Creating Dynamic, Valuing Teams

This is the first in a series of blogs that will address the key dimensions of the Women in Tech Framework which define the critical aspects of daily life necessary to help women thrive and succeed in the high technology industry.

Contextual Design V2 – New Book Coming Soon

The classic Contextual Design book is being retired with a new edition coming this fall. Contextual Design V2: Design for Life is completely rewritten, covering how we've changed Contextual Design over the years and including new techniques for the Cool Concepts.

Take Part in Our “Women in Tech” Research

While there are many reasons, research indicates that daily workplace factors, along with the realities of what they want for their lives, contribute most significantly to women leaving tech careers. Learn more about our initial research and how you can participate.


Karen Holtzblatt
at CHI 2016

Karen will be at the CHI Conference in San Jose on May 7th through May 12th. She's moderating a panel, co-leading a SIG, and participating in events. Be sure to find her and say "hi".

August 29th:
Karen Speaking in
Salt Lake City

In this Conversation with Karen Holtzblatt, Karen will provide a brief overview of the research from the Women in Tech project, and then engage the group in a discussion. Bring your questions to ask Karen

Webinar: Karen Presents New Research About Women in High Tech

Thirty-something years after the computer revolution, many are asking, "Why are women leaving tech careers?" We're applying our Contextual Inquiry techniques to gather deep ethnographic data from real design teams at actual companies to capture the workplace dynamics.

Our Work with General Motors Featured in Fortune Magazine

FORTUNE has published an interview with Karen about our work with General Motors, Creating an iPad experience

Methods in Collision

Products are produced by using a process – the way people organize themselves to get things done. Whether it is a formal process with a name or just the habits of working that get built up in a culture, nothing is produced without some kind of “way” of doing things.

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