I am working toward a future where people can live better with digital technology—that is, where we can be more aware, present and wise in the digital age. A big part of this is understanding what it means to live a good life in a fast-changing world. To me, this is a matter of ethics and design: Today we are all like sailors steering our ship while it’s still being built.
Coming from the information field, my research is rooted in understanding people's experiences with information and technology, and exploring what this means for the ethical development of future sociotechnical systems. In this sense, I consider my work to be UX research at the fuzzy front-end of the design process, where the goal is deep exploration of human contexts. I am inspired by the vision of humanity-centered design.
My early work centered on information experience, and more recently I have been applying virtue ethics to questions of information seeking, experience and design. Along the way I have also published research in philosophy of sport, particularly around ultramarathon running.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University
Drexel University, PhD, information studies
New York University, Spanish and Latin American Linguistic Literary and Cultural Studies
All the community’s a stage: The public library’s changing role in community information provision, The Library Quarterly
Information and experience, a dialogue, Journal of Documentation
Auto-hermeneutics: A phenomenological approach to information experience, Library and Information Science Research
Document phenomenology: A framework for holistic analysis, Journal of Documentation
There’s no shortcut: Building understanding from information in ultrarunning, Journal of Information Science
Beautiful and sublime: The aesthetics of running in a commodified world, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport
How the document got its authority, Journal of Documentation
Experiencing the Bible, Journal of Religious & Theological Information
Information on the run: Experiencing information during an ultramarathon, Information Research
Association for Information Science and Technology