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Professor William Gaver BA (Hons) MA PhD

Position held:
Professor of Design

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7078 5188

Email:
w.gaver (@gold.ac.uk)

Bill Gaver is Professor of Design and leads the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research on design-led methodologies and innovative technologies for everyday life led him to develop an internationally renowned studio bringing the skills of designers together with expertise in ubiquitous computing and sociology. With the Studio, he has developed approaches to design ranging from Cultural Probes to the use of documentary film to help assess peoples' experience with designs, pursued conceptual work on topics such as ambiguity and interpretation, and produced highly-finished prototypes that have been deployed for long-term field trials and exhibited internationally at venues such as the V&A Museum, Tate Britain, and New York’s MOMA. He has published over 70 articles (h-index of 36) and is an elected member of the CHI Academy. He currently holds an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant and is principle investigator of a joint project with Sociology the co-construction of communities and environmental devices.

Selected publications

Number of items: 40.

Article

Wilkie, Alex, Gaver, William, Hemment, Drew and Giannachi, Gabriella. 2010. Creative Assemblages: Organisation and Outputs of Practice-Led Research. Leonardo, 43(1), pp. 98-99. ISSN 0024-094X [Article]

Michael, Mike and Gaver, William. 2009. Home Beyond Home: Dwelling With Threshold Devices. Space and Culture, 12(3), pp. 359-370. [Article]

Gaver, William. 2007. Cultural commentators: Non-native interpretations as resources for polyphonic assessment. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 65(4), pp. 292-305. ISSN 10715819 [Article]

Gaver, William, Boucher, Andy, Bowers, John and Law, A.. 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 [Article]

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

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

Book Section

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 [Book Section]

Gaver, William. 2009. The Video Window: My Life with a Ludic System. In: Steve Harrison, ed. Media Space 20 + Years of Mediated Life. London: Springer-Verlag, pp. 269-279. ISBN 978-1-84882-482-9 [Book Section]

Conference or Workshop Item

Gaver, William. 2011. 'Making Spaces: how design workbooks work'. In: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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

Gaver, William, Blythe, Mark, Boucher, Andy, Jarvis, Nadine, Bowers, John and Wright, Peter. 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. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Gaver, William, Bowers, John, Kerridge, Tobie, Boucher, Andy and Jarvis, Nadine. 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. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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

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. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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

Gaver, William, Boucher, Andy and Martin, Heather. 2003. 'Evaluating the Double-Deck Desk'. In: UNSPECIFIED. Crete, Greece June 22-27. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Gaver, William, Beaver, Jacob and Benford, Steve. 2003. 'Ambiguity as a resource for design'. In: ACM Special Interest Group on Human Computer Interaction (CHI 2003). Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States 5-10 April 2003. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Design

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

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

Show/Exhibition

Gaver, William, Boucher, Andy, Pennington, Sarah, Walker, Brendan, Bowers, John and Law, Andy. 2009. Drift Table . In: "Drift Table at Cultures of Change ", Arts Santa Monica, Spain, 10 December - 28 February 2010. [Show/Exhibition]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Printed Ephemera

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