Anthropology is known as the “science of humanity.” Key elements include an in-depth examination of people and places, immersion in the area of interest, and the significance of observation. Our High-Tech Anthropologists® study end-users in their own work environment, observe and ask questions around their current systems and processes, and use workflows and mind-maps to capture and distill information to create designs focused on the goals of the target users.

In this two-day workshop, you will be immersed in the High-Tech Anthropology® process and discover how to design a joyful user-experience. With a team of Menlo’s High-Tech Anthropologists®, you will gain hands-on experience with interviews, observations, writing personas and using them to prioritize users, as well as iterative design and evaluation of solutions.  In addition, the new virtual workshop format also highlights specific alterations that can be made to this process for both in-person and remote settings.

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Our High-Tech Anthropology® Virtual Workshop is now available!

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Come visit and ask us anything. Really.

Since our founding in 2001, Menlo Innovations has openly shared everything we've learned about creating an intentionally joyful culture. This is typically done through tours of our software factory. But how could we share Menlo now that we work remotely? Fortunately, what makes Menlo ‘Menlo’ is not a building or an open office layout. What makes us Menlo is the underlying values and mission that led us to become who we are today, it is the "why" behind what we do. So we've decided to run an experiment - virtual tours of the Menlo Software Factory!

 

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Menlo Factory Tour (Virtual)

Our tours of Menlo Innovations' factory floor have now gone virtual. We'll spend 90 minutes together sharing Menlo's history, values, culture and practices - and how we've transitioned to where we are today. While we miss the buzz of the factory floor’s open office environment, we are thrilled to be able to still share what we’ve learned. Join us and be part of this latest experiment as we show you around Menlo as it is today!

Limited to 10 attendees per session. If you have a larger group, or would like a more customized experience, we highly recommend booking a private tour to ensure the best experience. Private tours are customized directly to your group's needs.

Duration: 90 Minutes Cost: Free

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Private Factory Tour (Virtual)

Maybe you and your team would like a more customized 'visit'. A private tour is your opportunity to explore the new virtual Menlo environment and culture in a way that meets your group’s needs and schedule. A pair of Menlonians will spend 90 minutes with you and your guests, guiding you through the Menlo “factory” and give you time to ask questions about our processes and how they could fit into your organization. In the private setting of this tour, your group can drive the experience toward what is most meaningful or valuable to attendees.

Duration: 90 Minutes Cost: $250/group (up to 10 people)

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A Taste of High-Tech Anthropology® (Virtual)

Our High-Tech Anthropologists® study end-users in their own work environment in order to design software that best meets users’ goals. In this 90-minute virtual tour experience, you’ll get a taste of Menlo’s High-Tech Anthropology® process. Learn about the benefits of observing the end-user, assessing designs with the end-user, and creating workflows and other visual outputs to capture and distill information. These steps build the foundation of user-friendly designs tailored to the target persona(s) – for software that is actually adopted and – even enJOYed. Your tour will be led by a pair of Menlonians who can speak to both in-person and virtual observations, design assessments and workflows of late. A great way to preview the High-Tech Anthropology® process if you’re embarking on a design project or attending our High-Tech Anthropology workshop. Bring your questions!

Duration: 90 Minutes Cost: Free

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