Katie Seaborn

designer / developer / researcher

  • Shared Action

    Shared Action

    Explored the notion of shared action for boosting feelings of empathy and connectedness intergenerationally.

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  • Mochizuki


    Chronicle of a personal trip to Mochizuki, Nagano during the fire festival in 2018.

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  • Otake Lab

    Otake Lab

    Website for Otake Lab, a research team dedicated to tackling preventative dementia.

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  • Pinsight


    Website and research on Pinsight, a series of tangible location pins for sharing regional content.

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  • Symmetry


    Mixed reality cooperative games with electric wheelchairs for older adults' psychosocial well-being.

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  • H2i


    Website for an hub enabling pioneering students to realize health innovations.

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  • Powered to Play

    Powered to Play

    A GPS-powered capture-the-flag game app for powered chair users.

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  • Mobility Games

    Mobility Games

    A website for a large research project on entertainment for powered chair users.

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  • Zotpress


    A scholarly blogging plugin that integrates Zotero with WordPress.

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  • Big Ideas in Education

    Big Ideas in Education

    A pedagogical WordPress-powered website integrated with social media.

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  • Embodied Gaming

    Embodied Gaming

    A website for a graduate-level class at the University of Toronto.

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  • iSpace


    Branding and website for a human-computer interaction group.

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  • Uptempo Consulting

    Uptempo Consulting

    Branding for a consulting company.

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  • Steve DiPaola

    Steve DiPaola

    Website and branding for the personal website of a storied media researcher.

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I’m Katie, an interaction designer, user experience developer, and human factors researcher from Canada who’s now based in Tokyo.

Katie Seaborn (part of the Lockdown Selfie series for AI-based creativity in portraiture by Steve DiPaola 2021)

I’m currently head of the Aspirational Computing Lab at Tokyo Tech (2020-).

Industry Skills

  • Full Stack Development
  • User Interface Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Usability & User Experience

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Psychological Well-being
  • Behaviour and Attitude Change
  • Critical Topics in Computing
  • Inclusive Design & Older Adults

My portrait was a collaboration between me, Steve DiPaola, and a creative AI (2021).