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Ball specializes in design research within human-computer interaction and has a background in industrial design, architectural design and product development. Her research interests focus on user-centric design methods (autobiographical, maker methods, participatory design, etc.) in relation to pervasive computing and tangible interactions. Ball teaches INFO 360 Design Methods, and support courses outside of the iSchool in Human-Computer Interaction + Design, Human Centered Design & Engineering and the School of Art + Art History + Design.


  • MDes, University of Washington, 2018
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, University of Washington, 2012

Publications and Contributions

  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    DEMO HOUR: Dwelling Amongst a Ludic Internet of Things (2018)
    Interactions, Volume 25, Issue 6 Author: Aubree Ball
  • Conference Paper
    Revealing Tensions in Autobiographical Design in HCI (2018)
    Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2018) Authors: Audrey Desjardins, Aubree Ball
  • Conference Paper
    Using Autobiographical Design and Maker Methods in HCI Research Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research (2018)
    CHI 2018 Author: Aubree Ball


  • Internet of Tangible Things for the Home (2018)
    CHI 2018 - Montréal, Canada