William Odom

Assistant Professor

Education:

PH.D. in Human-Computer Interaction
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2014)

Fulbright Scholar
Design Department, Queensland College of Art
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia (2009)

M.S. Human-Computer Interaction / Design
School of Informatics, Indiana University (2008)

B.S. Informatics w/ distinction
Minor: Information Technology, Music
School of Informatics, Indiana University (2006)

B.A. Folklore / Ethnomusicology
College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University (2006)

Biography:

Dr. William Odom is Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, where he is co-director of the Everyday Design Studio and Interaction Design Research Centre. His research group takes an interdisciplinary, collaborative, creative, and design-oriented approach to Human-Computer Interaction research. We like to design, build, and make things.

His work has appeared at venues including the ACM CHI, DIS, Ubicomp, Creativity & Cognition, and CSCW conferences. He is the co-recipient of four best paper awards (CHI 2011, Ubicomp 2011, DIS 2012, CHI 2014) and three best paper honorable mention awards (CHI 2010, CHI 2013, CHI 2016). His work on the Technology Heirlooms project in collaboration with Microsoft Research received a silver international design excellence award (IDEA) for design research from the Industrial Designers Society of America. He holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in the design department at Griffith University Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia.

Research Interests:

  • slow interaction and temporal design
  • digital possessions and archives
  • internet of things
  • domestic computing
  • digital fabrication
  • research through design

Courses

Future courses may be subject to change.