About

JR

I’m Johnny Rodgers, a Master of Science graduate from Simon Fraser University‘s School of Interactive Arts & Technology. I am a member of the Human Centered Systems for Sustainable Living research group.

My research focuses on supporting sustainable resource use in the home through information visualization, interactive design, and ubiquitous computing.

You can read more about my research, check out my tumblog at http://thenegawatt.tumblr.com, or browse my projects and publications. The best way to get in touch with me is by email at johnny.rodgers at gmail dot com.

Background

After graduating from McMaster University with an Honours BA in Multimedia & Communication Studies, I started a web development business called Creative Creature. After three years of self-employment, I returned to school to pursue graduate studies, and completed my Master of Science in Interactive Arts + Technology in February 2011. I am currently working full time as a UI Developer and Interaction Designer at SAP Labs Vancouver.

My favourite things are my wife, my family and friends, my cat Rigby, baseball, National Geographic, Ruby, science fiction, ultimate frisbee, open source, beer, wilderness, Vancouver, and Radiohead.

Wisdom

Measure twice, cut once.
The carpenter’s mantra

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert Heinlein

To protect the nature that is all around us, we must think long and hard about the nature we carry around inside our heads.
William Cronon — Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Albert Einstein

You can have it Fast, you can have it Good, or you can have it Cheap. Pick Two.
The project triangle

The tree remembers. The axe forgets.
Proverb of unknown origin


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