Profile AND Publications

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CURRENT post

  • Lecturer in Computer Science (User Experience Design) at Kingston University London, UK

VOLUNTARY POST

  • Design Associate at Design Council, UK

PAST posts

  • Voluntary Post Academic/Student Liaison Officer at the UK Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)
  • Hourly Paid Lecturer in User Experience Design at Kingston University London, UK
  • Lecturer in Technology Innovation at Birmingham City University, Centre for Digital Transformation, UK
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow on artificial intelligence futures in next-generation professional services project at the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martin’s, UK
  • Research Fellow on Smart Money: Precision Data Management for Distributed Ledger enabled Central Bank issued Digital Currencies project at Brunel University London, UK
  • Senior Research Associate: Research into Cyber Security Body of Knowledge at Security Lancaster (InfoLab21) Research Centre and School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK
  • Post-Doctoral Research Assistant on Cyber Security Cartographies (CySeCa) project (Art and Design) in Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Research Assistant in Usability. Project: Smart Research Framework (SRF): Cloud-based Collaborative Notebook system, University of Southampton, UK

Education

  • Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction. 2012. Cerebral palsy, online social networks, and change. City University London http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/3011/
  • MSc by Research and Dissertation. 2008. The evaluation of different online design technologies that demonstrate within-website or web application advertising: the case study of an academic integrity quiz. Kingston University London http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/20764/
  • First, 1.0, BSc Hons. 2006. Computer Information Systems Design (Multimedia Information Systems. Kingston University London

Academic PAPERS, BOOK CHAPTERS AND JOURNALS

  • Coming soon – Makayla Lewis. 2022. Maintaining Normalcy in an Atypical World. DRHA2022 Digital Research in Humanities and Art Conference. UK.
  • Coming soon – John Miers, Thuong Huang, Makayla Lewis, Miriam Sturdee, and Josh Urban Davies. 2022. Accessibility in digital comics: using cartooning to explore creative tensions and technical limitations. The International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference (IGNCC’22). Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland and Online 29 June – 1 July 2022.
  • Honorable Mention Award – Makayla Lewis, Mauro Toselli, Ruth M Baker, Julia Rédei, Claire Elisabeth Ohlenschlager. 2022. Portraying What’s in Front of You: Virtual Tours and Online Whiteboards to Facilitate Art Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In Creativity and Cognition (C&C ’22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3527927.3531455
  • Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, and John Miers. 2022. Do Humans Dream of Digital Devices? Subconscious User Experiences and Narratives. In Creativity and Cognition (C&C ’22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3527927.3531449 
  • Makayla Lewis, Miriam Sturdee, John Miers, Josh Urban Davis, and Thuong Hoang. 2022. Exploring AltNarrative in HCI Imagery and Comics. AltChi Paper to 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 164. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3491101.3516394 and Presentation Video
  • Makayla Lewis and Sturdee, Miriam. 2022. Curricula Design & Pedagogy for Sketching within HCI & UX Education. Frontiers in Computer Science: 35. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomp.2022.826445 
  • Best Pictorial Award – Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, Angelika Strohmayer, Katta Spiel, Nantia Koulidou, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, and Josh Urban Davis. 2021. A Plurality of Practices: Artistic Narratives in HCI Research. In Creativity and Cognition (C&C ’21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 35, 1. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3450741.3466771
  • Jensen, R., Coles-Kemp, L., Wendt, N., and Makayla Lewis. 2020. Liminalities: Understanding Isolated Communities on the Edge. In Proceedings of the CHI’20 conference, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3313831.3376137
  • Lewis, M.,  Perry, M. 2019. Follow the Money: Managing Personal Finance Digitally. In Proceedings of the CHI’19 conference, May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3300620
  • Sturdee, M., Lewis, M., Marquardt, N., 2018. Feeling SketCHI?: the lasting appeal of the drawn image in HCI.  Interactions 25.6 (2018): 64-69. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3274562
  • Rashid, A., Danezis, G., Chivers, H., Lupu, E.,  Martin, A.,  Lewis, M., and Peersman, C. 2018. Scoping the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge. IEEE Security & Privacy 16.3 (2018): 96-102. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8395134/
  • Coles-Kemp, L., Zugenmaier, A., and Lewis. M., 2014. Watching You Watching Me: The Art of Playing the Panopticon. Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 2014. pp. 147 – 162 http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/38139
  • Lewis. M, Coles-Kemp, L., 2014. A Tactile Visual Library To Support User Experience Storytelling. NordDesign2014 https://www.designsociety.org/publication/36283/A+Tactile+Visual+Library+To+Support+User+Experience+Storytelling
  • Lewis. M, Coles-Kemp, L., 2014. Are You Feeling It? The Use Of Comic Strips To Encourage Empathy in Design. Extended Abstract for Workshop on Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges at CHI’14 Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada https://www.riscs.org.uk/are-you-feeling-it-the-use-of-comic-strips-to-encourage-empathy-in-designlewis-m-coles-kemp-l/
  • Lewis. M, Coles-Kemp, L., 2014. Who Says Personas Can’t Dance? The Use Of Comic Strips To Design Information Security Personas. Extended Abstract at CHI’14 Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada  https://www.riscs.org.uk/who-says-personas-cant-dance-the-use-of-comic-strips-to-design-information-security-personaslewis-m-coles-kemp-l/
  • Lewis. M, G. Buchanan, S.Wilson., 2012. A five-stage process for online social network change. Poster Paper at ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’12), Newcastle, UK.
  • Lewis. M., 2010. Cerebral palsy and online social networks. The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Orlando, USA  http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1878852
  • Colbert. M, Lewis. M, Chattratichart. J, Edwards. N., 2008. Persuading users to perform follow-on tasks – an initial case study. ECCE 2008 Annual Conference of European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, Madeira, Portugal. http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1473056

