Muddling Through

Author Biography

Tamara Hale

is a Design and Research Leader who has brought technology, business, and social science into productive dialogue to build inclusive, ethical products for close to 15 years. Over the course of her career embedding human insights into product and service development and strategy, she has had the privilege of working with leading organizations in the US and Europe from government to social impact organizations and software. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.    


Bross, P. 2000. Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Graeber, D. 2018. Bullshit Jobs. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Hale, T. 2018. People Are Not Users. Journal of Business Anthropology. 7(2):163-183.

Hale, T. 2016. Meeting the Yeti: Learning about design ethnography and teaching anthropological habitus in a student‐led project on “disconnection”. Annals of Anthropological Practice, 40: 207-218.