Category: Other Projects

There: Sites of Korean Diaspora

November 2001 Commissioned by Gwangju Bienale International Art Expo 2002   Provided historical and ethnographic context of artists and their five diasporic communities – Almaty, Kazakhstan; Los Angeles, U.S.; Yanbian,...

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Technology in the Home: A Korean Perspective

March 2006 The goal of this project was to develop a deep ethnographic understanding of how technologies (specifically PC’s) are used among the growing middle class in South Korea. Tied to a larger study of technology use in...

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Electronic Health Records: An Immersive Experience

October 2008 (Please feel free to email us if you’d like to receive a copy of the final report for this project.) This project was an exploration of the ways in which health records are kept, how storage modality affects patient...

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Exergaming for the Elderly

April 2009 Convened a team of nationally recognized researchers for a study of exergaming to consider how ambulatory seniors might benefit from game play. The proposed study considered how moderate activity in exergaming might...

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The Under and Uninsured: An Immersive Experience

May 2009 (Please feel free to email us if you’d like to receive a copy of the final report for this project.) This two-day event, comprised of an immersion exercise followed by a stakeholders’ roundtable, explored the...

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Home Health Monitoring: Device Use Evaluation

November 2009 Applied ethnographic methods for in-context usability of a prototype home health monitoring system. Results provided feedback on setup and usage, including evaluations of performance, accuracy, recall, and...

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The Ethnography Lab at Ascension Health

August, 2008 The goal of this project was to develop capacity for effective and efficient applied qualitative research on health, wellness and healthcare as part of Ascension Health’s internal innovation team. Establishing the...

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Being a Good Pet Parent

2015 – 2016 This project was designed and conducted by EthnoWorks to provide a rich, empirically grounded understanding of pet (mostly dog) adopters and shelter staff around the process of pet adoption. By gaining insight...

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Transforming Patient Education

2014 – 2015 This three-phased implementation study of an in-room patient education system is part of a larger effort underway at a large hospital system to empower patients to become active participants in their treatment,...

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Wayfinding (with Point Forward)

2014 Patients experience wayfinding in large hospital campuses, not only navigating to their appointments but returning to their vehicles or pick-up spots. One large hospital system developed and piloted a wayfinding mobile app...

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Firefly (with Point Forward)

2014 This project was undertaken to test to test the viability of Firefly, an equipment location system, in the Emergency Department of a large hospital system. We conducted baseline and post-implementation ethnographic...

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ReVisioning the a Korean Community Center

2013 A query into the current state of Korean America in the San Francisco Bay Area was undertaken so that a leading Korean American community center could realign its programs and services to become relevant to its...

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yoon

yoon cho I have traveled the world to see mountains and oceans. But I did not pause to witness the solitary dew drop on a single blade of grass just beyond my doorstep. — Tagore Graduate Training: ABD, Visual and Social...

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jay

jay hasbrouck, ph.d. “Our species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.” — Mary Catherine Bateson Doctorate: Social Anthropology, University of Southern California Master’s: Visual Anthropology, University of Southern...

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soo

soo-young chin, ph.d. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” — Clarence Darrow Post-Doctoral Fellowship:Culture and Mental Health,...

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Mobile Computing in Korea

The goal of this project was to understand people’s daily social transitions, mobile practices, and collaboration techniques at the workplace, at home, and in-between. The methods we used included…

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Membership Among Asian Americans

The research goal for this large-scale project was to establish a foundational understanding of membership among limited English-speaking Asian Americans. Our work began by reaching out to 4 different Asian American ethnic...

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Birth Trauma

As part of this larger grant focusing on improving outcomes of birth trauma, Ethnoworks visited five hospital sites to conduct observations, evaluations, and in-depth interviews with participating physicians and nurses. The...

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Medication Administration Process

This project involved extensive ethnographic and video training to an in-house research team embedded within a major health care provider in the Northeastern US. The Ethnoworks team provided mentorship, guidance, support, and...

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Visual Ethnography Training

This project involved extensive ethnographic and video training to an in-house research team embedded within a major health care provider in the Northeastern US. The Ethnoworks team provided mentorship, guidance, support, and...

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