Laura Devendorf is an artist and technologist working predominately in human computer interaction and design research. She designs and develops systems that embody alternative visions for human-machine relations within creative practice. Her recent work focuses on smart textiles—a project that interweaves the production of computational design tools with cultural reflections on gendered forms of labor and visions for how wearable technology could shape how we perceive of lived environments.
Laura is an ATLAS Institute Fellow and directs the Unstable Design Lab. She earned bachelors degrees in Studio Art and Computer Science from the University of California Santa Barbara before earning her Ph.D. at the UC Berkeley School of Information. She has worked in the fields of sustainable fashion, design, and engineering. Her research has been featured on National Public Radio and has received multiple best paper awards at top conferences in the field of human-computer interaction.