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[H. Friedsom]

Description: Photograph of H. Friedsom, part of the sociology/anthropology department. He wears a suit and stands in front of a bookcase. His right arm leans on a file cabinet. (171; B8)
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Theoretical and Practical Record of the Making of the Documentary Film, A Native American Dream

Description: This textual record of the making of the social issue documentary film A Native American Dream examines theoretical and practical considerations of the filmmaker during the pre-production, production, and post-production stages. It also examines the disciplines of anthropology and ethnography in terms of modern documentary filmmaking and evaluates the film within these contexts.
Date: August 2008
Creator: Daggett, Liz
Partner: UNT Libraries

Product Management: the Decision Process

Description: This thesis builds upon several theoretical ideas. The first of which is the anthropologists’ transition into the corporate context and the particular type of skills and value that someone with anthropological training can bring to operations management. As anthropology is relatively new and unfamiliar to corporations, anthropologists are often hired without explicit knowledge of how they will address organizational problems. Frequently, this incremental relationship building between the anthropologist and the organization leads to shifting project goals which come only after the anthropologist is able to reveal initial findings to someone who has the power to grant the anthropologist further access to employees and company information. This refocusing comes from a building of trust that is crucially important for the anthropologist’s ability to identify social issues, which is the anthropologist’s expertise. In order to develop the context of this project the following paragraphs will explain in more detail and expand into particular cases in which anthropologists have helped organizations to identify and manage social, organizational problems. As a relationship needs to be built between the anthropologist and the organization, here I argue that there needs to be continual relationship building between anthropological, design, and management theories to optimally solve organizational problems.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Pahl, Shane D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Utilizing Traditional Environmental Knowledge in Industrialized Nations to Assist in Disaster Evacuations

Description: Using traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), which is typically reserved for understanding how indigenous societies function successfully, and applying this to developed countries' ideas of disaster planning and response, emergency planners, public officials, and lay-persons can gain an understanding of their environment. Stories, history, education, and The waterborne evacuation of Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 provides a backdrop with which to test the tenets of TEK in a developed nation setting. This dissertation has found that TEK was effective when used by a developed nation and should be integrated into the current disaster system in the US.
Date: May 2013
Creator: Lea, Brandi M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Grace After Fire: an Analysis of Table Talk: Color Me Camo-realities of Female Veterans

Description: Beginning May of 2013 and ending in September, I worked with Grace After Fire (Grace), a virtual nonprofit organization that focuses on issues related to female veterans. Grace’s mission is to provide female veterans with the means to gain knowledge, insight and self-renewal. Grace’s mission is accomplished through peer support and resource referral. The aim of my thesis project was to conduct an analysis of Grace’s peer support system, Table Talk: Color Me Camo (Table Talk). Because Table Talk is a fairly new program for Grace, just over a year old, the outreach coordinators were eager to learn: 1) if they were indeed meeting their mission of empowering female veterans, and 2) the point-of-view of the peer facilitators who conduct Table Talk. To help Grace gain perspective, I interviewed women who had previously attended Table Talk, as well as peer facilitators responsible for coordinating the peer support system-all of whom are female veterans. The following is their story.
Date: December 2013
Creator: Phillips, Jessica Laureano
Partner: UNT Libraries

Space in Space: Privacy Needs for Long-Duration Spaceflight

Description: Space exploration is a uniquely human activity. As humans continue to push the limits of exploring the unknown, they have sought knowledge supporting the sustenance of life in outer space. New technologies, advancements in medicine, and rethinking what it means to be a “community” will need to emerge to support life among the stars. Crews traveling beyond the Moon will rely on the development of new technologies to support the technological aspects of their missions as well as their quality of life while away from Earth. Likewise, through advancements in medicine, scientists will need to address remaining questions regarding the effects of long-duration spaceflight on the human body and crew performance. Space explorers must learn to utilize these new technologies and medical advancements while learning to adapt to their new environment in space and as a space community. It is important that researchers address these issues so that human survival beyond Earth is not only achievable but so that life among the stars is worth living and sustaining. This thesis addressed these issues in an attempt to extend the trajectory of space exploration to new horizons.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Aiken, Jo
Partner: UNT Libraries

