Best Paper Award at DIS’18
June 21, 2018
Our DIS 2018 paper “An Annotated Portfolio on Doing Postphenomenology through Research Products” received a Best Paper Award! This means that...
Submitted my Dissertation!!
June 7, 2018
I submitted my dissertation titled Design-oriented HCI through Postphenomenology! My defence will take place in Surrey BC Canada on July 19th...
Paper Talk and Panel accepted at 2018 Conference on Human-Technology Relations held at University of Twente
May 21, 2018
My paper “Doing Postphenomenology through Things: Interdisciplinary Overlap Between Design Research and Philosophy of Technology” was accepted at the 2018 Conference...
Workshop on Human-Thing Relations at Umea Institute of Design in Sweden
April 20, 2018
I was invited to attend a workshop organized by Heather Wiltse at Umea Institute of Design, Umea University. This workshop...
Paper accepted at DIS2018! Traveling to Hong Kong in June!
March 8, 2018
Our paper “An Annotated Portfolio on Doing Postphenomenology through Research Products” was accepted at DIS2018. I will travel to Hong...
Best Paper Honourable Mention Award for our CHI’18 paper!
February 8, 2018
Our CHI 2018 paper “Philosophers Living with the Tilting Bowl” received a Best Paper Honourable Mention Award! This means that it...
Two papers accepted at CHI’18! Traveling to Montreal in April!
December 12, 2017
Great News! Two papers I co-authored and submitted to the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18) were accepted...
I’m an Associate Chair (AC) for ACM DIS’18 Pictorials
December 1, 2017
I am serving as an Associate Chair (AC) for the Pictorials track at the 2018 ACM conference for Designing Interactive Systems (DIS...
Visiting University of Twente (Netherlands) in November
October 12, 2017
I will be visiting Twente in November to spend time working closely with my PhD advisor Peter-Paul Verbeek. I will...
Fall term 2017 will be dedicated to finishing up my PhD research and writing my dissertation
September 1, 2017
Since my plan is to graduate in 2018, I will be working mostly on my PhD research this Fall term...
Deploying the table-non-table
March 12, 2017
I am running another deployment study with the table-non-table. I have been leading the deployment studies of this research artifact...
Teaching ‘Introduction to Interaction Design’ studio course at Emily Carr University again
January 3, 2017
In the Spring term of 2017 I will be teaching the 2nd year studio course at Emily Carr University again....
Deploying the Morse Things
December 12, 2016
I have been part of the team running the deployment study with design experts. We asked them to live with...
I am mainly working on my PhD research these days
September 20, 2016
There are not many news to be shared as I am spending most of my time working on my PhD...
Upcoming Exhibition of my 2nd year students at Emily Carr, Introduction Studio Course on Interaction Design
April 6, 2016
My students are exhibiting the work from a studio class I co-taught. The exhibition will be on Friday April 15th, 2016 and shows work from the three projects students worked on during this studio course. #1 Re-designing an application (GUI), #2 crafting and coding a tangible user interface with three rotary knobs, and #3 concept design for emerging technologies.
Talk on ‘Postphenomenology and Things’ at Material Matters at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
February 24, 2016
Today I'm giving a talk at the Material Matters event at Emily Carr University. I will be talking about my PhD work framed under the title "Postphenomenology and Things".
Speaker at 3-day Workshop on Human-Technology Relations in Ethics, Design and Science at University of Twente.
December 17, 2015
I was invited to be a speaker and participant at a 3-day Workshop on Human-Technology Relations in Ethics, Design and Science: Mediation theory and Philosophy of Technology, December 14-16, 2015 at University of Twente. ...
I received funding for attending a 3-day Postphenomenology Workshop in the Netherlands
December 1, 2015
I received funds to do a trip the the Netherlands to speak at and attend a 3-day Workshop on Human-Technology Relations in Ethics, Design and Science: Mediation theory and Philosophy of Technology, in December 2015 at University of Twente.
