I work on design-related and creative projects.
My research is informed by cultural studies, ethnography, reception studies, and STS. The research topics I'm most interested in are how culture shapes design and how we might view design as a form of control. I wrote a dissertation on some of the ways television companies design experiences with audiences across digital platforms.
Here is my cv.
Some things I'm into include: Finland, Nordic design, (all the) Danish TV (I've seen), modernism (to a point), patterns, NBA basketball (in general but also the SA Spurs), the NY Mets, checks & balances, doodling, absurdity, delta waves, the practice of composting, owning less, artichokes, space ice cream, and being an out-of-touch musical omnivore.
If you ever get the feeling, drop me a mlahey (at) kennesaw (dot) edu!