Publications & Creative Outputs

Conference Papers

Karey Helms. 2022. A Speculative Ethics for Designing with Bodily Fluids. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI 2022, alt.chi) New Orleans, LA, USA.
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, DOI, Video (8 min), Video (30 sec)

Pedro Sanches, Noura Howell, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Tom Jenkins, and Karey Helms. 2022. Diffraction-in-action: Designerly Explorations of Agential Realism Through Lived Data. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022), New Orleans, LA, USA. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)
DOI, Video (8 min), Video (30 sec)

Karey Helms, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, and Nadia Campo Woytuk. 2021. Scaling Bodily Fluids for Utopian Fabulations. Nordic Design Research Conference (Nordes 2021, Exploratory Paper), Kolding, Denmark.
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Karey Helms. 2021. Entangled Reflections on Designing with Leaky Breastfeeding Bodies. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2021), Virtual Event. (Special Recognition for Diversity & Inclusion)
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Karey Helms, Ylva Fernaeus. 2021. Troubling Care: Four Orientations for Wickedness in Design. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2021), Virtual Event. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award)
PDF, DOI, Video (10 min), Video (30 sec)

Karey Helms. 2020. Careful Design: Implicit Interactions with Care, Taboo, and Humor. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2020, Doctoral Consortium), Eindhoven, Netherlands.
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Karey Helms. 2019. Do you have to pee? A Design Space for Intimate and Somatic Data. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2019), San Diego, California, USA. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, top 2% of papers)
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Karey Helms, Ylva Fernaeus. 2018. Humor in Design Fiction to Suspend Disbelief and Belief. ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2018, Future Scenarios), Oslo, Norway.
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Karey Helms, Barry Brown, Magnus Sahlgren, and Airi Lampinen. 2018. Design Methods to Investigate User Experiences of Artificial Intelligence. AAAI 2018 Spring Symposium Technical Report (The Design of the User Experience for Artificial Intelligence), Stanford, California, USA.

Magnus Sahlgren, Erik Ylipää, Barry Brown, Karey Helms, Airi Lampinen, Donald McMillan, Jussi Karlgren. 2018. The Smart Data Layer. AAAI 2018 Spring Symposium Technical Report (Artificial Intelligence for the Internet of Everything), Stanford, California, USA.

Karey Helms. 2017. Leaky Objects: Implicit Information, Unintentional Communication. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
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Journal Papers

Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Karey Helms, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, and Marianela Ciolfi Felice. 2021. “Vibrant Wearables”: Material Encounters with the Body as a Soft System. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice.
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Karey Helms, Pedro Ferreira, Barry Brown, Airi Lampinen. 2019. Away and (Dis)connection: Reconsidering the Use of Digital Technologies in Light of Long-term Outdoor Activities. ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3, GROUP, Article 230 (December 2019), 20 pages.
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Pedro Ferreira, Karey Helms, Barry Brown, Airi Lampinen. 2019. From Nomadic Work to Nomadic Leisure Practice: A Study of Long-term Bike Touring. ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3, CSCW, Article 111 (November 2019), 20 pages. Honorable Mention Award.
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Workshops Organized

Nadia Campo Woytuk, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, and Karey Helms. 2021. Scaling Bodily Fluids for Utopian Fabulations through Collage-Making. Uroboros Festival, Virtual Event.
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Tom Jenkins, Karey Helms, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Ludvig Elblaus, and Nicolai B. Hansen. 2018. Sociomateriality: Infrastructuring and Appropriation of Artifacts. ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2018), Stockholm, Sweden.
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Workshop Papers

Karey Helms. 2022. Site-writing around Breastfeeding. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022, Position paper) Workshop “Feminist Voices about Ecological Issues in HCI”, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Karey Helms. 2018. A Walk in the Woods: Gear and Infrastructure in the Outdoors. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018, Position paper) Workshop “HCI Outdoors: Understanding Human-Computer Interaction in the Outdoors”, Montréal, Québec, CA.

Karey Helms. 2017. Implicit Interaction: Information, Intention and Infrastructure. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017, Position paper) Workshop “People, Personal Data and the Built Environment”, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Karey Helms. 2017. The Family Circuit: A New Narrative of American Domesticity. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017, Position paper) Workshop “Making Home: Asserting Agency in the Age of IoT”, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Karey Helms. 2017. Phygital Party Mode: A Relationship with Relationships. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017, Position paper) Workshop “Designing the Social Internet of Things”, Denver, Colorado, USA.


Master’s Thesis

Karey Helms. The Family Circuit: A New Narrative of Domesticity. Interaction Design, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå, Sweden 2014.


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


Paper Presentations

Entangled Reflections on Designing with Leaky Breastfeeding Bodies, DIS 2021

Troubling Care: Four Orientations for Wickedness in Design, DIS 2021