensen

Anthropologist. Ethnographic research and user experience. I craft, bake, like real ale and stacking stones.

Engaging and supporting an Open Access scholarly community

It is always nice when something you have worked on for a while comes together. The University of Huddersfield Press Manager, Megan Taylor, asked me to co-author a paper based on her work on developing the processes and impact of … Continue reading

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Doing education right is not easy (or cheap)

I have been listening to an episode of Metric: the user experience design podcast that featured Dr Donna Lanclos talking about collecting personal information in the name of user experience. The podcast covered a lot of ground including discussing the notion of … Continue reading

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‘thick description’, big data and meaning making with maps

I’ve recently used some research methods that involved interview participants producing maps/drawings, which where then explored and developed in a subsequent discussion/conversation. I’m still in the process of co-writing a paper about this but the research builds on some collaborative … Continue reading

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2018: building the #LTHEchat community

It’s a new year and it’s a new day. Last year Chrissi Nerantzi invited me to be part of the organising team for the #LTHEchat, which involves coordinating and organising activities from Jan-April 2018. I have joined in these chats … Continue reading

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Making the familar unfamiliar- why anthropology matters

I find myself in a pensive, reflective mood and in a frame of mind to put down some thoughts on the benefits of anthropology and the ethnographic approach. As someone with a Bachelor and a Masters in Socio-Cultural Anthropology my focus … Continue reading

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Ethnography Praxis in Public Organisations, Data and Spaces

The current issue of Weave – Journal of Library User Experience has a great article about the state of ethnography in libraries including some really useful thoughts on why there aren’t, but probably should be, more library ethnographers. You should definitely … Continue reading

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Woolf on the lecture

I am reading (yet another) Virginia Woolf biography. This one by Nigel Nicolson, son of Vita Sackville-West, who was a great friend and love of Virginia. It is very interesting to hear his memories but I was intrigued to read … Continue reading

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