Laura Devendorf

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Laura Devendorf is a PhD Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information with a Designated Emphasis in New Media. She is advised by Kimiko Ryokai. Laura combines theory, art, design, and computation to create speculative interactive systems that explore the concept of human-machine collaboration. Collaboration is a mode of work that requires compromise and care, can foster new perspectives on the familiar, and encourage critical questioning of the “everyday.” She has explored collaborative interfaces in contexts of mobile computing, digital fabrication, and e-textiles. Her has been published at won two best paper honorable mention awards at CHI, has been featured on National Public Radio, and has been featured in several juried art and design exhibitions.


Biosignals as Social Cues
Ambiguity and emotional interpretation in social displays of skin conductance
I Don’t Want to Wear a Screen
Probing Perceptions of and Possibilities for Dynamic Displays on Clothing
Being The Machine
Reconfiguring Agency and Control in Hybrid Fabrication