Tsaknaki, V. (2018). Making Preciousness: Interaction Design Through Studio Crafts. PhD Dissertation. KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Link)

Peer-reviewed conference papers 

  • Tsaknaki, V., Fernaeus, Y., Rapp, E., & Solsona, J. (2017). Articulating Challenges of Hybrid Crafting for the Case of Interactive Silversmith Practice. In Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems, DIS'17. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ACM Press. (download paper)

  • Tsaknaki, V., & Fernaeus, Y. (2017). On the Surface of Things: Experiential Properties of the Use of Craft Materials on Interactive Artefacts. In International Conference 2017 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge. EKSIG'17. Rotterdam, Netherlands. (download paper)

  • Brown, B., Bleecker, J., D’Adamo, M., Ferreira, P., Formo, et. al. (2016). The IKEA Catalogue: Design fiction in academic and industrial collaborations. In Proceedings of Group 2016. Sanibel Island, FL, USA. (download paper)

  • Vallgårda, A., Boer, L., Tsaknaki, V., & Svanaes, D. (2016). Material Programming: a Design Practice for Computational Composites. In Proceedings of Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Göteborg, Sweden. NordiCHI’16. ACM Press. (download paper)

  • Tsaknaki,  V.  & Fernaeus, Y. (2016). Expanding on Wabi-Sabi as a Design Resource in HCI. In Proceedings of SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, USA. CHI ’16. ACM Press, 5970-5983. (download paper)

  • Tsaknaki, V., Fernaeus, Y & Jonsson, M. (2015). Precious Materials of Interaction- Exploring Interactive Accessories as Jewellery Items. In Proceedings of Nordic Design Research. Stockholm, Sweden. NORDES’15: Design Ecologies. (download paper)

  • Tsaknaki, V., Fernaeus, Y., & Schaub, M. (2014). Leather as a Material for Crafting Interactive and Physical Artifacts.In Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems. Vancouver, Canada. DIS ’14. ACM Press, 5-14. *Nominated for Best Paper Award*  (download paper)


Peer-reviewed conference workshops, posters, demos etc

  • Jenkins, T, Helms, K., Tsaknaki, V., Elblaus, L., & Brodersen Hansen, N. (2018). Sociomateriality: Infrastructuring and Appropriation of Artifacts. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 724-727. 

  • Odom, W.,  Lindley, S., Pschetz, L., Tsaknaki, V., Vallgårda, A., Wiberg, M., & Yoo, D. (2018). Time, Temporality, and Slowness: Future Directions for Design Research. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '18 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 383-386. 

  • Tsaknaki, V., Cohn, M., Boer, L., Fernaeus, Y., & Vallgårda, A. (2016). Things Fall Apart: Unpacking the Temporalities of Impermanence for HCI.  Workshop paper In Proceedings of Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Göteborg, Sweden. NordiCHI’16. ACM Press.  (download paper)

  • Vallgårda, A., Boer,  L., Tsaknaki,  V., & Svanaes,  D. (2016). Material Programming:  A New Interaction Design Practice. In DIS’16 Companion of Designing Interactive Systems. Vancouver, Canada. ACM Press, 149-152. (download paper)

  • Elblaus, L., Tsaknaki, V., Lewandowski, V., & Bresin, R. (2015). Nebula: An Interactive Garment Designed for Functional Aesthetics. In In CHI ’15 Extended Abstracts of Human Factors in Computing Systems. Seoul, Korea. ACM Press, 275-278. (download paper)

  • Fernaeus, Y., Murer, M., Tsaknaki, V., & Belenguer, J.S. (2014). Handcrafting Electronic Accessories Using ‘Raw’ Materials. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. Munich, Germany. TEI’14. ACM Press, 369-372. (download paper)

  • Tsaknaki, V., & Fernaeus, Y. (2013). Exploring Wearable Music Players with Focus on Subculture and Style. Demo and poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. Barcelona, Spain. TEI’13. At ResearchGate. (download paper)
  • Chorianopoulos, K., & Tsaknaki, V. (2010). CELL: Connecting Everyday Life in an archipeLago. In proceedings of workshop Mind the Gap — Towards Seamless Remote Social Interaction, AVI 2010.  (download paper)



  • Vallgårda, A., Boer, L., Tsaknaki, V., & Svanæs, D. 2017. Material programming. interactions 24, 3 (April 2017), 36-41. (download)

  • Instant Journal: Exploring What the Future Holds for Practice-based PhDs. (2016). Created at PhD by Design Satellite Session. Design Research Society conference (DRS). Issue Three. (download)

  • Elblaus, L., Tsaknaki,  V., Lewandowski, V., & Bresin, R. (2015). Nebula Garment Featured at Demo Hour. ACM Interactions September/ October 2015 issue.  (download)

  • Tsaknaki, V., & Thurneysen, P. (2012). Several Wiser Steps: The motoco Trip. Upstream: Prospects through Design. Annual Publication. Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Institut HyperWerk, (p.92-95), Basel 2012. (download publication)
  • Metabolism: The Textured City. (2010). Project Catalogue. Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. Berlin, Germany. (download catalogue)

  • Köln International School of Design (KISD). (2009). One sq. Meter of Fabric Means Clothing: Isolation Garment.  KISD Annual Report: Design and Change. Köln, Germany. (see catalogue)