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 Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) in Vancouver, Canada. Our group specializes in the areas of research through design, interaction design, human-computer interaction, slow interaction, everyday design, and tangible computing. Our research investigates the changing nature of interaction design in response to the increasing role technology plays in mediating everyday practices like reminiscence, self exploration, social connection, the making of home life, and so on. In the spirit of design research, we aim to be reflective and generative, uncovering new and emergent practices of design that help shape both design and its relation to technologies. We design new computational things and systems, and study them in the context of people’s everyday lives. We often also develop new methods for better supporting the practice of interaction design research.

Our design research studio prides itself on a strong collaborative culture with a friendly, engaging, and highly creative atmosphere. New graduate students will work on projects related to: digitally mediated reflection and reminiscence, supporting long-term interaction with digital content and technologies, slow interaction design, the internet of things, tangible computing, digital fabrication, and research through design.

Please contact Dr. William Odom at wodom@sfu.ca to express you interest in a Masters or PhD position in the Everyday Design Studio.