JAMES PIERCE
INTERACTIVE DESIGN RESEARCH

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July'14 I published a piece on "Undesigning Interactions", in interactions magazine.

June '14 2 papers and 1 Pictorial at DIS '14: "On the Presentation and Production of Design Research Artifacts", "Counterfunctional Things", and "Some Variations on a Counterfunctional Camera"

Sept '13 TOCHI Special Issue on Practice-oriented approaches to sustainable HCI has been published. Read our intro here [PDF]

Jan '13 I'm relocating to the Bay Area and the Berkeley Center for New Media.

Dec '12 Paper accepted to CHI '13: "Electric Materialities and Interactive Technology".

April '12 3 papers accepted to DIS '12: "Designing Everyday Technologies with Human-Power and Interactive Microgeneration", "The Local Energy Indicator", and "Studying the Designer-Tool Relationship in Interaction Design"

Jan '12 3 papers accepted to CHI '12: "Undesigning technology", "Beyond energy monitors", and "How persuasion narrows our vision of sustainability"











ABOUT
I study and design interactive technology to understand, explore and question its role in everyday life. I am particularly concerned with how technology contributes to positive and negative forms of (dis)engagement, (over)consumption and (un)sustainability.

My research combines critical approaches with designerly modes of imagination and production. I frequently use ethnographic methods to help inform and assess the design of technology.

I am currently at the Berkeley Center for New Media working with Eric Paulos in the Living Environments Lab while I am finishing my PhD at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.













  RECENT & ONGOING DESIGN PROJECTS

Hand-powered Electric Forms

The Local Energy Indicator

Hand Generated Digital Media

Energy Mementos

Interactive Microgeneration

  Fieldwork Booklets

Seasonal Energy Lamp

Scenarios for collecting, keeping and sharing energy