All organizers are HCI and design researchers who use speculation and/or estrangement and defamiliarization in research-through-design. Furthermore most of the organizers use drawing and sketching in their design research practice, and have experience with the Drawing Conversations method through participating in online sessions with the first-author. Several authors have experience with running workshops at ACM and other conferences.

Paulina Yurman is a designer, researcher and lecturer in industrial design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is interested in the ambivalent relationship with designed artefacts and technologies and her work adopts critical, speculative and experimental design approaches. Her Fluid Speculations and Drawing Conversations work explore drawing and the materiality of drawing as forms of speculative sense making. Paulina has a PhD in Design from Goldsmiths and an MA in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art. Her work can be seen at

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard (she/her) is a designer and postdoctoral researcher at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Her research explores critical and speculative approaches to imagine and design digital technologies for menstrual and sexual health. Marie Louise has co-organized workshops at CHI and DIS on topics of women's health, sexuality, futures, and more-than-human design and AI. She has a PhD in Interaction Design from Aarhus University.

James Pierce is an Assistant Professor in Interaction Design at the University of Washington. Working at the intersection of interaction design and human-computer interaction (HCI), his research integrates designing and making with qualitative empirical research, and theoretical and critical analyses. His research interests include speculative design, and the privacy, security, and ethical challenges related to interactive, networked, and data-enabled technologies. 

Nadia Campo Woytuk is a PhD student in Interaction Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work focuses on critical and intersectional feminist design of technologies for menstrual health and intimate care. She has lead and contributed to projects involving new media art, textiles, software art, and postcolonial computing. She is currently interested in ecofeminist framings of the body and the social and environmental ecologies it entangles.

Anuradha Reddy is a post-doctoral researcher at Malmö University. Her research aims to understand if design research conducted as a part of maker/hacker communities and free/libre movements, can contribute to a creative critique of the data society. Through critical making, craftivism, and reappropriations of AI industry methods, she explores how participatory and collaborative media technologies can help advance civic data literacy and user empowerment. Anuradha has a PhD in Interaction Design from Malmö University and a background in Electronics Engineering and New Media Design.

Matt Malpass is a designer and theorist working to advance design’s agency through critical design practice. He is a Reader in Critical Design Practice at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins where he leads the Industrial Design Programme. His research works to contextualize the field of critical design practice by considering the approaches used to establish the critical move through design. He advocates design’s agency in tackling complex social, political and environmental problems through critical, speculative, empathetic, plural and participatory design practices. His work explores the role critical and peripheral design practice plays in expanding design’s disciplinary purview. Matt is an experienced Principle Investigator, PhD supervisor, examiner and editor. He has led a number of AHRC and EU funded projects. He is regularly called upon to comment on design issues in academic contexts, design press and popular media.

Drawing conversations held between the organisers