Curriculum Vitae

Care ethics, intimate data, bodily fluids, posthuman, new materialisms, speculative design
Full CV (PDF), Short CV (PDF)


Education

2022 (expected)
PhD Student in Interaction Design, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
As part of a five year PhD (80% research, 20% teaching), I’m investigating designing with care in more-than-human worlds.
Supervised by Ylva Fernaeus (KTH), Anna Ståhl (RISE), and Airi Lampinen (Stockholm University).
On parental leave from May 2019 through February 2020.

2014
MFA in Interaction Design, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå, Sweden
My thesis The Family Circuit: A New Narrative of Domesticity sought to critique society’s relationship with energy through a near-future speculative fiction that asked “what if you were required to produce all the energy you desire to consume?”

2007
BS in Architecture (High Honors), University of Virginia (UVa), Charlottesville, VA, United States
Pursued design studios on kinetic and robotic architectural systems that were explored through the physical fabrication of speculative materials and structures.
High Honors, Faculty Award for Design Excellence, Faculty Award for Public Service to the School


Industry Experience

Mar 2015 – Dec 2016
Senior Interaction & Service Designer, Zebra Technologies, London, United Kingdom
An enterprise IoT company that builds tracking technology and solutions. Service Design Lead for Transportation & Logistic co-creation projects, ethnographic and user research across enterprise and consumer industries within UK and USA, and User Experience Designer for cross-platform interfaces. Led internal cross-disciplinary workshops on future product development and strategy, and co-managed a Service Design Intern.

May 2007 – Dec 2013
Interaction Designer & Front End Developer, Self-employed, Washington, DC, USA
Full-time freelancer responsible for the full lifecycle from contract to concept to deployment. Deliverables included user flows, wireframes, visual designs, motion graphics, and complete interactive solutions. Worked with HTML5/CSS3, object-oriented JavaScript, and various APIs to develop custom WordPress themes and hosted eCommerce sites.

Jan 2011 – June 2013
Interaction Designer & Front End Developer, The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, USA
The United States’ busiest performing arts facility. Worked part-time in-house in an agile environment. Lead user experience designer and front-end developer of the Center’s first mobile website, and lead developer and information architect for lobby directional and educational interfaces.

Aug 2007 – Dec 2007
Architectural Design Assistant, Future Cities Lab, Charlottesville, VA, USA
An experimental design studio and architectural think tank. Assisted in the fabrication of a kinetic installation project (VIVISYS) displayed in Chicago and part of the Grow [DC] team in the History Channel’s City of the Future competition.

May 2007 – Dec 2007
Digital Information Designer, IATH, Charlottesville, VA, USA
University of Virginia research unit developing information technology as a tool for scholarly humanities research. Roles included user research, information architecture, and web design and development.


Teaching

MSc Thesis Supervision
Ten degree projects in Interactive Media Technology, KTH, 2018 – 2019, 2021
Topics include: care in multi-species kinship, Machine Learning as a design material, perceptions of UX complexity, address infrastructures in Ugandan and Rwandan, and wearable audio experiences

Teaching Assistant
Advanced Project Course (DM2799), KTH, 2018
Interaction Design as a Reflective Practice (DH2629), KTH, 2017
Media Technology and Interaction Design (DM2601), KTH, 2018, 2020
Human Perception for Information Technology (DM2350), KTH, 2017, 2018
Human-Computer Interaction Introductory Course (DH1620), KTH, 2018 – 2020
CAAD 3d Modeling & Visualization (ARCH 541), UVa, 2006
Lessons of the Lawn (ARCH 101), UVa, 2006

Lecture Topics
Implicit Interactions, Industry Experiences as an Interaction Designer, Agile User Experience, Service Design, and Design Fiction


Invited Talks

“Humorous Fictions and Taboo Frictions”, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå, Sweden, 2018
“Internet of Everything. But what is everything?”, Internetdagarna 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
“Implicit Interactions: Implied, Intangible and Intelligent” , EuroIA 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
“Insights in Self-centered Design”, Interact London 2016, London, United Kingdom, 2016
“Implicit Interaction”, Interaction Design Association (IxDA) London, United Kingdom, 2016
“Making the Invisible Physical”, World IA Day 2016, Bristol, United Kingdom, 2016


Activities

Doctoral Consortium
ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), virtual, 2020

Career Workshops
Future Digileaders, virtual, 2020

Summer Schools
International UBI Summer School (UBISS), Oulu, Finland, 2018
Six day summer school on humanistic HCI
UrbanIxD Summer School, Split, Croatia, 2013
Eight day interdisciplinary summer school on urban interaction design through a critical design lens
Vicenza Program, Vicenza, Italy, 2006
Six week study abroad program on design drawing as a means of seeing and interrogation

Workshop Participation
The Cultures of Machine Participation, Oslo, Norway, 2017
Two day workshop on strategies to re-imagine the role of intelligent technologies in our daily lives


Creative Outputs

2020
Case Study: Technologies of Human Waste
Featured on SpeculativeEdu project website as an exemplary practice of Speculative Design

2014
Exhibition: The Family Circuit: A New Narrative of American Domesticity
Displayed MFA thesis project at Umeå Institute of Design’s degree show to public audiences

2014
Exhibition: The Family Circuit: A New Narrative of American Domesticity
Displayed MFA thesis project at Semcon Student Exhibition to industry professionals in Göteborg, Sweden


Service

Conference Organizer
Associate Chair Pictorials, ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2018 and 2019
Web Chair, ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), 2018
Co-organizer, international event on Humanising AI, 2018

Conference Reviewer
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018 – 2019 and 2021
ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2017 – 2021
ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI), 2018 and 2020
INTERACT, 2021
Diseña (Design and Somatic Sensibilities special issue), 2021

Conference Volunteer
ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018
Lift Conference, 2016
Design Research Society (DRS), 2014

University Roles
KTH university student body PhD representative, 2017 – 2019
KTH departmental student body PhD representative, 2017 – 2019
KTH departmental management PhD representative, 2017 – 2019
Umeå Institute of Design student body representative, 2013 – 2014
UVa School of Architecture President, 2006 – 2007
UVa School of Architecture Tour Guide for Prospective Students, 2004 – 2007
UVa Lawn Selection Committee Chair, 2007

Industry Organizer
Interaction Design Association (IxDA) London, 2015 – 2016
Guest host, assistant organizer, and speaker for IxDA London chapter events


Honors & Awards

2021
Special Recognition for Diversity & Inclusion, DIS
Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, DIS

2019
Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CSCW
Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, DIS

2012
1st Place Award Student Design Challenge, OzCHI

2007
UVa Faculty of Architecture Award for Design Excellence
UVa Faculty of Architecture Award for Public Service to the School, the University, and the Community
Member of UVa’s The Raven Society