Andy Boucher

Staff details

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 Boucher is a Senior Lecturer and co-director of the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a designer and maker, who over the past twenty years has developed a practice-based approach centred on the production of interactive devices and design-led methodologies for user-studies.

A co-founder of the Studio, he has helped it grow into an internationally recognised team of multi-disciplinary designers and technologists. The studio’s work centres on the co-production of highly-finished prototypes for deployment in long-term field trials with participants as varied as cloistered nuns and care home residents. It’s work has been exhibited internationally and the Prayer Companion was acquired to the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA.

His current research surrounds the volume production of research devices and he is co-investigator on two EPSRC funded research projects developing open-devices for construction by non-experts.

Publications

Design

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

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

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

The Temperature Tape
Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Jarvis, Nadine; Cameron, David; Hauenstein, Mark; Bowers, John; Pennington, Sarah and Boehner, Kirsten. 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. 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. 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. 2008. Local Barometer (Overview).

Plane Tracker
Boucher, Andy; Bowers, John; Gaver, William; Jarvis, Nadine; Law, Andy; Pennington, Sarah and Wilkie, Alex. 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. 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. 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. 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. 2015. 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. 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. 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. 2012. 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. 2012. 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. 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. 2009. 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. 2008. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 2005. The Drift Table. In: "A Picture of Britain", Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom, 15 June–4 September 2005.

Book

Energy Babble
Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Kerridge, Tobie; Michael, Mike; Ovalle, Liliana; Plummer-Fernandez, Matthew and Wilkie, Alex. 2018. Energy Babble. Mattering Press. ISBN 978-0-9955277-5-1

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. 2007. The Curious Home. London: Goldmiths University of London. ISBN 1904158811

Conference or Workshop Item

TaskCam: Designing and Testing an Open Tool for Cultural Probes Studies
Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Mike; Odom, William; Oogjes, Doenja and Gaver, William. 2018. 'TaskCam: Designing and Testing an Open Tool for Cultural Probes Studies'. In: CHI 2018. Montreal, Canada 21 - 26 April 2018.

TaskCam
Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Mike and Gaver, William. 2018. 'TaskCam'. In: TaskCam Demo @ CHI 2018. Montreal, Canada.

Designing and Making the Datacatchers: Batch Producing Location-Aware Mobile Devices
Boucher, Andy and Gaver, William. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 2008. '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. 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. 2004. 'The drift table: designing for ludic engagement'. In: CHI 2004: Connect. Vienna, Austria.

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

Article

Crafting a Place for Attending to the Things of Design at CHI
Odom, William; Jenkins, Tom; Andersen, Kristina; Gaver, William; Pierce, James; Vallgårda, Anna; Boucher, Andy; Chatting, David; van Kollenburg, Janne and Lefeuvre, Kevin. 2018. Crafting a Place for Attending to the Things of Design at CHI. Interactions, 25(1), pp. 52-57. ISSN 0927-3360

The Form Design of the Datacatcher: A Research Prototype
Boucher, Andy. 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. 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. 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. 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. 2011. 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.. 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. 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. 2004. Cultural probes and the value of uncertainty. Interactions - Funology, 11(5), pp. 53-56. ISSN 1072-5520

Book Section

Sound Design
Wilkie, Alex. 2018. Sound Design. In: Andy Boucher; William Gaver; Tobie Kerridge; Mike Michael; Liliana Ovalle; Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and Alex Wilkie, eds. Energy Babble. Manchester: Mattering Press, pp. 56-60. ISBN 978-0-9955277-2-0

Studios, Problems, Publics
Wilkie, Alex. 2018. Studios, Problems, Publics. In: Andy Boucher; William Gaver; Tobie Kerridge; Mike Michael; Liliana Ovalle; Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and Alex Wilkie, eds. Energy Babble. Manchester: Mattering Press, pp. 90-96. ISBN 978-0-9955277-2-0

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. 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. 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.