Karey Helms


I am an interaction designer and design researcher based in Stockholm, Sweden. My research draws upon care ethics and posthuman feminism to design for situations where technology is often considered out of place, such as in outdoor environments or intimate settings of care. This includes interests in “living” materials, performative and experimental methods, and design ethics. 

As a Digital Futures Postdoctoral Fellow, I am working with Airi Lampinen from Stockholm University and Meike Schalk from KTH School of Architecture. My project is Children and sustainability: Designing digital tools for collaborative survival”.

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, I have a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a MFA in Interaction Design from Umeå Institute of Design, and a PhD in Interaction Design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Download my dissertation Designing with care (PDF)
Follow my process on Instagram: @kareyhelms