William Odom is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute. He is interested in the possibilities and consequences of designing more enduring forms of technology. He has organized several workshops at the CHI and EPIC conferences.

Richard Banks is a principle interaction designer for Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. He’s part of the Socio-Digital Systems team, which spends most of its time looking at family life, trying to understand the complexities of home, in order to figure out how the digital should fit in appropriately. Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, and recently published “The Future of Looking Back” [1], a book examining issues of digital legacy.

Abigail Durrant is a Senior Research Associate in the Culture Lab at Newcastle University. She has a background in Interaction Design and has a PhD in Social Psychology. She has a longstanding interest in HCI from an experience-centred design perspective, exploring interdisciplinary methods for combining the social sciences and design in inquiry to address human values, ethics and challenges for living in a global digital economy. She has previously run a number of CHI workshops.

David Kirk is a Senior Lecturer in Experience-Centred Design in the Culture Lab at the School of Computing Sciences, Newcastle University. A psychologist by background his work addresses a variety of HCI areas relating to archiving, memorabilia and memorialization. Recently his work has explored intersections of the global digital economy and memorialization practices in Rwanda and Slovenia. He has run several CHI workshops.

James Pierce is a Ph.D. student in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. His research involves understanding, critiquing and designing everyday technologies to support everyday practices in sustainable ways, particularly as they relate to the consumption of energy and material goods.