Publications

2017
_ Chatting, D., Wilkinson, G., Marshall, K., Desjardins, A., Green, A., Kirk, A., and Boucher, A. (2017).
Making Home: Asserting Agency in the Age of IoT, Forthcoming workshop at CHI 2017
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2016
_ Desjardins, A. (2016).
Design-in-Living, PhD Dissertation,
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University.
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_ Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2016).
Living in a Prototype: A Reconfigured Space, In Proc CHI 2016, New York, ACM Press, 5274-5285. ** Awarded: HONORABLE MENTION (top 4% of all submitted papers).
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_ Desjardins, A., Wakkary, R. and Odom, W. (2016).
Behind the Lens: A Visual Exploration of Epistemological Commitments in HCI Research on the Home, Pictorial DIS 2016, New York, ACM Press, 360-376. (acceptance rate 31%). ** Awarded: HONORABLE MENTION (top 5% of all submissions).
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_ Desjardins, A., Greenberg, S., Wakkary, R., and Hambelton, J. (2016).
Avalanche Beacon Parks: Skill Development and Team Coordination in a Technological Training Ground. In Proc CSCW 2016, New York, ACM Press, 872-886. (acceptance rate 25%)
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_ Desjardins, A., Greenberg, S., Wakkary, R., and Hambelton, J. (2016).
Avalanche Beacon Parks: Skill Development and Team Coordination. In Proc ISSW 2016, Breckenridge, Colorado, (in press).
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_ Wakkary, R., Lin, H., Mortimer, S., Low, L., Desjardins, A., Doyle, K., and Robbins, P. (2016).
Productive Frictions: Moving from Digital to Material Prototyping and Low-Volume Production for Design Research, In Proc. DIS 2016, New York, ACM Press, 1258-1269. (acceptance rate 26%).
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_ Odom, W., Wakkary, R., Lim, Y.-k., Desjardins, A., Hengeveld, B., and Banks, R. (2016).
From Research Prototype to Research Product, In Proc CHI 2016, New York, ACM Press, 2549-2561.
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_ Desjardins, A. (2016).
Lessons from Living In A Prototype, for the workshop on 'Object Outcomes: Attending to Objects as Outcomes of Design Research', Workshop at CHI'16.
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2015
_ Wakkary, R., Desjardins, A., and Hauser, S. (2015).
Unselfconscious Interaction: A Conceptual Construct, Interacting with Computers, July 17, 2015, iwv018. 1-20.
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_ Desjardins, A., Wakkary, R., and Odom, W. (2015).
Investigating Genres and Perspectives in HCI Research on the Home, In Proc CHI 2015, New York, ACM Press, 3073-3082.
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_ Wakkary, R., Lorenz Schilling, M., Dalton, M., Hauser, S., Desjardins, A., Zhang, X., and Lin, H. (2015).
Tutorial Authorship and Hybrid Designers: The Joy (and Frustration) of DIY Tutorials, In Proc CHI 2015, New York, ACM Press, 609-618.
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_ Wang, X., Neustaedter, C., Wakkary, R., and Desjardins, A. (2015).
Information Sharing, Scheduling, and Awareness in Community Gardening Collaboration, In Proc C&T 2015, New York, ACM Press, 79-88.
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_ Desjardins, A., Hauser, S., McRae, J.A., Ormond, C.G.A., Rogers, D. and Zandvliet, D.B. (2015).
Harnessing youth activism within undergraduate education - A Case study of the Change Lab, In Mueller, M.P. & Tippins, D. (Eds.) Ecojustice, citizen science and youth activism: Situated tensions for science education. New York: Springer. 349-361.
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_ Wakkary, R., Odom, W., and Desjardins, A. (2015).
On design artifacts as sites for intermediate level knowledge production in interaction design, for the workshop on 'Knowledge Production in Interaction Design', Workshop at CHI'15.
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2014
_ Desjardins, A. Neustaedter, C., Greenberg, S. and Wakkary, R. (2014).
Collaboration Surrounding Beacon Use During Companion Avalanche Rescues, Proc CSCW 2014, New York, ACM Press, 877-887. ** Awarded: HONORABLE MENTION
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_ Wakkary, R., Desjardins, A., Odom, W., Hauser, S., and Aflatoony, L. (2014).
Eclipse: Eliciting the Subjective Qualities of Public Places, Pictorial DIS 2014, New York, ACM Press. 151-160.
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_ Linehan, C., Kirman, B., Reeves, S., Blythe, M., Tanenbaum, J., Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2014).
Alternate Endings: Using Fiction to Explore Design Futures, Workshop at CHI 2014.
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_ Lyons, K., Kim, S. W., Seko, S., Nguyen, D., Desjardins, A., Vidal, M., Dobbelstein, D., and Rubin, J. (2014).
Loupe: A Handheld Near-Eye Display, UIST, ACM Press, 351-354.
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_ Dalton, M. A., Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2014).
From DIY Tutorials to DIY Recipes, Proc EA CHI 2014, New York, ACM Press. 1405-1410.
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_ Hauser, S., Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2014).
SFUture - Envisioning a Sustainable University Campus in 2065, Proc EA DIS 2014, New York, ACM Press. 29-32.
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2013
_ Wakkary, R., Desjardins, A., Hauser, S. and Maestri, L. (2013).
A Sustainable Design Fiction: Green Practices, In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), Special Issue: Sustainable HCI through Everyday Practices. 20, no.4 (September 2013), ACM Press. 23:1-23:34.
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_ Desjardins, A. and Wakkary, R. (2013).
Manifestations of Everyday Design: Guiding Goals and Motivations, Proc C&C 2013, New York, ACM Press, 253-262.
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_ Tanenbaum, J., Williams, A., Desjardins, A., and Tanenbaum, K. (2013).
Democratizing Technology: Pleasure, Utility and Expressiveness in DIY and Maker Practice, Proc CHI 2013, New York, ACM Press, 2603-2612.
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_ Hauser, S., Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2013).
Skateboards as a Mobile Technology, Proc EA CHI 2013, New York, ACM Press, 1419-1424.
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_ Hauser, S., Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2013).
Design Activism in the HCI Classroom, Proc EA CHI 2013, New York, ACM Press. 2119-2128.
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_ Tanenbaum, J., Desjardins, A., and Tanenbaum, K. (2013).
Steampunking Interaction Design: Principles for Envisioning through Imaginative Practice, Interactions Magazine 20, 3, ACM Press, 28-33.
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_ Hauser, S., Desjardins, A., and Wakkary, R. (2013).
Rethinking and Envisioning Sustainable HCI and the Role of Interaction Design, for the workshop on 'Post-Sustainability', Workshop at CHI'13.
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2012
_ Desjardins, A. (2012).
Everyday Design: Comparing Families, Hobbyist Jewellers, and Steampunk Enthusiasts, Master Thesis, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University.
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_ Desjardins, A. and Wakkary, R. (2012).
Exquisite Corpses that Explore Interactions, Proc EA CHI 2012, New York, ACM Press, 1517-1522.
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_ Zhang, X., Wakkary, R., Maestri, L., Desjardins, A. (2012).
Memory-storming: Externalizing and Sharing Designers' Personal Experiences, Proc DIS 2012, New York, ACM Press, pp 524-533.
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_ Wakkary, R., Desjardins, A., Muise, K., Tanenbaum, K., & Hatala, K. (2012)
Situating the Sociability of Interactive Museum Guides , HERITAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA - Understanding and Experiencing Heritage in A Participatory Culture, London: Routledge, pp 217-238.
_ Maestri, L., Desjardins, A., and Zhang, X. (2012).
Designing with Defamiliarization: Projects from the Everyday Design Studio, for the workshop on 'Defamiliarisation in Innovation and Usability', Workshop at CHI'12.
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_ Maestri, L., and Desjardins, A. (2012).
Understanding Materiality through the Techniques of Everyday Practices, for the workshop on 'From Materials to Materiality', Workshop at CHI'12.
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2011
_ Desjardins, A. and Wakkary, R. (2011).
How Children Represent Sustainability in the Home, In Proc Interaction Design for Children (IDC) 2011, New York, ACM Press, pp 37-45.
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_ Desjardins, A. and Wakkary, R. (2011).
Children's Drawing and Telling of Sustainability in the Home, Proc EA CHI 2011, New York, ACM Press, pp 1411-1416.
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_ Desjardins, A. and Wakkary, R. (2011).
Exploring Aesthetics of Interaction in Computational Tangible Artifacts, Second Annual GRAND Conference 2011, Vancouver, May 12-14, 2011.