Co-Chairing DIS Pictorials again! This time alongside Eli Blevis and Will Odom
November 30, 2015
I'm excited to announce the continuation of the pictorials format for the ACM conference Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016, first introduced at DIS 2014. DIS Pictorials will, for the second time, invite more visual documentation (such as a visual essays) as an archival double-blind reviewed ...
Co-Organizing CHI 2016 Workshops on Visual Literacy in HCI
November 20, 2015
Along with an incredible group of design research scholars, I am co-organizing a workshops at CHI 2016. The goal of this workshop is to develop ideas about and expand a research agenda for visual literacy in HCI. ...
Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, Philosopher of Technology at University of Twente, is officially on my PhD committee
August 2, 2015
I am excited to add Prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, world-renowned Philosopher of Technology and Design, who’s research focuses on the social and cultural roles of technology and the ethical and anthropological aspects of human-technology relations as well as developing a theory of technological mediation. I am truly inspired by his research and his works on mediation theory are directly informing my dissertation.
Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design
July 5, 2015
I'm excited to be an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design starting in Fall 2015. I will be teaching DESN415 & DESN425, the two-term 4th year Core Design Studio Course in which design students do their thesis project. These courses I will co-teach with Haig Armen. I will also be teaching DESN215, the 2nd year Core Design Studio Course in Spring 2016.
IWC Journal paper on Unselfconscious Interaction published
July 2, 2015
Our paper Unselfconscious Interaction: A Conceptual Construct was published in the Oxford journal Interacting With Computers: Wakkary, R., Desjardins, A., & Hauser, S. (2015) Unselfconscious Interaction. Interacting with Computers. iwv018. (pp.1-20).
Full paper accepted at decennial conference on Critical Computing (CC ’15)
May 18, 2015
Our paper on Material Speculations was accepted at the 5th decennial ACM conference on Critical Computing (CC ’15):
Wakkary, R., Odom, W., Hauser, S., Hertz, G., Lin, H. (2015). Material Speculation: Actual Artifacts for Critical Inquiry. In Proceedings of the 5th decennial conference on Critical computing: Critical Alternatives. (CC ’15). ACM Press.
PhD Proposal presented
May 10, 2015
I presented my proposal and am now a PhD candidate. I hope to finish my dissertation project in 2016.
Full paper accepted at CHI2015. Tutorial Authorship and Hybrid Designers
December 15, 2014
Our paper on Tutorial Authorship and Hybrid Designers: The Joy (and Frustration) of DIY Tutorials was accepted at CHI ’15:
Wakkary, R., Schlling, M., Dalton, M., Hauser, S., Desjardins, A., Zhang, X., & Lin, H. (2015). Tutorial Authorship and Hybrid Designers: The Joy (and Frustration) of DIY Tutorials. In Proceedings of the conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 609-618. (10pgs).
Pictorial accepted at DIS 2014. Eclipse: Eliciting the Subjective Qualities of Public Places.
April 2, 2014
Our pictorial Eclipse: eliciting the subjective qualities of public places was accepted at the ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15) : Wakkary, R., Desjardins, A., Odom, W., Hauser, S., & Aflatoony, L., (2014). Eclipse: eliciting the subjective qualities of public places. InIn Proc. of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS 14). ACM, NY, pp. 151-160. (10pgs, Pictorial).
Initiating Pictorials as a new archival publication format as a co-chair at DIS 2014
August 2, 2013
As design perspectives have increasingly become integrated in HCI practice and research, new opportunities are needed to communicate design practices, processes, products and artifacts to the HCI community (e.g., Bowers 2012, Blevis et al. 2012, Blevis 2011, Gaver 2011, Jarvis et al. 2012). At DIS 2014 we introduce a new format that tries to fulfill the practice-oriented nature of design – Pictorials. I have the privilege in initiating this amazing new format as co-chair alongside William Odom, Nadine Jarvis, and David Cameron.