An illustration of a grey slanted tower with a stick figure working in front of a screen in the top. The background fades from blue on the top to red on the bottom; the grass at the foot of the tower fades from green to yellow to brown, to black.
An illustration of a grey slanted tower with a stick figure working in front of a screen in the top. The background fades from blue on the top to red on the bottom; the grass at the foot of the tower fades from green to yellow to brown, to black.
This tower is cozy. Credit: Amy J. Ko


A screenshot of an Ohyay room showing several circular video feeds of student faces, several doodles, and a chat full of banter.
A screenshot of an Ohyay room showing several circular video feeds of student faces, several doodles, and a chat full of banter.
Our lab space in Ohyay, recording a congratulations video for one of our undergrad research assistants. Credit: Amy J. Ko


An illustration of a stick figure woman struggling to carry a large glowing ball of red haze.
An illustration of a stick figure woman struggling to carry a large glowing ball of red haze.
Power is really heavy, really red, and really watercolory. Credit: Amy J. Ko


A screenshot of the RESPECT Whova landing page, showing navigation and overview text.
A screenshot of the RESPECT Whova landing page, showing navigation and overview text.
The Whova landing page, which kept things simple.


HCI+UX design educators have gotten pretty good at promoting collaboration and community in virtual spaces — no surprise.

A Miro virtual whiteboard divided into three columns for the three sessions at EduCHI 2021. It is too far zoomed out to read most of the text, but there are many sticky notes of various colors and different peoples’ cursors all over the place.
A Miro virtual whiteboard divided into three columns for the three sessions at EduCHI 2021. It is too far zoomed out to read most of the text, but there are many sticky notes of various colors and different peoples’ cursors all over the place.
The EduCHI’21 collaborative Miro whiteboard in all its virtual glory.


“Making Waves, Combining Strengths”, with several links to program, sessions, accessibility, sponsors, posters, and more.
“Making Waves, Combining Strengths”, with several links to program, sessions, accessibility, sponsors, posters, and more.
tThe Delegate Connect landing page for CHI 2021.


An illustration depicting an instructor in the center of a circular room with glowing red displays, several circular tables with students with glowing red laptops, and several floating faces at the periphery, also glowing red.
An illustration depicting an instructor in the center of a circular room with glowing red displays, several circular tables with students with glowing red laptops, and several floating faces at the periphery, also glowing red.
The learning is in the ether. Credit: Amy J. Ko


A screenshot of Ohyay showing Amy, a slide that says “What did you think of that activity? (Use emoji reactions)”, and several floating emoji reactions.
A screenshot of Ohyay showing Amy, a slide that says “What did you think of that activity? (Use emoji reactions)”, and several floating emoji reactions.
Students giving me some feedback about the activity we just did. Credit: Amy J. Ko


A four panel strip. Top left: stick figures and virtual attendees all on computers. Top right: Collaboration at a table. Bottom left: independent activities. Bottom right: Out in the world as seen through the window.
A four panel strip. Top left: stick figures and virtual attendees all on computers. Top right: Collaboration at a table. Bottom left: independent activities. Bottom right: Out in the world as seen through the window.
Conferences can be so much more than they have been. Credit: Amy J. Ko


A collage of all 18 chapters of the book, showing 90,000 words and dozens of images, arranged in a row with varying height columns of text.
A collage of all 18 chapters of the book, showing 90,000 words and dozens of images, arranged in a row with varying height columns of text.
The book I wrote, in pixel form. Credit: Amy J. Ko

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