Dr. Roberts-Smith is an award-winning artist-researcher, whose transdisciplinary, design-based work explores performance, digital media, history, education, and social justice. She is currently a co-director of the qCollaborative (the critical feminist design research lab housed in the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute), and leads the SSHRC-funded Theatre for Relationality and Design for Peace projects. JRS is also creative director and virtual reality development cluster lead for the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project. Her recent publications have focused on methods for design research that deepen interdisciplinary understanding and take a relational approach to design.
Dr. Roberts-Smith accepts graduate co-supervisions only, in the areas of design research, virtual learning environments, intermedial performance, and performance history. Creative research and community-based research projects are welcome.
- Roberts-Smith, J., Carpenter, J., Llewellyn, K. R., Llewellyn, J. J., Dorrington-Skinner, T., Morrison, G., Smith, T., & DOHR Team. (2020). “Relational Presence”: Designing VR-Based Virtual Learning Environments for Oral History-Based Restorative Pedagogy. The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, (17).
- Roberts-Smith, J., Ruecker, S., & Radzikowska, M. (2020). Prototyping across the Disciplines: Designing Better Futures. Intellect. Retrieved from https://www.intellectbooks.com/prototyping-across-the-disciplines