Writing

LGBTQIA+ and Sexuality

Book chapter: 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. 
Academic presentation & conference proceedings: Prochner, I. (2021). Theorizing a queered design and the (im)possibility of design for the common good. In M. Botta and S. Junginger (Eds.), Design as common good: Framing design through pluralism and social values (pp. 394-403). Swiss Design Network.

Methodology and Methods

Journal article (in progress): Prochner, I., & Godin, D. Evaluating quality in research through design projects.

Shortlisted for inclusion in the new Design Studies Research Notes collection
Journal article (in progress):  Prochner, I. Feminist insights for more equitable co-design processes. 

Invited for submission to CoDesign journal special issue
Conference session chair: What is Design Research in 2021? College Art Association Conference (CAA 2021), virtual.

I chaired the session on behalf of the Design Research Society

Canadian Design Studies

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.
Conference session chair: Wish You Were Here: The Souvenir as Emblem of Regional Identity. College Art Association Conference (CAA 2019), New York City, USA.
Conference session chair: Expanding Canadian Design Studies. Universities Art Association of Canada Conference (UAAC 2018), Waterloo, Canada.
Journal article: Prochner, I. (2012). Re-designing perceptions: Development of Alberta’s industrial design sector, 1998 to present. The Canadian Business Journal, 5(9), 130-135.
Master's thesis: Understanding the past to imagine the future: The history of industrial design practice in Alberta, 2012

Awarded Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Feminist Design

Academic presentation & 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 Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.21606/pluriversal.2020.105
Academic presentation: 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.
Doctoral dissertation: Feminist contributions to industrial design and design for sustainability theories and practices, 2019

Awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Academic presentation & conference proceedings: 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 2018https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2018.355
Academic presentation & conference proceedings: 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 2016https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2016.255
Academic presentation: 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.
Academic presentation: 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.
Academic presentation: 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.

Sex and Gender

Journal article: 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.
Academic presentation & conference proceedings: 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 2014https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/drs-conference-papers/drs2014/researchpapers/122
Academic presentation: 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.
Journal article: 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.

Included in Annual Review as 'top-ranked submission with wide applicability in the field and high editorial quality'
Academic presentation: 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.

Other Projects

Academic presentation: 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.