Academic BOOK publications

  • Coming  2023 Q2 – Makayla Lewis and Miriam Sturdee. 2023. Sketching in Human-Computer Interaction – A Practical Guide to Sketching Theory and Application. Springer UK
  • Lucy Kimbell, Ezri Carlebach, Hilary Smyth-Allen, Cristian Gherhes, Makayla Lewis, and Tim Vorley. 2021. AI Readiness: A collaborative design toolkit for professional service firms. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Practice Management International LLP, Little Berkhamsted. https://www.nextgenpsf.co.uk/ngs-toolkit

Academic workshop position publications

Academic workshops, courses, and special interest groups

  • Makayla Lewis and Sturdee, M. 2022. Take a line for a walk! A Hands-on Introductory Course on Sketching in HCI. Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 164, 1–4. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3491101.3503747
  • Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, Mafalda Gamboa, Thuong Hoang, John Miers, Ilja Šmorgun, Pranjal Jain, Angelika Strohmayer, Sarah Fdili Alaoui and Christina R Wodtke. 2022. The State of the (CHI)Art – Workshop. Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 164, 1–4. Paper: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3491101.3503722 Website: https://stateofchiart.wordpress.com/
  • Makayla Lewis and Sturdee, M. 2021. Sketching in HCI. HCI International 2020 conference 2021. In Proceedings of the HCII’21 Extended Abstracts
  • Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, Katta Spiel, Ernesto Priego, Marina Fernández Camporro, and Thuong Hoang. 2021. SketCHI 4.0: Hands-On Special Interest Group on Remote Sketching in HCI. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 164, 1–4. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3411763.3450401
  • Makayla Lewis and Miriam Sturdee. 2021. Let’s Sketch! A Hands-on Introductory Course on Sketching in HCI. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 145, 1–4. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3411763.3445001
  • Cat Drew, Phillippa Rose, and Makayla Lewis. 2020. ‘Design, AI and the changing nature of services’ masterclass. Service Design Days 2020, virtual.
  • Makayla Lewis and Sturdee, M. 2020. A Hands-on Introductory Course on Sketching in HCI: Research Practice and Publication in HCI. NordiCHI 2020
  • Makayla Lewis and Sturdee, M. 2020. Sketching in HCI. HCI International 2020 conference. July 19–24, 2020, Denmark. http://2020.hci.international/t07
  • Koch, J., Mackay, W., Makayla Lewis, Pearson, J., Lucero, A., Robinson, S., and Sturdee, M. 2020. Where Art Meets Technology: Integrating Tangible and Intelligent Tools in Creative Processes. In Proceedings of the CHI’20 Extended Abstracts, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3334480.3375172
  • Sturdee, M., Makayla Lewis, Méndez, G., Phoa, J., Hoang, T., and Carpendale, S.  SketCHI 3.0: Hands-On Special Interest Group on Sketching Education in HCI. In Proceedings of the CHI’20 Extended Abstracts, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3334480.3381059
  • Makayla Lewis and Sturdee, M. 2020. So You Think You Can’t Draw? A Hands-on Introductory Course on Sketching in HCI Techniques. In Proceedings of the CHI’20 Extended Abstracts, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3334480.3375046
  • Sturdee, M., and Makayla Lewis. 2020. Sketching in HCI: Research Practice & Publication (Advanced). In Proceedings of the CHI’20 Extended Abstracts, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3334480.3375047
