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Who We Are

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Daniela Rosner is an Assistant Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington and co-director of the Tactile and Tactical Design (TAT) Lab. Her research critically investigates the ethical and participatory dimensions of design methods, particularly within sites historically marginalized within engineering cultures. She is the author of Critical Fabulations: Reworking the Methods and Margins of Design (MIT Press). 



Samantha Shorey is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Washington. She is a research associate at the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), studying the intersection of techno-culture and craft. Her dissertation is an ethnography of women designers, artists, and students who create technological artifacts within the "Maker Movement." She earned a masters degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she wrote her thesis on young women and their use of Tumblr for personal and political expression online. Her scholarship on cultural industries is also informed by years of creative practice as a professional photographer, working in analog film.



Helen Remick is a quilt artist. Her designs are mathematically based, and her most recent work explores the use of nontraditional materials in quilt-making. Quilts can be seen at She retired in 2005 from the University of Washington, where she was Assistant Provost for Equal Opportunity. Her doctorate is in Psychology.







Brock Craft is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). Before coming to UW, he was a Lecturer in Physical Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and a Senior Tutor on the MA in Information Experience Design at London’s Royal College of Art. Craft holds a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from DePaul University in Chicago, and a PhD in Data Visualization from the University College of London Interaction Centre (UCLIC), an HCI research center. 


Special thanks to Alaa Amead and Melody Ruotong Xu for their brilliant web design, graphics, and illustrations. Thanks also to Aleenah Ansara, Kyle Musselwhite, Nava Yael, Josh Baker, and Rose Paquet Kinsley for their generous help with the Making Core
Memory quilt and workshop.

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