Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Urban Innovation in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of TechnologyMy research focuses on the contemporary work practices of design, the emerging civic context of design methods, and design(ing) as a metaphor for work(ing). I pay particular attention to discourses around design thinking, civics and civic innovation, and post-computational work (mobile, precarious, and contingent labor). Underwriting these interests is an attention to the materialities of design/work and the role of depictions (things, artifacts, and representations) in planning and decision-making.
I approach these interests through the lenses of the humanities, science and technology studies, media theory, design research/studies/management, and human-computer interaction. I take influence from workplace ethnographies, studies of the everyday, and empirical design theory.
Ethnography of Civic Participation: The Difficulty of Showing Up Even when You Are There Collaboration is sometimes a euphemism The Co in Coworking Drones for Foraging and Post-Digital Cities (CIQ ep.2) What Data Tells Us & What We Tell Data (CIQ ep.1) Who Walks (and who gets to) The Work of User Experience Design Division of Domestic Data What is public? Issue-Oriented Hackathons