  • Lewis, M.,  Sturdee, M., Marquardt, N., Walny, J., Foster, J., Hoang. T., and Carpendale., S. 2019. SketCHI 2.0: Hands-On Special Interest Group on Sketching in HCI. In Proceedings of the CHI’19 Extended Abstracts, May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3311753
  • Lewis, M.,  Sturdee, M., Marquardt, N., 2019. Sketching in HCI: Hands-on Course of Sketching Techniques. In Proceedings of the CHI’19 Extended Abstracts, May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3290607.3298805
  • Lewis, M.,  Sturdee, M., Marquardt, N., 2018. Applied Sketching in HCI: Hands-on Course of Sketching Techniques. In Proceedings of the CHI’18 Extended Abstracts, May 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3170427.3170649
  • Lewis, M.,  Sturdee, Marquardt, N., and Hoang, T., 2018. SketCHI: Hands-On Special Interest Group on Sketching in HCI. In Proceedings of the CHI’18 Extended Abstracts, April 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3170427.3185366
  • Lewis, M.,  Sturdee, M. Alexander, J, Dijk, J.V., Kirkegaard Rasmussen, M., and Hoang, T. 2017. SketchingDIS: Hand-drawn Sketching in HCI. In Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS’17), June 10-14, 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom ACM https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3064857.3064863
  • Lewis, M.,  Sturdee, M. 2016. Using sketching to emphasize and elaborate on HCI research. In Proceedings of the NordiCHI’16 is the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. https://sketchinghci.wordpress.com/.
  • Lewis. M. 2016. Doodling and comics as an innovative approach to visualizing the security risks of the internet of things. TresSPASS Summer School 2016, Egham, UK

Interviews and blogs

Industry tutorials and workshops

  • UXPA-UK, Online (23 September). 2021. Sketching UX: hands-on workshop with Miriam Sturdee Ernesto Priego and Makayla Lewis.
  • Design Exchange, Nottingham England (13 August). 2019. Sketching and Sketchnotes 101
  • Nationwide Building Society (Mobile & Digital Experience). 2019. Sketching and Sketchnotes 101.
  • Agile in the city: London (3-5 April). 2019. Enriching agile sketches using established visual note-taking techniques
  • QuantumBlack. 2018. Sketching and Sketchnotes 101.
  • UX Cambridge. 2018. Sketchnotes in UX Design
  • POKE. 2018. Sketching and Sketchnotes 101
  • UX in the city: Manchester. 2018. Sketchnoting UX
  • AfroTech Fest. 2018. Sketchnotes 101
  • UX Oxford. 2017. Sketchnotes 101
  • UX Scotland. 2017. Sketchnotes 101: Sketchnoter’s are the better thinkers.
  • UX In The City: Oxford. 2017. “Sketchnoters are the better thinkers” workshop
  • UX Bristol. 2016. Visual note-taking
  • UX Camp Leeds. 2016. Sketchnoting: to support free and open exchange of complex thoughts, content and user experiences workshop http://2016.nuxcamp.uk/
  • Webcredible Sketchnote Skillswap #2. 2016. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sketchnote-skillswap-tickets-9629436905?aff=eioscfrmshretwtr&ref=eioscfrmshretwtr
  • User-Centred Design Conference. 2015. Sketching to Support Free and Open Exchange of Complex Thoughts, Content and User Experiences. http://2015.ucduk.org/
  • 4th International Visual Methods Conference (IVM ’15). 2015. Seeing What You See: Collecting and Analysing Participatory Design Data.
  • Webcredibe. 2015. Sketchnote Skillswap #1 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sketchnote-skillswap-tickets-16202289484?ref=ebtnebregn
  • Technical Communication UK 2014 Conference. 2014. Listen, look, imagine, doodle: visual note-taking to support free and open exchange of complex thoughts, opinions, and content.

