PhillyCHI Meeting - Dennis Schleicher & The Raiders of the Lost Glove Box

23 Oct 2007 - 8:00am
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PhillyCHI October Meeting
Dennis Schleicher & The Raiders of the Lost Glove Box: How
Anthropology and Web Design Go Together

Date: Tuesday, October 30th
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
* Refreshments & socializing from 6:00PM – 6:30PM *
Location: Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Address: 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please RSVP: phillyCHI at


In this presentation, Dennis will share some of his adventures using
anthropological tools to inform design including some fascinating
insights uncovered from raiding people's glove boxes, which directly
drove the experience design of the Ford vehicles owners' website. The
presentation will help attendees begin to look at Web Design through
an anthropological lens, shedding new light on old design problems.

Dennis will also discuss some of the cutting edge ideas and
methodologies recently presented at the EPIC2007, the premier
international event for practitioners of ethnographic work in industry
(not academic). In addition, he will speculate as to what might be
some near-term trends we all should take note of.


Mr. Schleicher is a Senior Information Architect at
in Baltimore Maryland. He has a background in business and industrial
anthropology and has been working awhile in the field of information
technology and culture. He later moved into Information Architecture
and found, to his surprise, that many anthropological tools and skills
were very useful to IA and Web design.


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