Courses I teach:
Interactive Technology Design (masters course | IDE, TU Delft)
The course introduces students to prototyping, tinkering and making. Students (in groups) respond to design briefs that address important societal issues including global refugees, artificial life extension, hacking emotions, labour futures, data and surveillance, urban politics, and information overload. During 4 intensive design iterations, students first create future scenarios that flesh out their brief, and then design interactive prototypes that communicate a critical position towards that future.
Exploring Interactions (masters course | IDE, TU Delft)
The course introduces students to basic principles of interaction design, including going into context and applying appropriate research methods; formulating a design goal, interaction vision and qualities; developing a concept and communicating its main aspects; and conducting iterative prototyping.
Deep Dive into Design for Civic Media (masters elective course | IDE, TU Delft)
The course provides students an opportunity to dive into some of the ideas behind participatory democracy and community building, and to consider how designers could help foster new, meaningful ways to reimagine civic life.
Courses I taught:
Introduction to New Media (undergraduate course | School of Communication, SFU)
This course introduced students to the study of technology and society, using new media as its focus. The course aimed to provide students with a variety of viewpoints and digital literacies to critically evaluate our information-intensive, network-driven, and social software-enhanced society. We discussed the history of new media, became familiarized with the main approaches to its study, and examined its social, cultural, economic and environmental implications.
The communication of Climate Science (undergraduate seminar | School of Communication, SFU)
This seminar explored the relations of science, knowledge and communication in the context of anthropogenic climate change. It focused on three interrelated questions: How do non-scientists understand science? How do scientists understand climate change? And lastly, how is climate science communicated? Using examples from various traditional and new media we unpacked the historically and culturally contingent nature of science, and developed a critical approach to its communication.