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Andy Boucher

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PositionSenior Lecturer, Co-Director of the Interaction Research Studio
Department Design
Email a.boucher (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5186
Andy Boucher

Andy is a Senior Lecturer and co-director of the Interaction Research Studio. As a founding member of the studio alongside Bill Gaver, he has over the past decade played a key role in the research activities of the studio.

Andy’s research interests focus on practice-based design research with a particular emphasis on the design, fabrication and long-term in-situ deployment of computational devices for varied user-groups. He has overseen the design and build of all of the studio’s prototypes and is currently developing new methods of batch-production for volume field studies.

Publications

Design

Dyeing SLS parts
Cameron, David and Boucher, Andy. January 2015. Dyeing SLS parts.

The Light Collector
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Bowers, John; Pennington, Sarah and Boehner, Kirsten. 4 November 2011. The Light Collector.

The Wind Tunnel
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Bowers, John; Pennington, Sarah and Boehner, Kirsten. 4 November 2011. The Wind Tunnel.

The Temperature Tape
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Bowers, John; Pennington, Sarah and Boehner, Kirsten. 4 November 2011. The Temperature Tape.

The Photostroller
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Cameron, David; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine; Kerridge, Tobie; Phillips, Robert and Wilkie, Alex. 2011. The Photostroller.

The Photostroller (Overview)
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Jarvis, Nadine; Kerridge, Tobie; Cameron, David; Wilkie, Alex and Phillips, Robert. July 2010. The Photostroller (Overview).

The Prayer Companion
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine and Kerridge, Tobie. 2010. The Prayer Companion.

The Prayer Companion (Overview)
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine; Kerridge, Tobie and Wilkie, Alex. 2010. The Prayer Companion (Overview).

The Plane Tracker (Overview)
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Bowers, John; Beaver, Jacob; Humble, Jan; Kerridge, Tobie; Villar, Nicholas and Wilkie, Alex. April 2008. The Plane Tracker (Overview).

Local Barometer (Overview)
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Bowers, John; Beaver, Jacob; Humble, Jan; Kerridge, Tobie; Villar, Nicholas and Wilkie, Alex. April 2008. Local Barometer (Overview).

Plane Tracker
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Wilkie, Alex. March 2007. Plane Tracker.

The Video Window (Overview)
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Law, Andy and Bowers, John. 2006. The Video Window (Overview).

The History Tablecloth (Overview)
Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Law, Andy; Bowers, John; Pennington, Sarah and Walker, Brendan. 2004. The History Tablecloth (Overview).

The Key Table (Overview)
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Walker, Brendan. 2003. The Key Table (Overview).

The Drift Table (Overview)
Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Pennington, Sarah; Walker, Brendan and Bowers, John. 2003. The Drift Table (Overview).

Energy Babble
Gaver, William; Michael, Mike; Kerridge, Tobie; Wilkie, Alex; Boucher, Andy; Ovalle, Liliana and Plummer-Fernandez, Matthew. Energy Babble.

Show/Exhibition

Web Science 2015
Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David; Gaver, William; Hauenstein, Mark; Jarvis, Nadine; Kerridge, Tobie; Michael, Mike; Ovalle, Liliana; Pennington, Sarah and Wilkie, Alex. 28 June – 1 July 2015. Web Science 2015. In: "Web Science 2015 Conference Exhibition", Web Sci '15, United Kingdom, 28 June – 1 July 2015.

The Prayer Companion
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine and Bowers, John. 12 Mar - 24 May 2015. The Prayer Companion. In: "Big Bang Data", Fundación Telefónica Madrid, Spain, 12 Mar - 24 May 2015.

Datacatcher
Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David; Gaver, William; Hauenstein, Mark; Jarvis, Nadine; Ovalle, Liliana and Pennington, Sarah. 26 - 27 Sept 2015. Datacatcher. In: "Digital Design Weekend", V&A Museum, London, United Kingdom, 26 - 27 Sept 2015.

The Prayer Companion
Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David; Gaver, William; Hauenstein, Mark; Jarvis, Nadine; Ovalle, Liliana and Pennington, Sarah. 3 Dec 2015 - 20 Mar 2016. The Prayer Companion. In: "Big Bang Data", Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, 3 Dec 2015 - 20 Mar 2016.

