Tag: SFU

Dissertation Delightfully Defended

After 4 and a half years of studying at Simon Fraser University I finally defended my Doctoral thesis and it was most certainly¬†an experience I will never forget and well worth the journey. 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 →

SIAT Comprehensive Exams – Woohooo!

Soooo excited to announce that I have completed my comprehensive exams last week. The process was beyond challenging, but the end result was something I can be proud of for my entire life. Special thanks to Chuba for her unbreakable support and my pups for providing comic relief. Next up, thesis proposal. Bring it. After the oral presentation and exam… Read more →

Do Our Websites Need to be More Snackable?

Last Wednesday’s SIAT Research Colloquium was presented by Dr. Drew Davidson, from the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He reviewed concepts around video games in a world without secrets and snackable gaming; what these theories mean in terms of the design of a game and game-play mechanics. Dr. Davidson explains the term snackability, first coined around the concept… Read more →