CHI 2018 Best Paper HM Award

  • Posted on 13th February 2018
CHI 2018 Best Paper HM Award

My co-author Tijs Duel and I received word that our paper on OLO Radio received a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at CHI 2018 — awarded to the top 5% of all submissions (the conference received over 2500 submissions). William Odom, Tijs Duel. 2018. On the Design of OLO Radio: Investigating…

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5 Papers Accepted @ CHI 2018

  • Posted on 15th January 2018
5 Papers Accepted @ CHI 2018

Along with a fantastic set of colleagues that collectively span Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University, Microsoft, Goldsmiths School of Design University of London, Eindhoven University of Technology,  University of Twente, and the University of Washington, I have had 5 archival papers accepted for publication at the CHI 2018 Conference…

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ACM Interactions Article

  • Posted on 1st January 2018
ACM Interactions Article

Along with some fantastic collaborators, we have a new article published in the ACM Interactions magazine that describes why we need to craft a more persistent and stable place for attending to the ‘things’ of design–artifacts, systems, services, and other forms–at the annual CHI conference. This article is in part…

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Open Grad Positions

  • Posted on 21st August 2017

Dr. William Odom and the Everyday Design Studio are looking for new graduate students (Master’s or PhD) to join our group in Fall 2017. Positions are funded, limited, and highly competitive. The Everyday Design Studio http://eds.siat.sfu.ca is a research studio co-directed by Dr. Ron Wakkary and Dr. William Odom at…

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TPC for DIS 2018

  • Posted on 21st August 2017
TPC for DIS 2018

I am a Technical Program Chair for the ACM DIS 2018 conference in Hong Kong. The theme of the DIS 2018 conference is Diversity and Design. DIS 2018 invites papers about a burning issue shaping design today: diversity. Diversity is reflected in the choice of Hong Kong as the site…

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PhD Opponent @ UiO

  • Posted on 21st August 2017

I just returned back from the University of Oslo department of informatics, where I was an external opponent on Suhas Joshi’s dissertation defence. Professor Mikael Wiburg was also an external opponent. The dissertation defence opposition went for several hours and raised various interesting issues, ideas, and challenges related to putting…

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CHI 2017 Workshop on Design Research

  • Posted on 9th January 2017
CHI 2017 Workshop on Design Research

Along with an incredible group of progressive design researchers, I am co-organizing a workshop on Design Research at CHI 2017. You can find more here. Consider submitting something! The Things of Design Research Tom Jenkins, Georgia Tech Kristina Andersen, STEIM Bill Gaver, Goldsmiths William Odom, Simon Fraser University James Pierce, Carnegie…

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DUB Seminar at UW

  • Posted on 18th November 2016
DUB Seminar at UW

I had a fantastic time visiting University of Washington to give a talk on slow interaction design at their DUB (Design Use Build) research seminar series. It was great to see some old friends that are now based at UW and meet many new students and faculty members.

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Pictorials Chair for Creativity & Cognition 2017

  • Posted on 11th October 2016

Please consider submitting a Pictorial! C&C 2017 – PICTORIALS http://cc.acm.org/2017/calls/pictorals.php In the aim of supporting interdisciplinary modes of research practice and dissemination ranging from the arts to science, from design to education, the C&C 2017 conference proceedings will include a new Pictorials track. Pictorials is a recent publication track that…

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