With expertise in domestic and international work in ethnography, evaluation, planning, behavioral theory, modeling, requirement analysis, competency transfer, advertising, and public health, James Glasnapp motivates clients to look beyond the obvious and imagine future possibilities. He is inspired by opportunities to use ethnographic data to achieve process and/or technological innovation with respect to human interaction.
James is currently interested in how ethnographic observations of information flow in hospital and clinic settings during transitions to EMRs can facilitate improvements in work practice and streamline processes. He conducted ethnographic research in eight countries on a multi-national global account sales team to inform the development of PARC technologies that improve the way distributed teams will work in the future. He also co-developed a model for human-display interaction with PARC computer scientists based on ethnographic observations. James also previously managed PARC's workscapes and organization team.
Dr. Glasnapp received his Ph.D. and masters degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was an award-winning educator. He is an avid competitive swimmer and hiker.
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Ethnography in industry: Methods overview (part one)
posted 14 June 2010
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PARC Tackles Parking
9 July 2013 | Bacon's Rebellion
Make Your Outlook Inbox Smarter with Meshin [INVITES]
30 August 2010 | Mashable
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Integrating Local and Remote Worlds Through Channel Blending
15 February 2012 - 15 February 2012 | Seattle, WA
No More Circling Around the Block: Evolving a Rapid Ethnography and Podcasting Method to Guide Innovation in Parking Systems
18 September 2011 - 21 September 2011 | Boulder, CO
No More Circling Around the Block: An Ethnographic Study of Parking to Inform the Design of Innovative Parking Services
13 September 2011
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC | Palo Alto, CA