After an extensive career in digital media production and management, I am currently completing a PhD at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto while continuing to consult with clients on digital media. I also work as a course instructor and teaching assistant, as well as freelance writer and photographer.
My areas of expertise are:
- locative media, location-based services, and contextually-aware applications
- geosocial networking, geo-services, and geoinformatics
- user experience and cultural impact of mobile computing
- online participatory culture
- user-centred design, usability, and accessibility
My doctoral research examines the role of locative media in our spatial awareness. I previously studied digital media and human-computer interaction during my masters degree in communication at Royal Roads University, University of Toronto’s Strategic e-Business program, and Humber College’s Internet Management program. My master’s thesis examined diffusion and implementation challenges of website accessibility.
I have also been working for Ontario College of Arts and Design University in Dr. Martha Ladly’s Mobile Experience Lab. Prof. Ladly and I led a workshop on geolocative cultural mapping at ISEA 2015 in Vancouver. Check out our workshop website.
My consulting practice focuses on advising organizations on strategic and tactical issues arising from their digital media properties.
My career highlights include managing an e-Business website, developing websites with a dot.com start-up, writing online travelogues, and helping create one of the first mobile applications in Canada.
Recent honours include:
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate scholarships (doctoral & masters)
- Chancellor’s award for top performance for masters program
- Shortlisted nomination for TA teaching excellence award, University of Toronto
- Best workshop paper for Mobile HCI 2014 conference
- Apex awards for excellence in overall website and online annual report