The everyday design studio, co-directed by Ron Wakkary and William Odom in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University, is a design research studio focusing on exploring interaction design. Our research investigates the changing nature of interaction design in response to the increasing role technology plays in mediating everyday practices like DIY, amateur experts, reminiscence, self exploration, social connection, the making of home life, and so on.
In the spirit of design research, we aim to be reflective and generative, uncovering new and emergent practices of design that help shape both design and its relation to technologies. We design new computational things and systems, and study them in the context of people’s everyday lives. We often also develop new methods for better supporting the practice of interaction design research. Our studio prides itself on a strong collaborative culture with a friendly, engaging, and highly creative atmosphere.