Innovations in Visualization

Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay is a PhD student in the Computational Media Design Interdisciplinary Graduate Group at the University of Calgary, co-supervised by Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale and Dr. Jean-René Leblanc. Lindsay's approach to research and creative production combines methodologies from computer science, design and art. She is a member of the Interactions Lab (iLab), working as a part of the InnoVis research group. Her research interests include behaviour and performance in interactive art installations, interaction design and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Her interactive installations have been exhibited across Canada and have received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Alberta Foundation for the Arts, SurfNet, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, GRAND, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

She has an MFA in Computational Media Design from the University of Calgary, a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and another BFA in painting and digital media from the University of Calgary. She has worked as an instructor producer, freelance editor, animator, and creative and technical consultant. She comes to the U of C from The Banff New Media Institute, where she served as Production Coordinator for the Co-production Program.

Research

Publications

Alexandros Stylianidis, Jo Vermeulen, Steven Houben, Lindsay MacDonald, Russell Beale. SenseBelt: A Belt-Worn Sensor to Support Cross-Device Interaction, To Appear. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2017.
Alice Thudt, Jagoda Walny, Charles Perin, Fateme Rajabiyazdi, Lindsay MacDonald, Riane Vardeleon, Saul Greenberg, and Sheelagh Carpendale. Assessing the Readability of Stacked Graphs. In Proceedings of the 2016 Graphics Interface Conference, 2016. PDF Paper
Jo Vermeulen, Lindsay MacDonald, Johannes Schöning, Russell Beale, and Sheelagh Carpendale. Heartefacts: Augmenting Mobile Video Sharing Using Wrist-Worn Heart Rate Sensors. In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2016. PDF Paper
Uta Hinrichs, Alice Thudt, Lindsay MacDonald, Miguel Nacenta, John Brosz and Sheelagh Carpendale. Beyond Efficiency: Intriguing Interaction for Large Displays in Public Spaces. In Frank Maurer (Ed.) SurfNet: Designing Digital Surface Applications, pages 347 - 373. NSERC SurfNet, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2016.
Lindsay MacDonald, John Brosz, Miguel A. Nacenta and Sheelagh Carpendale. Designing the Unexpected: Endlessly Fascinating Interaction for Interactive Installations. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pages 41-48, 2015. PDF Paper
Lindsay MacDonald. For every action: interactive installations in liminal spaces. In Proceedings of the 2014 companion publication on Designing interactive systems, pages 181-184, 2014. PDF Paper
Lindsay MacDonald, David Ledo, Miguel Nacenta, John Brosz and Sheelagh Carpendale. Authorship in Art/Science Collaboration is Tricky. In Proceedings of the CHI'13 Workshop on Crafting Interactive Systems: Learning from digital arts practice, April, 2013. PDF Paper
Travis Kirton, Sebastian Boring, Dominikus Baur, Lindsay MacDonald and Sheelagh Carpendale. C4: a creative-coding API for media, interaction and animation. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. (New York, NY, USA), ACM, pages 279-286, 2013. PDF Paper
Lindsay MacDonald. Interacting in Liminal Times and Places. Poster presented at the Universities Art Association Conference, October 4, 2013. PDF Paper
Lindsay MacDonald and Sheelagh Carpendale. Conditional Balance. Les HTMlles 10: Affaires à risques / Risky Business., November 10 - 23, 2012. Studio XX, Montréal, Quebec.
Lindsay MacDonald. ”A Delicate Agreement”: Exploring Subtle Gaze-Triggered Interaction in Art. Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April, 2011. PDF Paper

Solo Exhibitions

MacDonald, Lindsay and Storteboom, Sarah. Cali B: That Which Is Given. GalleryFM, Calgary, AB. November–December 2014.

MacDonald, Lindsay. Saturday Mornings, The Diner. Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB. August 2011. In collaboration with Sarah Fuller and Lia Rogers.

MacDonald, Lindsay. A Delicate Agreement. Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. March–April 2011.

MacDonald, Lindsay. Saturday Mornings, The Diner. Botega, Banff, AB. February – March 2010. In collaboration with Sarah Fuller and Lia Rogers.

MacDonald, Lindsay. It’s Her Fault. Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. November 2004. In collaboration with Krista Davis.

Group Exhibitions

MacDonald, Lindsay and Storteboom, Sarah. Converging. Convergence, Banff Centre, Banff, AB. Group Exhibition. November 2014.

MacDonald, Lindsay and Carpendale, Sheelagh. Les HTMlles 10: Affaires à risques / Risky Business. Studio XX, Montréal, QC. Group Exhibition. November 2012.

MacDonald, Lindsay; Nacenta, Miguel; Brosz, John and Carpendale, Sheelagh. The New Alberta Contemporaries. Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB. Group Exhibition. June – August 2012.

MacDonald, Lindsay; Nacenta, Miguel and Brosz, John. Innovation: Technics of Mind-Body Performance. Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. Group Exhibition. May 2011.

MacDonald, Lindsay. The Office Show. 10341 –124 Street (Presented by Latitude 53), Edmonton, AB. Group Exhibition. June 2009.

MacDonald, Lindsay. The Apartment Show. 10406 – 97 Avenue (Presented by Latitude 53), Edmonton, AB. Group Exhibition. March 2007.