I'm an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

My research is in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, and Domestic Computing where I study social culture, user behaviors, group collaboration, and ubiquitous and mobile technology design. This has involved studying, designing, and evaluating a range of technologies including communication, coordination, and gaming systems. My work tends to span many disciplines including computer science, social psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology.

Recent research projects heavily focus on telepresence for family and workplace communication over distance. I have published two recent books on these and related topics:

Connecting Families: The Implication of New Technologies on Domestic Life and Studying

Designing Technology for Domestic Life: Lessons From Home

Check out my research lab web page for more details.

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