Noura Howell

As a tangible interaction designer I explore relationships with emotional biosensory data. How might interactions with data influence our sense of self, social relationships, and practices of care? What might it be like to experience data without quantification? How can emotional biosensing support alternative ways of feeling and living? I'm fortunate to study as a PhD candidate at the Berkeley School of Information advised by Kimiko Ryokai and as a member of the BioSENSE lab. Previously I have worked as a human centered designer and engineer in Singapore, Morocco, and China, as well as at the MIT Media Lab, Intel Labs, and Microsoft.

Emotional Biosensing: Exploring Critical Alternatives
Tensions of Data-Driven Emotional Reflection
Tangible Laughter
Color-Changing Fabric as Realtime Data Display
Assembling Critical Practices Reading Group
Participatory Peace Sculpture
Performing VR Together
Code 510 Mentoring
Buddy the HugBug
Bio-Controlled DJ Effects
Intel Connect Anything Prototyping Kit
Harmonograph Visualizer
Chladni Waves Visualizer
Smart Bamboo Blinds for Bali
Mobile Phones & Illiteracy in Morocco
Solar Cooker for the Himalayas
Biosignals Experiments
Music & Data at The Echo Nest
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