I am currently studying at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), SIAT (School of Interactive Arts and Technology), as a PhD student. I am part of the Interaction Design Research Center with Dr. Ron Wakkary and my colleagues. My industrial design background, my interest in technology and my love of making are now combined in my interaction design studies.
My research interests are
interaction design, industrial design, everyday design, DIY - Maker - Craft communities, appropriation of interactive technologies, sustainable interaction design, and design for challenging environments.
Following are research projects I am conducting:
Practices of Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding: Use of Avalanche Rescue Beacons
Everyday Design: Comparing Families, Hobbyist Jewellers and Steampunk Enthusiasts
Skateboards as a Mobile Technology
Exquisite Corpses Explore Interactions
Children's Drawing and Telling of Sustainability at Home
Exploring and Making through Techniques of Appropriation
Design Activism in the HCI Classroom