Publications & Talks

Refereed Publications

Book Chapters

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)

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks (highlights):

Links in red go to slide decks

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 some of my individually-authored and active online projects:

Third Party Interviews and Inclusions of My Work

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