I am a PhD student in Interaction Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

My research explores the design and implications of implicit interactions – interactions with technology that are unseen or unnoticed yet are proactively operating on the behalf of humans – by designing within settings of intimate care. This includes designing for urinary urges and within breastfeeding relationships: situations that are difficult to quantify and where an unintended consequence of technology can be revealing, shameful, or devastating.

Within autobiographic and speculative design methods, I draw upon feminist new materialisms and queer theories to implicate myself and unsettle bodies for a more careful design of implicit interactions.

In my spare time I support my partner’s fermentation business Homemade Cultures.
Get in touch at: karey@kth.se