Writing

Book

Prochner, I. & Antoniuk, T. N. (Eds.). (Forthcoming Nov. 2021). Situating design in Alberta. University of Alberta Press.

Book chapter

Prochner, I. & Kroll, L. (Forthcoming Nov. 2021). Visualizing industrial design and its history in Alberta. In I. Prochner & T. N. Antoniuk (Eds.), Situating design in Alberta. University of Alberta Press.

Prochner, I., Chen, Z., Kang, T., & Lu, H. (2021). Casual sex during the COVID-19 pandemic: Risks, recommendations and spaces for design intervention. In E. Tsekleves (Ed.), Little book on global health: Special edition on COVID-19 (pp. 48-51). ImaginationLancaster 2021.

Journal articles

Prochner, I. Feminist insights for more equitable co-design processes.

  • Invited for submission to CoDesign journal special issue

Prochner, I., & Godin, D. Evaluating quality in research through design projects.

  • Shortlisted for inclusion in the new Design Studies Research Notes collection

Godin, G., & Prochner, I. (2015). Motivations and challenges facing female game design students and professionals: Lessons to better support women in the game design field. The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, 9(2), 11-26.

Prochner, I., & De Coninck, P. (2013). Shopping for lenses: The implications and potential of ‘sex,’ ‘gender’ and ‘feminist’ approaches on design principles and practices. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal – Annual Review, 7, 69-78.

Conference Proceedings

Prochner, I. (2020). Starting a feminist design think tank, in Leitão, R., Noel, L. and Murphy, L. (Eds.), Pivot 2020: Designing a World of Many Centers – DRS Pluriversal Design SIG Conference, 4 June, held online. https://doi.org/10.21606/pluriversal.2020.105

Prochner, I., and Marchand, A. (2018) Learning from feminist critiques of and recommendations for industrial design, in Storni, C., Leahy, K., McMahon, M., Lloyd, P. and Bohemia, E. (Eds.), Design as a catalyst for change – DRS International Conference 2018, 25-28 June, Limerick, Ireland. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2018.355

Prochner, I., and Marchand, A. (2016) Recommendations to rebuild the body of feminist work in industrial design, in Lloyd, P. and Bohemia, E. (Eds.), Future Focused Thinking – DRS International Conference 2016, 27 – 30 June, Brighton, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.255

Prochner, I. (2014) Incorporating queer understandings of sex and gender in design research and practice, in Lim, Y., Niedderer, K., Redström, J., Stolterman, E. and Valtonen, A. (Eds.), Design’s Big Debates – DRS International Conference 2014, 16-19 June, Umeå, Sweden. https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/drs-conference-papers/drs2014/researchpapers/122

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Prochner, I. (2021, March). Theorizing a queered design and the (im)possibility of design for the common good. Accepted for presentation at Swiss Design Network Conference 2021.

Prochner, I. (2019, September). A feminist model of industrial design practice. Paper presented at the Design History Society Conference (DHS 2019). Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Prochner, I. (2016, May). How feminism can inform socially and environmentally responsible industrial design. Paper presented at the Women and Gender Studies domain of Congress 2016. University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Prochner, I. (2016, April). A survey of feminist work in industrial design. Paper presented at the Women’s Studies Conference. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA.

Prochner, I. (2015, March). Learning and knowledge creation and transfer through communities of practice in industrial design. Paper presented at the Design Principles and Practices Conference. University Centre Chicago, Chicago, USA.

Godin, D., & Prochner, I. (2014, January). Motivations and challenges facing female game design students and professionals: Lessons to better support women in the game design field. Paper presented at the Design Principles and Practices Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Prochner, I. (2013, March). Shopping for lenses: The potential and implications of sex, gender and feminist approaches on design principles and practices. Paper presented at the Design Principles and Practices Conference. Chiba University, Chiba, Japan.

Prochner, I. (2012, July). Night owl: Analysis of student work in industrial design to analyse and plan human-technology relationships and design for night-time. Paper presented at the Design Research Society Conference (DRS2012). Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

CONFERENCE SESSION CHAIR

What is Design Research in 2021?

  • College Art Association Conference (CAA 2021), virtual
  • Chaired the session on behalf of the DRS

Wish You Were Here: The Souvenir as Emblem of Regional Identity

  • College Art Association Conference (CAA 2019), New York City, USA

Expanding Canadian Design Studies

  • Universities Art Association of Canada Conference (UAAC 2018), Waterloo, Canada

DISSERTATION

Feminist contributions to industrial design and design for sustainability theories and practices

THESIS

Understanding the past to imagine the future: The history of industrial design practice in Alberta