Open Positions for Graduate Students

  • 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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Technical Program Chair for ACM DIS 2018

  • Posted on 21st August 2017
Technical Program Chair for ACM 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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Opponent on PhD Defence at 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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Assistant Professor at SFU SIAT

  • Posted on 2nd September 2016

I have excited to announce that as of today I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. I am thrilled to take a permanent position in this progressive department. Come visit!

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Slow Interaction Master Class at Newcastle University

  • Posted on 8th July 2016
Slow Interaction Master Class at Newcastle University

I excited to have been invited to teach a Slow Interaction Studio Master Class at the EPSRC Digital Economy Network Summer School hosted at Newcastle University in mid July. This studio-based class will begin with an introduction to slow interaction design by describing its historical origins and reviewing a portfolio of…

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2 Honorable Mention Awards at DIS 2016!

  • Posted on 17th March 2016
2 Honorable Mention Awards at DIS 2016!

I had the incredible good fortune to collaborate with a set of fantastic researchers that produced an accepted paper and an accepted pictorial at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2016 conference in Brisbane, Australia. Both of these works received Best Paper Honorable Mention awards! Erick Odour, Carman Neustaedter, William Odom, Anthony Tang,…

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