Event organiser:

  • Ongoing: Co-Workshop Chair, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2022 https://chi2022.acm.org/
  • Ongoing: Founder and organiser Sketchnote Hangout, monthly online event covering all things visual thinking and sketchnotes
  • Ongoing: Founder and organiser SketchnoteLDN, monthly in-person event covering all things visual thinking and sketchnotes
  • 2010 to 2011: Founder and organiser: Web Accessibility London (a11yLDN)

Freelance sketch artist and illustration:

I have been a sketch artist (incl. sketchnotes, graphic recording, and graphic facilitation) for multiple organisations, agencies, conferences, and events since 2014, some of this cannot be published, however, the following can be identified:

  • Illustration. 2020. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy South West Regional Network, UK
  • Conference Program Sketch Artist. 2019. Agile Scotland. Edinburgh, UK.
  • Sketch Artist. 2019. CHI 2019 Workshop on Mid-Air Haptics Interfaces for Interactive Digital Signage and Kiosks. Glasgow, UK.
  • Illustration. 2018. Research Methods, Jaguar Cars via Design, Brunel University London
  • Sketch Artist. 2018. Justis Legal Design Sprint, City University London
  • Sketch Artist. 2018. The Future of Computing & Food, Satellite Event of ACM-FCA International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. Grosseto, Italy
  • Sketch Artist. 2018. ACM CHI workshop on MidAir Haptics for Control Interfaces. Montreal Canada
  • Sketch Artist. 2018. LiveNation. UK, London
  • Sketch Artist. 2018. Cyber Essentials. UK, London
  • Illustration. 2018. The Creative Planner Magazine (Spring Issue) Self Care Challenge Adult Colouring Page https://tcpmag.wordpress.com
  • Sketch artist and Facilitator. 2017. Natural History Museum October Lates.
  • Sketch Artist. 2017. C’M’S’ Tax and Law. UK, London
  • Sketch Artist. 2017.  ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces conference. UK, Brighton.
  • Sketch artist. 2017. UNDERstanding West African culture to pRevent cybercrimEs workshop, WMG University of Warwick https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/research/csc/research/underware_project/workshop/presentations/‬
  • Heath, C., Coles-Kemp, L., Hall, P., Lane, G., Sturdee, M and Lewis, M (2016)
    TresSPASS Toolkit. Royal Holloway, University of London Publications.
  • Sketch Artist. 2016.  ACM CHI workshop on MidAir Haptics. San Jose, USA
  • Sketch Artist. 2017. Harvard Publishings. UK, London
  • Comic Illustration. 2015. First Prize Trespass Visualisation Award. 2015. Cyberstalking: It’s about control, not only privacy! Border Sessions The Hague
  • Illustration. 2015. Blue Star Colouring’s Holiday Parade: A Christmas Adult Colouring Book
  • Illustration. 2014. Mike Rohde’s  The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced Techniques for Taking Visual Notes You Can Use Anywhere
  • Illustration. 2014. Scott Torrance’s 143 Visuals to Inspire You to Take Action

Additionally, I have a co-sketch artist for the following on-going projects:

Other talks and presentations:

