BESTie Lora Oehlberg from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary is tenured as of July 1, 2020!
Lora’s research is in Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on interactive tools and technologies that support creativity, innovation, and multi-disciplinary collaboration in domains such as interaction design, maker communities, sustainable product design and health care. Within interaction design, she develops theoretical frameworks and techniques that allow computer scientists and interaction designers to understand and empathize with end-users, express and embody design ideas, and engage with collaborators beyond computing disciplines.
At the University of Calgary, she is a member of the iLab, a human-computer interaction research lab. She also works with the Ward of the 21st Century (W21C), a non-profit research and innovation initiative to design and develop better health care services. She supervises students in the Computational Media Design (CMD) program.
Lora received her Ph.D. in 2013 on “Information Sharing Tools for Collaborative Human-Centered Design Teams”. She was highlighted in an article in Berkeley Engineering: For good design, start with the end user.
Left to right: Celeste Roschuni, Lora Oehlberg, Ryan Shelby, Alice Agogino, Yael Perez