2008
_ Leblanc, T., C. Gagnon, P. Poullaouec-Gonidec, S. Paquette, Y. Turcotte, A. Desjardins et M. Thibodeau (2008).
Redesign du boîtier de commande d'automatisation, Dans le cadre de la recherche élaboration de critères de la capacité d'accueil des poteaux de distribution en milieu urbain et redesign des boîtiers de commande d'automatisation. Rapport final déposé à Hydro-Québec Distribution, Montréal : Chaire en paysage et environnement, 67p. + annexes.


Press
June, 2016. Got featured in SIAT Spotlight for our honorable mention award at DIS 2016 for Behind the Lens: A Visual Exploration of Epistemological Commitments in HCI Research on the Home

May, 2016. New hire announcement for my new position as an assistant professor of interaction design at University of Washington in the School of Art + Art History + Design.

February, 2016. Got featured in SIAT Spotlight for our honorable mention award at CHI 2016 for Living in a Prototype: A Reconfigured Space

October, 2014. Project Loupe in collaboration with Nokia researchers has some press! - MIT Tech Review, Fast Company, and SIAT Spotlight.


Patents
3 patents filed with Nokia:

_ Nguyen, D., Desjardins, A. (2013).
Display of a visual event notification, September 16th, 2014.

_ Nguyen, D., Vidal, M., Desjardins, A. (2013).
Body limits as controls for information, December 3rd, 2013.

_ Lyons, K., Nguyen, D., Seko, S., Kim, S. W., Vidal, M., Desjardins, A., Dobbelstein, D. (2013).
Pendant display device, September 17th, 2013.