  • Kingston University London Festival of Learning. 2022. Curricula Design & Pedagogy for Sketching within #HCI & #UX Education.
  • Design Council Black Creatives. 2021. Participatory Design: We Are Not Our Users, Online Event.
  • Lernos Sketchnoting Guide (English Version) Release Party. 2020. the importance of building a visual community, Germany, Online
  • International Sketchnote Camp. 2018. Letter to my 2012 self, Lisbon Portugal
  • Trespass Visualisation Award (First Prize) “Cyberstalking: it’s about control, not only privacy!” at Border Sessions The Hague, 2015 http://www.trespass-project.eu/node/230 winning entry can be viewed: https://twitter.com/trespassproject/status/665136142480769024
  • The 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN’12), San Diego, USA. Authors: M. Lewis “aOSN-cp model to assist social media change”
  • Technical Communication UK 2012 Conference (TCUK’12), Newcastle, UK “A five-stage process for social media change”
  • E-Access’12 Technology for All Conference, London, UK Closing plenary “Cloud, mobile and consumerisation: a problem explodes”
  • The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS’12), Newcastle, UK “A five-stage process for online social network change”
  • HCID’12 “The unforeseen effects of changing your website on people with disabilities”- https://www.eventbrite.com/event/2882809561?nomo=1
  • CSUN’12 – “aOSN-cp model to assist social media change”
  • Web Accessibility Meetup – “Developing a 5-stage process for online social network change, focus on users with cerebral palsy” – http://a11yldnmeetup2.eventbrite.co.uk/?ebtv=C
  • London Web Standards – “Mapping #NewTwitter change approach”
  • E-Access’11 Conference – Technology for All – “The unforeseen effects of changing your website on people with disabilities”
  • Accessibility Hack Days – “How people with cerebral palsy use online social networks”
  • London Lightning UX – “Enhancing the general inductive approach using personas”
  • City University London (Centre for HCI Design) Open Day – “The affects of changing social networks on people with disabilities”
  • The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Orlando, USA.Author: M Lewis “cerebral palsy and online social networks” poster session – https://makaylalewis.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/experiencing-online-social-networks-with-cerebralpalsy-at-assets10/
  • Web Accessibility London 2010 – a11yLDN – “online communication and users with motor impairments” – http://a11yldn.org.uk/2010/09/presentation-and-workshop-blurbs.html
  • E-Access’10 Conference – Technology for All – Chair of round table session “Are online social networks accessible to users with motor disabilities?”. URL: Version: http://www.headstar.com/eablive/?p=468
  • Research² PhD Forum – Research Methods in Information Science, Loughborough University – co-workshop presenter “approaches to dealing with data overload”
  • City University London Centre for HCI Design MPhil/PhD transfer seminar “Technology use in the CP community”
  • Women in Computing Research 2010 London Hopper Colloquium “Cerebral palsy and online social networks”
  • City University London ‘inclusive design’ guest lecture “Cerebral palsy and online social networks”
  • University of Sussex 11th Human-Centred Technology Postgraduate Workshop “The analysis of online social network services to include users with cerebral palsy”
  • British Computing Society 1st Annual Doctoral Consortium on Computer Science and Informatics “The relationship between physically disabled individuals and online social networks”
  • City University London Centre for HCI Design Seminar “Computer-mediated communication (non) usage within the cerebral palsy community”
  • Kensington and Chelsea Disability Youth Forum “Examination of online social network services to further include users with physical disabilities: cerebral palsy?”
  • Oxford Internet Institute Information and Web Science Doctoral Workshop “How can physically disabled on-line communication users, especially those with cerebral palsy, be further included in social network services?”
  • Kensington and Chelsea Action Disability Youth Project “The analyses of online social network services to further include users with physical disabilities: cerebral palsy.”
  • Accessibility 2.0 –Million Flowers Bloom Conference “Makayla Lewis on Social Networking for people with Cerebral Palsy – Better inclusion for users with Cerebral Palsy in Social Networks, is this necessary?” URL: http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/accessibility2/2009/09/17/makayla-lewis-on-social-networking-for-people-with-cerebal-palsy/

Achievements and awards:

  • Kingston University London, IC Bursary Award for “Inclusive and Representative Design Thinking Curriculum”, 2021
  • ACM SIGACCESS, Development Fund “Sketching Futures”, 2020
  • Trespass Visualisation Award (First Prize) “Cyberstalking: it’s about control, not only privacy!” at Border Sessions, The Hague, 2015
  • Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) in British Sign Language for Level 1 and Level 2 certification
  • ACM SIGACCESS Scholarship to attend ASSETS’10 Conference on Computers and Accessibility
  • Women in Computing Research London Hopper Colloquium, 2nd prize for poster session, 2010
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Apollo Awards, runner up prize for volunteer individual award (17 to 25 years), 2009
  • London Development Agency Innovation Placement Certificate, 2008
  • Kingston University London Faculty Prize for best information systems student, 2006
  • London Borough of Camden Good Citizen of the Year Award, 2003
  • UK Millennium Volunteers Award 600 Hours, 2003
  • UK Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, 2002