Category: User Experience

Date Set! Thesis defense March 12th

The date is finally set for the defense of my thesis, Social Issues, Behaviours and Routines of Ubiquitous Commerce users in North America.  The defense will take place at the SFU Surrey Campus on March 12th, the event will start with a 20 minute presentation of my work, followed by questions from my examining committee. The dissertation encompasses work I… Read more →

3 New Publications (CHI 2014 Workshop & WIPs)

Yesterday was the announcement of accepted Extended Proceedings for the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), which I had two WIP papers and one workshop position paper accepted. This year’s conference is in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between April 26th and May 1st. The Work In Progress (WIPs) this year had a 49% acceptance rate. Of my… Read more →

CSCW 2014 Baltimore: Tumblr Fandom Video

I am excited that my newest research on Tumblr fandoms has been accepted to CSCW 2014’s video proceedings. The study focuses on understanding Tumblr fandoms users, their culture and community. The full paper can be viewed here and the video here. Abstract A growing trend is the participation in online fandom communities through the support of the blogging platform Tumblr. We… Read more →

Call for Participants: Do you participate in fandoms on tumblr?

Your fandom needs you! We are looking for adults 19 years or older to participate in a study of how people use tumblr to discuss fandoms (ex. Dr. Who, Shameless, Game of Thrones, Orange is the new Black). The ideal person will be actively involved in the discussion of and participation in at least one fandom on tumblr! Read more →

Meeting with UX Royalty and RVing in France

Back from an amazing time in France. What could be better than attending CHI and presenting to an auditorium filled with people you admire and look up to? Really the only answer is traveling around France in an RV for 10 days. After a wonderful 5 days attending CHI 2013 in Paris and presenting my work on social commerce to… Read more →


It was a very busy February with CHI WIP submissions/notification and GRAND 2013happenings. GRAND is the fourth annual digital media conference, taking place May 14-16, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (read more about it below). Our accepted CHI WIP was primary authored by Erick Oduor, a PhD student who is also a member of cLab at SFU. His… Read more →