Much of my work takes place on the University of Waterloo, Mount Royal University, and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign campuses. My collaborators, colleagues, students, partners, and I pay our respect to the First Nation and Métis ancestors of the lands where we live and work, and reaffirm our relationship with one another.
My home institution, Mount Royal University, is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Îyârhe Nakoda. The campus is situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary.
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Dr. Milena Radzikowska is an established researcher in humanities-based data visualization, feminist human-computer interaction (HCI), and interface design for decision support. Her major contributions have been in the development of humanities-based approaches for oil extraction; experimental interface design to help protect Alberta wildlife; and materializing digital tools for content analysis. Since 2005, she’s been the PI or Co-I on over 25 interdisciplinary design research projects, four of those with budgets in the millions, extending over longer periods (anywhere from two to seven years).
Dr. Radzikowska has co-authored more than 75 publications and presentations on data visualization, aesthetics, interaction design, interaction theory, and design for large text collections, including the following books: Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage: A Guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing (2011); Design + DH (2020); and Prototyping Across the Disciplines (2020). She has designed or designed and developed over three dozen web sites, interactive tools, and interfaces. In 2018, Dr. Radzikowska won the prestigious Design Educator of the Year Award from the Registered Graphic Designers of Canada. Radzikowska is currently a Full Professor for Mount Royal University’s Information Design program.