The Prayer Companion
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine and Bowers, John. 2014. The Prayer Companion. In: "Big Bang Data", Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain.

The Prayer Companion
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine and Bowers, John. 5 Oct - 10 Nov 2013. The Prayer Companion. In: "Create: Digital, Northern Design Festival", Sunderland, United Kingdom, 5 Oct - 10 Nov 2013.

THE SOCIAL INSURGENTS
Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Pennington, Sarah and Boucher, Andy. 14 - 19 SEPTEMBER 2012. THE SOCIAL INSURGENTS. In: "THE SOCIAL INSURGENTS", Deptford Town Hall, United Kingdom, 14 - 19 SEPTEMBER 2012.

The Prayer Companion
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine and Bowers, John. 2 March 2012 - 28 January 2013. The Prayer Companion. In: "Born Out of Necessity", Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, United States, 2 March 2012 - 28 January 2013.

The Prayer Companion & Indoor Weather Stations
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Bowers, John; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Pennington, Sarah and Boehner, Kirsten. Nov 2012 - May 2013. The Prayer Companion & Indoor Weather Stations. In: "Life Online", National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom, Nov 2012 - May 2013.

The Prayer Companion
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine and Bowers, John. 24 July - 7 November 2011. The Prayer Companion. In: "Talk To Me", Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, United States, 24 July - 7 November 2011.

Drift Table
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Walker, Brendan; Bowers, John and Law, Andy. 10 December - 28 February 2010. Drift Table. In: "Drift Table at Cultures of Change", Arts Santa Monica, Spain, 10 December - 28 February 2010.

The Plane Tracker
Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Jarvis, Nadine. 09 October 2008 - 20 April 2009. The Plane Tracker. In: "Nowhere/Now/Here", LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, 09 October 2008 - 20 April 2009.

The Curious Home
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Jarvis, Nadine and Kerridge, Tobie. 21st January - 29th February 2008. The Curious Home. In: "The Curious Home at Science Oxford", Science Oxford, United Kingdom, 21st January - 29th February 2008.

The Plane Tracker
Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Bowers, John; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Jarvis, Nadine. September 14 -16 2007. The Plane Tracker. In: "Wired NestFest 2007", Los Angeles Convention Center, United States, September 14 -16 2007.

The Curious Home
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Wilkie, Alex and Kerridge, Tobie. 29 June to 15 July 2007. The Curious Home. In: "The Curious Home", Pacific Playhouse, London, United Kingdom, 29 June to 15 July 2007.

The Drift Table
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William and Pennington, Sarah. 27 August - 16 October 2005. The Drift Table. In: "Extra Ordinary", Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 August - 16 October 2005.

The History Tablecloth
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Walker, Brendan. 16 June - 29 August 2005. The History Tablecloth. In: "Touch Me", Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, 16 June - 29 August 2005.

The Drift Table
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Pennington, Sarah and Walker, Brendan. 15 June–4 September 2005. The Drift Table. In: "A Picture of Britain", Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom, 15 June–4 September 2005.

Book

Viewfinders: Thoughts on Visual Design Research
Raijmakers, Bas; Miller, Samantha; Gaver, William and Boucher, Andy. 2016. Viewfinders: Thoughts on Visual Design Research. STBY. ISBN 978-1-5262-0408-0

Datacatcher
Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David; Gaver, William and Pennington, Sarah, eds. 2015. Datacatcher. Goldsmiths, University of London. ISBN 978-1-906897-35-2

The Curious Home
Beaver, Jacob; Boucher, Andy and Pennington, Sarah. June 2007. The Curious Home. London: Goldmiths University of London. ISBN 1904158811

Conference or Workshop Item

Designing and Making the Datacatchers: Batch Producing Location-Aware Mobile Devices
Boucher, Andy and Gaver, William. 20-23 March 2017. 'Designing and Making the Datacatchers: Batch Producing Location-Aware Mobile Devices'. In: TEI 2017 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions. Yokohama, Japan 20-23 March 2017.

