My name is Michael Lahey, I'm a design educator in Atlanta, GA. I spend most my time designing curriculum and syllabi as Coordinator and Associate Professor of Interactive Design in the Department of Technical Communication & Interactive Design at Kennesaw State University.

My reseach in interaction design is informed by cultural studies, ethnography, reception studies, and STS. I teach classes on interaction design, how ethnography relates to contemporary design practice, design thinking, and digital culture. 

The research topics I am most interested in are how taste & culture shape design, the preceived gap between design education and design practice, and how we might view design as a form of control. I wrote a dissertation on some of the ways television companies design experiences with audiences across digital platforms. Here is my cv.

I use tumblrinstagram, google photos, and occasionally re-tweet others. I try not to use linkedin but sometimes it happens. I tinker with creative endeavors //coming soonish//, and will occasionally make a mix when I'm burnt out and need to focus on rhythm & melody. I am on a mission to read more in 2018. I'll leave updates from time-to-time.

Some things I'm into include: Finland, Nordic design, (all the) Danish TV (I've seen), modernism (to a point), the NY Mets, NBA basketball (in general but mostly the Hawks & Spurs), doodling, absurdity, delta waves, the practice of recycling and composting, owning less, artichokes, space ice cream, and being an out-of-touch musical omnivore.

If you ever get the feeling, drop me a mlahey (at) kennesaw (dot) edu!