I design, develop, and study technologies that question how humans relate to their cultures and environments. I’m particularly interested in how uncertainty shapes interactions with and expectations of technology and how we can develop systems that embrace unpredictability and instability to form more reflective, engaging, and enchanting encounters with everyday things. These investigations weave theory and design, as I develop new technologies that concretize alternatives to the status quo. I have explored instability in the design and production of computer aided design and fabrication tools as well as textile based interfaces. My current research focuses on new ways of designing, producing, and engaging smart textiles in everyday life and how textiles offer new ways of working with tensions, cooperation, and collaboration in design.
I am an Assistant Professor at the ATLAS Institute and Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder where I direct the Unstable Design Lab. I received my PhD at the School of Information at University of California, Berkeley and have bachelors degrees in computer science and studio art from the University of California Santa Barbara.