Publications

Refereed Publications

Book Chapters

  • With Foxe, J., Miller, A., Hui, V., Nubla, D. & Schindler-Lynch, C. (in press). Visual plagiarism: Seeing the forest and the trees, Academic Integrity Perspectives in Canada. Springer.
  • Which way is up? How locative media may enhance sense of place, Geospatial Research: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, IGI Global, 2016

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks (highlights):

Links go to slide decks

  • The Singularity has not yet arrived: AI can be our friend. Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education 2021 Annual Conference. (June 2, 2021).
  • Elders, memory and data visualisation: Changing aging cues with news media. Big Data Research, Analytics, and Information Network AGM (March 2, 2018).
  • Postcard Memories: An application for senior’s with dementia, demonstration for Premier Kathleen Wynne, OCAD University (Jan. 23, 2017)>
  • The Design Process in Creating The Postcard Memories Mobile Application, Women in Engineering and Science Design Competition (July 9, 2016)
  • Positioning the User in Mobile, Locative Applications, Canadian Wireless Trade Show (Oct. 29, 2015)
  • People, Places, and Things, International Symposium on Electronic Arts (Aug. 15, 2015)
  • Web Comics and Graphic Literature, Toronto Public Library (Feb. 25, 2015)
  • Locative Media and Sense of Place, Mobile Human Computer Interaction Conference (Sept. 23, 2014)
  • Social Georeferencing: Bring Content into the Field, Handheld Librarian 9 Conference (Feb. 27, 2014)
  • The Role of Location-Based Services in Shaping Sense of Place, University of Toronto Libraries (July 10, 2013)
  • Putting Locative Technology in its Sense of Place, IEEE International Symposium on Technology & Society (June 29, 2013)
  • Geo-Methods, iSchool Doctoral Students Association (Jan. 18, 2013)
  • he Role of Location-Based Services in Shaping Sense of Place, Association for Information Science & Technology conference (Oct. 29, 2012)
  • Locative Media and Geosocial Networking, Koodo head office (March 29, 2012)
  • User-Generated Map and Meaning Making via Foursquare, University of Toronto iSchool Student Conference (March 5, 2011)
  • Access Denied: Barriers to Adoption and Implementation of Web Accessibility, University of Toronto iSchool Student Conference (March 19, 2010)

Articles (highlights)

Articles for Backbone Magazine’s website (highlights)

Note: Backbone ceased operations in 2016. For access to my articles below, please visit the Internet Archive.

  • Unfriending is unnecessary (Jan 4, 2016)
  • The hardest thing about social media (Sep. 8, 2015)
  • List of location-based services (Sept. 2, 2015)
  • Keeping it real – Re/Max’s mobile marketing has curbside appeal (June 24 , 2015)
  • No app required! (June 9, 2015)
  • I lost my mind when I forgot my mobile device (June 4, 2015)
  • Accessibility of information systems (May 28, 2015)
  • Mobile devices give directions… To Hell! (May 21, 2015)
  • Tracking the trackers (May 11, 2015)
  • Learning appreciation for graphic literature (May 4, 2015)
  • In defence of stock photos (April 27, 2015)
  • Careers in corporate digital media (April 21, 2015)
  • Building a solid information architecture for a website (April 13, 2015)
  • Students predict technology trends (April 6, 2015)
  • Tips for corporate websites and intranets (March 25, 2015)
  • Reviewing theme parks use of digital media (Jan. 2, 2015)
  • Closing the Facebook (Oct. 11, 2014)
  • Give MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) a try (Aug. 14, 2014)
  • Mobile apps and sites usability top 10 tips (Dec. 3, 2013)
  • Creating counter maps & shared geographies with locative media (Nov. 25, 2013)
  • I wonder what the app developers were thinking? (Oct. 17, 2013)
  • Exploring the world of geocaching (Aug. 20, 2013)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart use of personalized digital marketing (June 17, 2013)
  • Corporate blog or soap box? (May 28, 2013)
  • Typology of contextual awareness (May 3, 2013)
  • Mobile priorities: Spectrum, talent and lower costs (April 17, 2013)
  • Digital playground/school in Toronto (April 11, 2013)
  • Digital Media Summit review (April 2, 2013)
  • Mental map of online participation (April 1, 2013)
  • How much do apps really help users? (March 19, 2013)
  • The Mobile Web and everyday life (Feb. 22, 2013)
  • Milestones in the history of geo-locative services (Feb. 20, 2013)
  • Power of online social mapping (February 12, 2013)
  • Usability tips for websites and mobiles (January 4, 2013)
  • Methods to study digital media (November 19, 2012)
  • How are mobile devices changing our lives? (November 14, 2012)
  • Explorations of place and media – interview with Shawn Micallef (Aug. 09, 2012)
  • Have check-ins checked out? (May 15, 2012)
  • Help making location based services relevant (April 20, 2012)
  • Geosocial networking: Check out what’s happening with check-ins (Feb. 10, 2012)
  • Blogging is history (Nov. 28, 2011)
  • IPTV – TV over the internet with Bell Fibe. (March 29, 2011)
  • Staying home for an online conference (March 10, 2011)
  • Pondering effects of Foursquare (Feb. 28, 2011)
  • A call for greater e-participation in Canada (Oct.14, 2010)
  • Canada’s role in a mobile media world (Sept. 17, 2010)
  • Making a technology inventory (June 28, 2010)
  • User experience – more than just usability (May 27, 2010)
  • Participate in shaping Canada’s digital economy (May 18, 2010)
  • Facebook and the problem of collapsed identity (April 13, 2010)
  • Web accessibility challenges (March 26, 2010)
  • Negotiating identity online in social networking websites (June 6, 2008)

Websites and Blogs

Over my career, I’ve created and worked on numerous websites, mobile applications, blogs, and other digital media projects. Below are a sample of my individually-authored and active online projects:

Media Interviews and Inclusions of My Work