ProbeTool Cam: A Work in Progress Research Prototype
Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Ovalle, Liliana and Vanis, Michail. 7 - 12 May 2016. 'ProbeTool Cam: A Work in Progress Research Prototype'. In: CHI 2016. California, United States 7 - 12 May 2016.

Data Tour
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David; Pennington, Sarah and Ovalle, Liliana. 25-27 March 2015. 'Data Tour'. In: Research Through Design 2015. Cambridge, United Kingdom 25-27 March 2015.

Designing Deployment: a visual paper of the batch deployment of research prototypes
Cameron, David; Jarvis, Nadine and Boucher, Andy. June 2014. 'Designing Deployment: a visual paper of the batch deployment of research prototypes'. In: DRS 2014. Umea, Sweden.

Power to the People:Dynamic energy management through communal cooperation
Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David and Nadine, Jarvis. 15 June 2012. 'Power to the People:Dynamic energy management through communal cooperation'. In: DIS 2012. Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Age and experience: ludic engagement in a residential care setting
Blythe, Mark; Wright, Peter; Bowers, John; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Reynolds, Phil and Gaver, William. 18-20 August 2010. 'Age and experience: ludic engagement in a residential care setting'. In: DIS 2010. Aarhus, Denmark 18-20 August 2010.

The prayer companion : openness and specificity, materiality and spirituality
Gaver, William; Blythe, Mark; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Bowers, John and Wright, Peter. 10 - 15 Apr 2010. 'The prayer companion : openness and specificity, materiality and spirituality'. In: 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI'10). Atlanta, Georgia, United Kingdom 10 - 15 Apr 2010.

Supporting the design of network-spanning applications
Egglestone, Stefan Rennick; Boucher, Andy; Rodden, Tom; Law, Andy; Humble, Jan and Greenhalgh, Chris. April 2009. 'Supporting the design of network-spanning applications'. In: CHI 2009: Digital Life, New World. Boston, United States.

Anatomy of a failure: how we knew when our design went wrong, and what we learned from it
Gaver, William; Bowers, John; Kerridge, Tobie; Boucher, Andy and Jarvis, Nadine. April 04 - 09, 2009. 'Anatomy of a failure: how we knew when our design went wrong, and what we learned from it'. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Boston, MA, United States April 04 - 09, 2009.

Threshold devices: looking out from the home
Gaver, William; Wilkie, Alex; Boucher, Andy; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah; Bowers, John; Beaver, Jacob; Humble, Jan; Kerridge, Tobie and Villar, Nicholas. April 04 - 09, 2009. 'Threshold devices: looking out from the home'. In: Proceedings of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2008). Florence, United Kingdom April 04 - 09, 2009.

Form and Movement in Domestic Networked Systems
Kerridge, Tobie; Boucher, Andy; Law, Andy and Gaver, William. December 12th and 13th 2007. 'Form and Movement in Domestic Networked Systems'. In: UNSPECIFIED. School of Design at Northumbria University, United Kingdom December 12th and 13th 2007.

The History Tablecloth: Illuminating Domestic Activity
Gaver, William; Bowers, John; Boucher, Andy; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Villar, Nicholas. 2006. 'The History Tablecloth: Illuminating Domestic Activity'. In: DIS 2006. State College, Pennsylvania, United States.

The drift table: designing for ludic engagement
Gaver, William; Bowers, John; Boucher, Andy; Gellerson, Hans; Pennington, Sarah; Schmidt, Albrecht; Steed, Anthony; Villar, Nicholas and Walker, Brendan. April 2004. 'The drift table: designing for ludic engagement'. In: CHI 2004: Connect. Vienna, Austria.

The Drift Table: An Introduction
Boucher, Andy and Law, Andy. 21-25 November 2003. 'The Drift Table: An Introduction'. In: Viper, the International Festival for Film Video and New Media.. Basel 21-25 November 2003.

Evaluating the Double-Deck Desk
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy and Martin, Heather. June 22-27. 'Evaluating the Double-Deck Desk'. In: UNSPECIFIED. Crete, Greece June 22-27.

