I perform research in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).

I employ qualitative and quantitative research methods focused on understanding user behaviours, needs, and motivations to inspire a design vision. Research activities include comparative analysis, interviews, observational research, user journey mapping, scenario creation, target audience segmentation, and traditional user studies.

My interests lie at the intersection of mobile computing and urban informatics, where my research focuses on studying, designing, and evaluating digital technologies to support urban life. My doctoral research focused on designing location-based technologies to connect urban commuters using public transit within metropolitan cities.

Interests

  • User-Centred Design
  • User Experience
  • Urban Informatics
  • Internet of Places

Connections Lab: Our Research Group

Dr. Erick Oduor

Research Scientist

IBM Research Africa
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Dr. Serena Hillman

Principal UX Researcher

SMART Technologies
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Dr. Carman Neustaedter

Associate Professor + Director

SFU + Connections Lab
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Jason Procyk, MSc, BSc, BA

Advanced Games Researcher

Electronic Arts Games

Azadeh Forghani, MSc, BSc

PhD Candidate

Simon Fraser University
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Collaborators

The Connections Lab (cLab) is a research group, led by Dr. Carman Neustaedter at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). Our group specializes in the areas of human-computer interaction, domestic computing, interaction design, and computer-supported cooperative work. We study the design and use of technologies aimed at supporting the everyday activities of families.

Many of our research projects focus on the study and design of family communication systems and pervasive games for families. Our broader research in human-computer interaction explores leisure activities, mobile commerce, workplace collaboration, health information sharing, and location-based games.