Hello and welcome to “The Ethnographic Mind.” I’m launching this blog to explore the many ways that ethnographic thinking — the thought processes and patterns ethnographers develop through their work —  can be applied and appreciated.

Each post will explore the distinct value ethnographic thinking adds to a wide array of processes, strategies, and approaches, including its unique ability to broaden perspectives, reframe challenges, cross-pollinate ideas between differing viewpoints, and change the way people think about themselves and others.

I’m looking forward to hosting this journey, making both discoveries and mistakes, and learning from readers.

— Jay Hasbrouck, Seattle, 2018