I'm an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Interactive Design at Kennesaw State University. I teach classes on interaction design, how ethnography relates to design practice, critical thinking, and digital culture.
I mostly write about design education these days and my worldview is informed by cultural studies, ethnography, and STS. I wrote a dissertation about the concept of control as it relates to some of the ways television companies designed experiences with audiences across digital platforms. Here is my cv.
I seek inspiration and waste time on tumblr.
Some things I'm into include: artichokes, being an out-of-touch musical omnivore, checks & balances, composting, delta waves, doodling, Finland, modern art (to a point), NBA basketball (the 2003-2004 Pistons, 2013-2014 Spurs, and 2014-2015 Hawks are some of my favorites), Nordic design, the NY Mets, owning less, and space ice cream.
If you ever get the feeling, drop me a mlahey (at) kennesaw (dot) edu!