bio

Dr. Milena Radzikowska is an established researcher in humanities-based data visualization and feminist prototyping. 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).

Radzikowska has published and presented extensively on data visualization, aesthetics, interaction design, interaction theory, design methods, and design research. She is the co-author of Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage (Routledge Publishing, 2011) and Design and the Digital Humanities: A Handbook for Mutual Understanding (Intellect, 2022), and the co-editor of Prototyping Across the Disciplines: Designing Better Futures (Intellect, 2021), Networked Feminisms: Activist Assemblies and Digital Practices (Lexington Books, 2021), Digital Performative Assemblies: Feminist Protest and Resistance (Lexington Books, 2023), and Clever Design in Critical Times: Conceptualizing the Callidocene (Lexington Books, coming in 2024).

She has designed or designed and developed over ninety websites, 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 and Chair for Mount Royal University’s Information Design program.