Vernelle A. A. Noel

Vernelle A. A. Noel, Ph.D. (@vernelleaanoel) is an architect, artist, and founding Director of the Situated Computation + Design Lab at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on using design computation and ethnographic methods to investigate traditional and automated making, human-computer interaction, interdisciplinary creativity, and their intersections with society. She is particularly interested in building new expressions, tools, and methodologies to explore social, cultural, and political aspects of making, computational design, and emerging technology for new social and technical reconfigurations of design practice, pedagogy, and publics. Her 2015 TEDx Talk is entitled The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival. [Website]