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.;...

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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 PCs) are used among the growing middle class in South Korea. Tied to a larger study of technology use in four...

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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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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 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 again become relevant to its...

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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 four different Asian American ethnic...

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Medication Administration Process

Ethnoworks conducted an ethnographic study of medication delivery practices for a major chain of hospitals to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences and perspectives of nurses as they interact with changes in medication...

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