I'm an Assistant 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 and Interaction Design, 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.

Currently, my research focus is on video-mediated communication systems for families, as well as the design of pervasive games for families.

Check out my research lab web page for more details.

Carmen: a song (Latin); not my name.
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