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Devendorf, Laura Kay Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Laura Devendorf studies how humans relate to technology and how technology shapes our experiences of our selves, cultures, and the environments. She draws from art, computer science and anthropology to develop and study artifacts that explore existing tendencies in design and identify potential future design spaces.

keywords

  • human-computer interaction, interaction design, science and technology studies, new materialist theory, digital fabrication, dynamic textiles

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ATLS 4606 - Mastery in Information Science: Critical Technical Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Surveys design theory and methods that can be used to question relationships between technology, culture, and the environment. Students will discuss readings and synthesize those readings through design exercises. The course will equip students with resources for thinking more critically and creatively about design and possible future human-technology relationships. Same as INFO 5606, INFO 4606, and ATLS 5606.
  • ATLS 5606 - Mastery in Information Science: Critical Technical Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Surveys design theory and methods that can be used to question relationships between technology, culture, and the environment. Students will discuss readings and synthesize those readings through design exercises. The course will equip students with resources for thinking more critically and creatively about design and possible future human-technology relationships. Same as ATLS 4606, INFO 4606 and INFO 5606.
  • INFO 1121 - Introduction to Information Science: Designing Interactions
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an introduction to human-centered design and the universal requirements of interactions with data, information and technologies. Studio experiences challenge students to consider the impact that information and computing technology design choices have on a) enabling diverse audiences to access, manipulate and experience information, and b) how differences get encoded by data and technology, ultimately reflecting biases.
  • INFO 4606 - Mastery in Information Science: Critical Technical Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Surveys design theory and methods that can be used to question relationships between technology, culture, and the environment. Students will discuss readings and synthesize those readings through design exercises. The course will equip students with resources for thinking more critically and creatively about design and possible future human-technology relationships. Same as INFO 5606, ATLS 4606, and ATLS 5606.
  • INFO 5606 - Mastery in Information Science: Critical Technical Practice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Surveys design theory and methods that can be used to question relationships between technology, culture, and the environment. Students will discuss readings and synthesize those readings through design exercises. The course will equip students with resources for thinking more critically and creatively about design and possible future human-technology relationships. Same as INFO 4606, ATLS 4606, and ATLS 5606.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

Other Profiles

Github

  • Devendork