The Disruptive Office: Mechanised Furniture to Promote Useful Conflicts
Boucher, Andy and Law, Andy. May 2003. 'The Disruptive Office: Mechanised Furniture to Promote Useful Conflicts'. In: 1AD: First international conference on appliance design. HP Labs, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Article

The Form Design of the Datacatcher: A Research Prototype
Boucher, Andy. June 2016. The Form Design of the Datacatcher: A Research Prototype.

The Datacatcher: Batch Deployment and Documentation of 130 Location-Aware, Mobile Devices That Put Sociopolitically-Relevant Big Data in People's Hands: Polyphonic Interpretation at Scale
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Pennington, Sarah; Bowers, John; Pike, James; Beitra, Robin and Ovalle, Liliana. 1 May 2016. The Datacatcher: Batch Deployment and Documentation of 130 Location-Aware, Mobile Devices That Put Sociopolitically-Relevant Big Data in People's Hands: Polyphonic Interpretation at Scale. pp. 1597-1607.

Energy Babble: Mixing Environmentally-Oriented Internet Content to Engage Community Groups
Gaver, William; Michael, Mike; Kerridge, Tobie; Wilkie, Alex; Boucher, Andy; Ovalle, Liliana and Plummer-Fernandez, Matthew. April 18 - 23, 2015. Energy Babble: Mixing Environmentally-Oriented Internet Content to Engage Community Groups. Proceedings of CHI 2015, pp. 1115-1124.

Indoor Weather Stations: Investigating a Ludic Approach to Environmental HCI Through Batch Prototyping
Gaver, William; Bowers, John; Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Jarvis, Nadine and Pennington, Sarah. 2013. Indoor Weather Stations: Investigating a Ludic Approach to Environmental HCI Through Batch Prototyping. CHI 2013 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 3451-3460.

Attention To Detail: Annotations of a design process
Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David and Boucher, Andy. 14-17 October 2012. Attention To Detail: Annotations of a design process. pp. 11-20.

Attention To Detail: Annotations of a Design Process
Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David and Boucher, Andy. 2012. Attention To Detail: Annotations of a Design Process. pp. 11-20.

The Photostroller: supporting diverse care home residents in engaging with the world
Gaver, William; Wright, Peter; Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Blythe, Mark; Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Kerridge, Tobie; Wilkie, Alex and Phillips, Robert. April 04 - 09, 2009. The Photostroller: supporting diverse care home residents in engaging with the world. pp. 1757-2222.

Electronic furniture for the Curious Home: Assessing ludic designs in the field
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John and Law, A.. January 2007. Electronic furniture for the Curious Home: Assessing ludic designs in the field. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 22(1-2), pp. 119-152. ISSN 10447318

Developing the Drift Table
Boucher, Andy and Gaver, William. January 2006. Developing the Drift Table. interactions: new visions of human-computer interaction, 13(1), pp. 24-27.

Cultural probes and the value of uncertainty
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Walker, Brendan. February 2004. Cultural probes and the value of uncertainty. Interactions - Funology, 11(5), pp. 53-56. ISSN 1072-5520

Book Section

Probes
Boehner, Kirsten; Gaver, William and Boucher, Andy. 2012. Probes. In: Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford, eds. In Inventive Methods: the Happening of the Social. London: Routledge Press, pp. 185-201. ISBN 0415574811

Make of it what you will
Boucher, Andy. November 2008. Make of it what you will. In: , ed. Nowhere/NowHere: Investigating New Lines of Enquiry in Contemporary Design. Spain: Fundacion La Laboral, Centro de Art y Creacion Industrial, pp. 170-173. ISBN 978-8461266746

Printed Ephemera

Sustainability, Invention and Energy Demand Reduction: Co-designing Communities and Practice
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Cameron, David; Jarvis, Nadine; Gabrys, Jennifer; Gaver, William; Kerridge, Tobie; Michael, Mike and Wilkie, Alex. 11 November 2010. Sustainability, Invention and Energy Demand Reduction: Co-designing Communities and Practice.

The Objects of Design and Social Science: Design and Social Science Seminar Series 2009-2010
Wilkie, Alex; Jarvis, Nadine and Boucher, Andy. 2009. The Objects of Design and Social Science: Design and Social Science Seminar Series 2009-2010.