My research is focused on digital civics, an area of innovation that emerges at the intersection of Computer Science, Participatory Design, Digital Democracy, and Smart Cities. Together with students and community partners, we co-create new interactive computing systems and interfaces that assert identity, that enable new forms of civic participation through environmental sensing, and that respect community experiences, beliefs, and desires.

My research touches a number of different areas, including: Human-Centered Computing, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Social Computing, Urban Informatics, Participatory Design, and Design Research. I am the author of Designing Publics (2016, MIT Press).