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Mick Morucci from the US has been nominated for a 2020 Noonie in the Back the Internet Award Category for an uncanny ability to occupy (and write about) the space between people and tech, powered by the unique perspective of a user researcher, anthropologist, economist, and creative.
Thank you to our 2020 Noonies partners: Sustany Capital, .TECH Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills! The Noonies are Hacker Noon’s way of getting to know — from a community perspective — what matters in tech today. So, we asked our Noonie Nominees to tell us. Here’s what @metamick had to share.
I'm a UX Researcher with a background in Anthropology and Economics.
So, I work in the space at the intersection of people and tech.
I realised the full extent of the impact on technology on human lives while working for a non-profit in Kathmandu, Nepal. Here I witnessed poverty-stricken rural populations with no water systems using smartphones and communicating with relatives across the world. This further led me down the Bitcoin rabbit hole in early 2017.
I now work as a contractor in the FinTech space.
So I help traditional banks go digital by building innovative new mobile and web-based applications.
But I also work with start-ups: helping them define their products based on user pain-points, find value propositions, define product designs, and so on.
The possibilities of greater digital penetration in society following Covid Lockdown, and the expansion of remote working - which I believe can lead to better lifestyles.
The fractured societies we increasingly live in: political extremisms arising, economic inequality amounting...
Listen to your gut.
Working from home, less commuting, working on other side projects.
Our monetary system is broken. I think we need to fix this before we do anything else.
One thing I struggle with as an Anthropologist is the idea that we need to always stand on the side of the marginalised, but in so doing we have relegated objectivism aside and made our discipline less relevant on the global stage. One might also argue that we've made it more difficult for marginalised people to fit in after all by increasingly making them differentiated through identity politics from global society at large.
Sidekick, poolside.fm, Whatsapp
Visual Design, prototype building, mushroom foraging.
With gratitude to Hacker Noon's 2020 Noonies Partners: Sustany Capital, .TECH Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills!
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