Dr. Alissa N. Antle
Professor | Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars
School of Interactive Arts & Technology | SFU
- Ph.D., Thesis: The Design and Evaluation of Interactive Visualization Tools for Spatial Data and Metadata, University of British Columbia, 2000
- B.A.Sc. (Hons), Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1990
- B.A. Liberal Arts, University of Waterloo, 1990
- Public Outreach: ACM CHI Lites: Let’s get physical — learning to read! Theatre Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, April 22, 2018.
- Keynote: Crazy Like Us – Design for Vulnerable Populations. ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Interaction Design for Children (IDC 2017) Stanford University, USA, June 28, 2017.
- TEDxSFU: Why Self-Regulation May be More Important than Literacy, Vancouver Playhouse, November 5, 2016.
- Child-computer interaction, interaction design for children
- Embodied interaction, tangible computing, biowearable computing, augmented reality
- Design and evaluation methods for tangible, embodied and embedded interaction
- Domain Areas: Sustainability, early language acquisition, literacy, socio-emotional learning, mindfulness, self-regulation (anxiety and attention), critical reflection
- Ethical issues in interaction design for children and emerging technologies
- Best Talk People’s Choice Award, Cheung, V. and Antle, A.N., Tangible interfaces and interactions in Sci-Fi movies: A glimpse at the possible future of TUIs through fictional tangible systems. ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, 2020.
- Simon Fraser University (SFU) Distinguished Professor, nomination 2020.
- Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT), Distinguished Researcher Award 2019.
- Simon Fraser University (SFU) Distinguished Professor, nomination 2019.
- SFU Dean of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Supervision, nomination 2019.
- Runner up ACM IDC Research and Design Competition, Antle, A.N. et al. EmotoTent: Reducing school violence through embodied empathy games, June 2019.
- ACM CHI Top 5% for Paper: Fan, M., Antle, A.N., et al. 2017. Why tangibility matters: A design case study of at-risk children learning to read and spell. In Proc. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17), ACM Press, 1805-1816 [No.1 HCI pub in Scopus SCImago list].
- Excellent Reviewer Award ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17)
- SFU Research-intensive Career Path 2017-2019.
- Winner ACM IDC Research & Design Competition:Radu, I. & Antle, A.N. All creatures great and small: Becoming other organisms through the EmbodySuit, ACM IDC Design & Research Competition: Invent the Future, June 2016.
- Third Place ACM IDC Research & Design Competition: Antle, A.N., et al. The story of things: Awareness through happenstance interaction, ACM IDC Design & Research Competition: Invent the Future, June 2016.
- NSERC Accelerator Supplement [1/125 in Canada, 2016].
- Nomination: Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC, 2016.
- Nomination: Dean of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Supervision, 2016.
- Inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists 2015 cohort
- International Society of Learning Sciences, CSCL 2015 Best Design paper nomination (Youtopia tabletop system)
- Canadian Historical Association Public History Prize 2015 for c̓əsnaʔəm exhibition including Belongings tabletop system [Media Announcement]
- Governor General’s History Award 2015 for c̓əsnaʔəm exhibition including Belongings tabletop system [Media Announcement]
- EU-funded DEVICE Award 2013 (DSD II Design Cards)
- ACM Computing Reviews Notable Paper 2012 (MoSo Tangibles and Metaphor Theory)
- ACE (Advances in Computer entertainment Conference) 2012 Diamond Research Award
- SFU Excellence in Teaching Award nomination 2010
- New Media Invision Award (GOLD) (Brainium.com)
- Producer of the Year, nomination, Canada New Media Awards (CBC4Kids.ca)
- B.C. Federation of Writers Emerging Writers Award
- Parent’s Choice Foundation Award (Brainium.com, CBC4Kids.ca)
- Flash Forward Award (CBC Home Delivery)
- Software & Information Industry Association Codie Award (CBC Home Delivery)
- Macromedia Site of the Day (Brainium.com, CBC4Kids.ca)
- Family Corner.com Fun Site (Brainium.com)
- Netscape Cool Sitings (Brainium.com)
- Educating.net Cool Site (Brainium.com)
SIAT Stories – Research, SFU, SIAT alumna runs study with rural Chinese students and augmented reality for learning English [web]
Promoting children’s safety through artificial intelligence, The Source, volume 20, issue 03, August 27–September 10, 2019. [web]
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation North by Northwest, Novermber 12, 2017.
- Roundhouse Radio, Jana Lynne White HOME Show, October 29 2015.
- Roundhouse Radio, Kurt LaPointe Show, October 28 2015.
- The Morning Show, City TV, Helping traumatized children, [@4:30], Oct 27 2015.
- SFU News, Alissa Antle’s Grounding Breaking Work. October 26, 2015.
- The Globe and Mail,‘Mind-Full’ app helps traumatized children learn how to relax, October 26, 2015.
- 2010 – 2012 Consultant Tidal Interactive
- 2003 – 2005 New media consultant, Antle Consulting
- 2000 – 2003 Advanced media consultant, CBC Radio 3
- 2002 – 2003 Co-founder & President, GoBe Media
- 2000 – 2002 Executive & Creative Director, CBC4Kids.ca Redevelopment, CBC Television
- 1996 – 2001 Executive Producer & Senior Interaction Designer, Brainium Technologies