An image of Michael Lahey. He is standing on leaf-covered ground and giving the camera a "peace" sign.

Hi, I'm Michael Lahey, 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 write mostly about design education these days from a perspective informed by cultural studies, ethnography, and STS (Science & Technology Studies). My dissertation was about the concept of control as it relates to how television companies designed experiences with audiences on digital platforms in the 2000s. Here's my cv.

I've taken some photos over the years and still keep a dilapidated tumblr as well. I make music mixes to fill time in Atlanta traffic and try to keep track of my non-work-related reading.

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), sometimes NBA basketball (the 2003-2004 Pistons, 2013-2014 Spurs, and 2014-2015 Hawks are some personal favs), the NY Mets, owning less, running, and space ice cream.

This website was made with Webflow and uses the Nils font by Helsinki Type Studio.

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