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...
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...
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...
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.