Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Anth 540 Design Anthropology

Explores the relationship between anthropology and design. Addresses how anthropologists collaborate with designers in industry to develop new products. Students apply ethnographic methods to do rapid design research and develop prototypes of products and services. The course is useful for students interested in human centered approaches to problem solving and for students pursuing a career in designing innovative products or doing user experience research.


  • Up one level
  • 500