POPULAR SCIENCE, Best of What’s New Issue, 2016
Essay, “Don’t Blame the Robots; Blame Us”, November 2016

QUALCOMM SPARK
“Double Vision: The Challenge of Creating a World for Both Humans and Robots”, June 29, 2016

QUALCOMM SPARK
“Robot evolution from the lab to the living room”, June 5, 2015

THE NEW YORK TIMES Sunday Review
“Our Talking, Walking Objects”, January 27, 2013

THE ATLANTIC, Object Lessons Series
“The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends”, March 26, 2014

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE, feature
“Embracing the Wild World of Wearables”, March 2, 2015

THE EDUCATION OF A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Steven Heller, Allworth Press, October 20, 2015
Contributed essay, “How Today’s Prototyping Tools Enable a Holistic Design Approach”,

LEO THE MAKER PRINCE: JOURNEYS IN 3D PRINTING, Children’s book
The world’s first kids’ book on 3D printing, complete with downloadable objects, December 2013

DESIGN FOR ALL 100th ISSUE, Guest Essay
“For All, By Design”,  April 2014

MAKE essays
“Building a Better Robot” and “Sheep Shape: Designing a Divine 3D Ovine for LEO”, 2014

GIGAOM, Guest Essay
“How can we design an internet of things for everyone (not just alpha geeks)?”, August 18, 2013

SMART DESIGN Smart Thinking Series
“One Dog’s Adventures with the Internet of Things”, August 2012

FAST COMPANY Co.Design
How Women Are Leading The Effort To MakeRobots More Humane, December, 2011

Smart Interaction Lab blog: Things We See/Things We Make

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE, feature
“Atoms for Bits: Designing Physical Embodiments for Virtual Content”, June 2009

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE, feature
“Device Art: Coming to America?”, July 2007

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE, selected blog posts
“Physical pixels: Design for the not so near future”, April 14, 2009
“Try this at home: A workshop with Tejo Remy”, May 4, 2010
“Percussa: AudioCubes for music creation”, May 5, 2009
“Slap Widgets: Virtual controls you can touch”, April 8, 2009

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CHI2011
“The shape of Simon: creative design of a humanoid robot shell.” Co-authored with Andrea Thomaz. Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011. pp. 283-298.

“CHI Design Community”, co-authored with Scott Pobiner. CHI EA ’11, Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011.

CREATIVITY AND COGNITION 2009
Uberobjects: Père Ubu installation. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2009. pp. 461-462.

CORE77, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SUPER SITE, article
“Try this at home: a workshop with Tejo Remy”, May 2010

CRANBROOKDESIGN website
“Alberto Alessi: Life on the Borderline Between Possible and Impossible”

INTERACTIONS, THE JOURNAL OF THE ACM
“Book Review: A Kiss is Just a Kiss, A Sigh is Just a Deselection”, January February 2009

INTERACTIONS, THE JOURNAL OF THE ACM
“How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hackers”, March April 2008

CHI2008
Fragile: a case study for evoking specific emotional responses. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008. pp. 2543-2552.

FLASH 8 BIBLE, Guest Tutorial
Reinhardt, Robert and Dowd, Snow,Wiley Publisher, February 6, 2006, ISBN 978-0471746768
“Interactive Sound Gadgets”

AIGA JOURNAL New York, NY
“The Hybrid Student: Redefining Design”, June 2000

E/TOWN: THE HOME ELECTRONICS GUIDE ONLINE, New York, NY
From 1996 to 1999 I ran a regular column on the design, technology and society for the popular consumer electronics online magazine E/Town.  View excerpts

  • “Remotes that Make Sense, New Ideas that Fit in the Palm of Your Hand”, October 31, 1996
  • “The MP3 Revolution, The Freedom of Downloadable Media”, February 3, 1999
  • “Vegas and CES”, December 31, 1997
  • “Virtual Petting, Tamagochi, Can’t Buy Me Love”, December 15, 1997
  • “We Are What We Wear, The Aesthetics and Ergonomics of Headphone Couture”, February 11, 1998
  • “Why Nomads Love Email, Home Is Where the Modem Is”, January 11, 1997
  • “Iridium: Something in the Air, A Paranoid’s Take on Iridium”, March 19, 1999
  • “The Ergonomics of WebTV, Set Top Clutter or Media Streamlining?”, October 17, 1996
  • “No Place Like Home, Americans, We’re Uglier than I’d Thought”, July 23, 1997
  • “Object Overload, Less is More… Or Is It?” June 11, 1997
  • “Online Commerce, Giving New Meaning to the Phrase ‘Window Shopping’”, April 8, 1998
  • “PC Design, The Transition from Home to Office”, October 8, 1997
  • “Pint Sized Audio Gear, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”, November 25, 1996
  • “Pint Sized, Living Large: Life on the Road with Portable Gadgets”, March 27, 1997
  • “Poetry In Motion: Kinesthetics, Celebrating Kinesthetics, Design Beyond Form”, January 28, 1998
  • “Seinphone, Jerry Teaches Us Telephone Etiquette”, May 20, 1998
  • “His and Hers: Sexism in Product Design”, November 5, 1997
  • “How Small is Too Small?, Consumer Electronics’ Great Disappearing Act”, October 22, 1997
  • “Ignoring Instructions, Good Designs Speak Louder Than Use and Care Manuals”, August 27, 1997
  • “Interactivity a la Francais, France Minitel: Vive la Difference?”, July 9, 1997
  • “It Slices, It Dices: Products that Function Too Well”, March 11, 1998
  • “Judging by the Cover: Electronics Publishing, Cardboard and Plastic Surround Our Ethereal Digits”, July 22, 1998
  • “Italian Advert-Aversions, Comparing TV Scheduling Schemes”, June 25, 1997
  • “Kids’ Electronics, Turning Red (and Green) with Envy for the Holidays”, December 12, 1996
  • “Let’s Do the Time Warp: Video on Demand”, April 29, 1998
  • “Milan Furniture Flair, Television Sets Get Louder”, April 23, 1997
  • “Multimedia, the Blur Tool, As Disciplines Mingle, Artist and Geek Become One”, December 3, 1998
  • “Designing History: Henry Dreyfuss”, August 6, 1997
  • “Digital Design Tools, Is the Pencil Still Mightier Than the Mouse?”, June 17, 1998
  • “The Advent of Digital Photography, Waiting for Digital Cameras to Grow Up”, March 25, 1998
  • “Electronic Moolah, Does a Life of Ease Mean an Invitation to Big Brother?”, September 10, 1997
  • “Energy Pinching Devices”, May 5, 1997
  • “Focusing on the Interface, Putting Design Where it Really Matters”, January 13, 1999
  • “Appliances Get Smarter, Anticipating the Evolution of Computing”, June 3, 1998
  • “Giving PCs A New Voice, Devices that Assist the Sight Impaired”, September 4, 1997
  • “Cellular Phone Fetish, Roaming is Something Italians Do Right”, March 13, 1997
  • “Anticipating the Videophone, Just How Intrusive Will a Video Call Be?”, July 8, 1998
  • “Batteries Not Included, Alternatives to America’s Power Struggle”, December 26, 1996
  • “Breaking the Walkman Habit, lending My Ears to the Romans”, February 27, 1997
  • “Solutions that Bridge the Gap”, September 30, 1998
  • “Colors of Rome: Color in Italian Design”, May 30, 1997
  • “Cutting the Cord: Portable Telephony”, October 16, 1996

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE, New York, NY.
From January 1993 through August 1996 I wrote several “Buyer’s Guide” articles on household product design performance. Selected articles are listed below: