Makayla Lewis obtained a PhD in HCI from City University London in 2012 and recent post doc on the Cyber Security Cartographies Project at Royal Holloway, University of London. Makayla uses HCI and visual methods to draw out an understanding of how people influence the management of their data and how they use social networks to extend and maintain this influence. Makayla is an accomplished visual thinker, sketcher and visual note taker; her work has been featured in three books. Examples of Makayla’s work can be viewed at


Miriam Sturdee is a PhD student from Lancaster University, has an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in Visual Communication and Illustration, MA Hons Psychology from Edinburgh University, and has worked for publishers such as Pearson and Macmillan in book design and cover illustration, as well as other clients. She is currently researching the value of visual communication, storyboarding and sketching in HCI. Examples of her work can be seen in the Pearson Revision Guide series, Viva! Spanish language books,


Jelle van Dijk is Assistant Professor focusing on Embodied Interaction Design. He teaches iterative research-through-design using storyboarding and lo-fi prototyping. His current research centers on designing interactive embodied interactions supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in everyday life, promoting empowerment. In his free time Jelle likes to draw.


Jason Alexander is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, with his primary research interest in the development of novel interactive systems to bridge the digital-physical divide. He uses sketching methodologies in his HCI teaching, and explores novel content creation and communication forms in his research. He has organised several workshops on novel technologies at CHI, MobileHCI, and TEI.


Majken Kirkegaard Rasmussen is a post doc at Aarhus University, focusing on shape-changing interfaces and dynamic spaces. She has a background in architecture and design from Aarhus School of Architecture. She teaches courses on interaction design and visual communication, where developing the students sketching skills are essential, as well as sketching plays a central role in her own research.


Thuong Hoang Thuong is a researcher at The University of Melbourne; his research background is in augmented reality, wearable computing, and human computer interaction. Currently he is researching social and natural user interfaces used in educational settings including traditional classroom, he is also expanding to embodied forms of knowledge such as the teaching of dance, martial arts, yoga, and circus.