Heather Renée Barker

Assistant Professor of Design

University Honors Program Faculty

Coordinator, Immersive Design Research Lab

M. Arch – Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Post-Grad Studies – Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Muenchen)
B. Arch – University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture Art and Planning (DAAP)

Heather Barker is the Director of ROAM.STUDIO, an interactive design research space developing solutions across a range of scales – from urban to haptic. Engaging in a human-centered approach to design, the studio develops novel solutions integrating the psychology of experience and the performative factors of interface and space. In Heather Barker’s scholarly work, a synthesis of philosophy of mind with philosophy of science reveals synergistic conditions in our hybrid virtual-physical condition. This work develops synthesized design methodologies applicable to personal interface, space and sustainable architectural and urban conditions while supporting pedagogy built upon a rigorous theoretical premise combined with the intelligence of making. Heather Barker practices and teaches in both Los Angeles and in Munich, Germany

Current Committees

UX/XD (User Experience Design) Committee Chair

History/Theory Curriculum Sub-Committee Chair

Academic Senate International Education Committee Member

Campus Sustainability Living Lab Working Group


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