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"
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.
My research is focused on 3 areas:
The Materiality of Interactive Technology
Interaction and Sustainable Energy Systems
Undesigning Technology (Negating Design by Design)
RECENT & ONGOING DESIGN PROJECTS