Needs Assessment for Parent Literacy Program

Description: Latina/o students do not perform at the same level of achievement as their peers, and often lack of parent presence is mistaken for apathy towards their children’s educational success. This research examines the strategies Latina/o parents take in navigating the school system and advocating for their students. A local nonprofit organization with the goal of achieving educational equity for Latina/o parents will utilize these findings and recommendations to develop curricula for a parent literacy program.
Date: May 2014
Creator: González, Miranda Andrade
Partner: UNT Libraries

Transcript Summary 2: Individual Presentations by Workshop Participants: Perspectives of Stakeholder Groups

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the second part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of individual presentations by all workshop participants on the perspectives of stakeholder groups.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Transcript Summary 5: Conclusions

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the fifth and final part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of the concluding discussion at the end of the workshop.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Transcript Summary 3: Saturday Discussion

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the third part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of discussions on the first day of the workshop.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Transcript Summary 1: Introduction and Background

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the first part of the Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains an overview of language archives by Gary Holton and an overview of user-centered design by Christina Wasson.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Transcript Summary 4: Sunday Discussion

Description: This document provides a transcript summary of the fourth part of Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives; it contains a detailed summary of discussions on the second day of the workshop.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary & Roth, Heather
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Video 9

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This video continues from Video 8 in documenting discussion on the second day of the workshop. It goes to the end of the workshop. The topics were: organizations to partner with for UCD guidelines, “aha” moments and advice from workshop participants, and closing remarks from organizers.
Date: February 21, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Video 7

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This video documents the first hour of discussion on the second day of the workshop. The topics were: creation of a language archive typology, facilitating the use of language archives, and challenges and other factors to consider in the development of UCD guidelines.
Date: February 21, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Audio 5

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This audio file documents the first half of the second day of the workshop. The discussion topics were: creation of a language archive typology, facilitating the use of language archives, challenges and other factors to consider in the development of UCD guidelines, and organizations to partner with for UCD guidelines.
Date: February 21, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Audio 6

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This audio file documents the remainder of the second day of the workshop. The main discussion topics were: “aha” moments and advice from workshop participants, and closing remarks from organizers.
Date: February 21, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Video 8

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This video continues from Video 7 in documenting discussion on the second day of the workshop. The topic was: challenges and other factors to consider in the development of UCD guidelines.
Date: February 21, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Audio 2

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This audio file documents presentations by workshop participants on the perspectives of stakeholder groups. It contains presentations by Loriene Roy, Daryl Baldwin, Edward Alexander, Wesley Leonard, Michael Shepard, Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Justin Spencer, Mandana Seyfeddinpur, Felix Rau, Susan Kung, Jennifer O'Neal, and Alexander Wadsworth.
Date: February 20, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Video 5

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This video documents the last eight minutes of the first workshop discussion topic, which lasted about 1.5 hours. Due to technical issues, the earlier part of the discussion was not successfully videorecorded; it can be found on Audio 3. The discussion topic was: who are users and how do they interact with language archives.
Date: February 20, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Audio 3

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This audio file continues from Audio 2, further documenting presentations by workshop participants on the perspectives of stakeholder groups. It contains presentations by Crysta Metcalf, Santosh Basapur, and Shobhana Chelliah. This audio file also documents the beginning of the first workshop discussion topic. The topic was: who are users and how do they interact with language archives.
Date: February 20, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Workshop on User-Centered Design of Language Archives: Video 2

Description: This NSF-funded workshop initiated a research trajectory that brings the fields of language archives and user-centered design (UCD) into dialogue, with the goal of improving users’ experiences with language archives and making them more accessible and useful to diverse user groups. The workshop documented perspectives of key stakeholder groups and generated initial conceptual frameworks to guide further research. This video documents presentations by workshop participants on the perspectives of stakeholder groups. It contains presentations by Loriene Roy, Daryl Baldwin, Edward Alexander, Wesley Leonard, Michael Shepard, Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Justin Spencer, Mandana Seyfeddinipur, and the first part of Felix Rau’s presentation.
Date: February 20, 2016
Creator: Wasson, Christina; Holton, Gary; Alexander, Edward; Baldwin, Daryl; Basapur, Santosh; Berez-Kroeker, Andrea et al.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences