Audrey Desjardins & Timea Tihanyi

Audrey Desjardins 
An interaction design researcher and educator, trained in industrial design. She is an assistant professor in interaction design at University of Washington, in the School of Art + Art History + Design, and adjunct assistant professor in Human Centered Design and Engineering. She holds a PhD and Master of Arts from the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. Prior to that, she studied industrial design at Université de Montreal. Using a critical lens, her research investigates experiences of living with technology in the home. She uses the research to critique current visions of Internet of Things technologies which are too often grounded in homogeneous and detached views of the home.

Timea Tihanyi 
A Hungarian-born interdisciplinary visual artist living and working in Seattle, Washington. Tihanyi holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; a BFA in Ceramics from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston; and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington. She is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who has been working with ceramics for over 20 years. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington and the winner of the 2018 Neddy Award in Open Media. Timea moves fluidly between traditional and technologically aided processes.