Guest Talk: Research Through Design with Dr. William Odom

Monday, November 16, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

What does research through design entail? Join us for a talk by Dr. William Odom from Simon Fraser University

Dr. William Odom is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, where he is the co-director of the Everyday Design Studio. His research specializes in the areas of research through design, interaction design, and tangible computing. He 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, Dr. Odom’s work aims to be reflective and generative. His research group designs new computational things and systems, and study them in the context of people’s everyday lives. They often also develop new methods for better supporting the practice of design research.

Dr. Odom's research has been published in well-known HCI venues, such as ACM CHI, CSCW, and DIS, and it has received a number of best paper and best paper honorable mention awards." He will be talking about Research through Design as a research method in HCI.

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