curriculum vitae

Education

June 2014
Indiana University—Bloomington, IN
Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology
Minor: Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction design
Dissertation title: Living in Two Worlds: A Critical Ethnography of Academic and Proto-Professional Interactions in a Human-Computer Interaction Design Studio http://hdl.handle.net/2022/18772
[Received Instructional Systems Technology Dissertation of the Year Award]
Committee Members: Elizabeth Boling (chair), Erik Stolterman, Martin A. Siegel, Phil Carspecken
May 2010
University of South Carolina—Columbia, SC
M.Ed. Educational Technology
June 2008
Savannah College of Art and Design—Savannah, GA
M.A. Graphic Design
May 2005
Bob Jones University—Greenville, SC
B.S. Graphic Design

Professional Experience

2015—present
Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Department of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Fellow, Educational Research and Development Incubator, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
2014—2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University
Research, instructional development, and implementation lead
Funded by NSF Grant No. 1323251: Collaborative Research:Evidence-based Pedagogy in Engineering Education: Design Heuristics for Concept Generation [TUES Type II]
2012—2014
Research Assistant, Indiana University
Research group coordinator and mentor
Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Designs for Learning
2011—2012
Graduate Assistant, Indiana University
Supported distance adjunct instructors in the Instructional Systems Technology department
Manage updates and news on the department web site
1998—present
Principal, graydesign
Branding and visual strategy; interactive & print development
Interaction design and instructional strategy
2007—2010
Art Director, Think Up Consulting
Art direction of all organizational activities; oversight of graphic production
Visual integration of instructional design, development, and implementation processes and procedures
Management of a team of desktop publishers, graphic designers, and interns

Awards

  • Best Diversity Paper Nominee, American Society for Engineering Education, 2016.
  • Instructional Systems Technology (IST) Dissertation of the Year Award, Indiana University, 2015.
  • Best of CHI Honorable Mention, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2015.
  • Best Paper Award, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2014.
  • ECT Foundation Qualitative Inquiry Award, 2013.
  • NSF Early Career Symposium Sponsored Attendee, AECT International Convention, 2013.
  • Award for Outstanding Service to the Division, AECT Design & Development Division, 2013.
  • Jerrold E. Kemp Instructional Systems Technology Research Fellowship, Indiana University, 2013.
  • L. C. Larson Travel Award, Indiana University, 2013.
  • Best Research Paper Award, Instructional Systems Technology 13th Annual Conference, Indiana University, 2013.
  • Presidential Service Award, Design & Development Division, AECT, 2012.
  • Proffitt Doctoral Fellowship, Indiana University, 2010-2011.
  • Combined Honors Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005-2006.

Journal Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • Gray, C. M., & Boling, E. (2016). Inscribing Ethics and Values in Designs for Learning: A Problematic. Educational Technology Research & Development, 64(5), 969-1001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-016-9478-x [Springer SharedIt]
  • Gray, C. M., Seifert, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S. R., & Gonzalez, R. (2016). What is the Content of “Design Thinking”? Design Heuristics as Conceptual Repertoire. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(3B), 1349-1355. [Selected for publication in a special issue from Mudd Design Workshop IX] [preprinthttp://www.ijee.ie/latestissues/Vol32-3B/05_ijee3220ns.pdf
  • Gray, C. M., Dagli, C., Demiral-Uzan, M., Ergulec, F., Tan, V., Altuwaijri, A., Gyabak, K., Hilligoss, M., Kizilboga, R., Tomita, K., & Boling, E. (2015). Judgment and Instructional Design: How ID Practitioners Work in Practice. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 28(3), 25-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/piq.21198
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., Modell, M. G., Altuwaijri, A., & Jung, J. (2014). Learners Interpreting Instructional Images: Meaning-making and Decision-making Strategies. Journal of Visual Literacy, 33(2), 27-51. [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M. & Howard, C. D. (2014). Designerly Talk in Non-Pedagogical Social Spaces. Journal of Learning Design, 7(1), 40-58. [pdf] http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/jld.v7i1.153 [republished in Journal of Learning Design: 10th Anniversary Issue, 8(3) with author reflection]
  • Gray, C. M. & Siegel, M. A. (2014). Sketching Design Thinking: Representations of Design in Education and Practice. Design and Technology Education, 19(1), 48-61. [Selected for publication in a special issue from DRS // CUMULUS 2013] [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013). Factors That Shape Design Thinking. Design and Technology Education, 18(3), 8-20. [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013). Informal Peer Critique and the Negotiation of Habitus in a Design Studio. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education, 12(2), 195-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/adch.12.2.195_1 [Selected for publication in a special issue from DRS // CUMULUS 2013]
  • Gray, C. M., Jung, J., Watson, C., Jia, X., & Frick, T. W. (2012). Models and Design Judgment: Conflicting Perspectives on Redesigning a Doctoral Readings Course. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 3(1), 27-38. [pdf]
  • Modell, M. G., Gray, C. M. (2011). Searching for Personal Territory in a Human-Computer Interaction Design Studio. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 6(2), 54-78. [pdf]

Invited or Juried

  • Gray, C. M. & Howard, C. D. (2015). Reflection on Designerly Talk in Non-Pedagogical Social Spaces. Journal of Learning Design: 10th Anniversary Issue, 8(3), 143-164. [pdfhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5204/jld.v8i3.259 [reflection with republished version of Gray & Howard (2014)]
  • Howard, C. D., & Gray, C. M. (2014). Introduction to the Special Issue on Historic Design Cases. In Gray, C. M. & Howard, C. D. (Eds.) International Journal of Designs for Learning [Special Issue on Historic Design Cases], 5(2), i-iv. [pdf]
  • Boling, E., & Gray, C. M. (2014). Design: The topic that should not be closed. TechTrends, 58(6), 17-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-014-0798-6

Conference Proceedings

Full Conference Papers

  • Exter, M. E., Ashby, I., Gray, C. M., Wilder, D., & Krause, T. (2017, June). Systematically Integrating Liberal Education in a Transdisciplinary Design Studio Environment. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division. Washington, DC: ASEE. [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M., Exter, M. E., & Krause, T. (2017, June). Moving Towards Individual Competence From Group Work in Transdisciplinary Education. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Design in Engineering Education Division. Washington, DC: ASEE. [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M., & Fernandez, T. F. (2017, June). Developing a Socially-Aware Engineering Identity Through Transdisciplinary Learning. In Proceedings of the Mudd Design Workshop X: Design and the Future of the Engineer of 2020. Claremont, CA: Harvey Mudd College. [preprint, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., & Boling, E. (2016, November). Designers’ Articulation and Activation of Instrumental Design Judgments in Cross-Cultural User Research. In DTRS’11: 11th annual Design Thinking Research Symposium. Copenhagen, DK: Copenhagen Business School. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2016, June). What is the Nature and Intended Use of Design Methods?. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society. Brighton, UK: Design Research Society. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., El Debs, L. D., Exter, M., & Krause, T. S. (2016, June). Instructional Strategies for Incorporating Empathy in Transdisciplinary Technology Education. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Engineering Ethics Division. Washington, DC: ASEE. [Nominated for Best Diversity Paper] http://dx.doi.org/10.18260/p.25746 [pdf]
  • Van Epps, A., Ashby, I., Gray, C. M., & Exter, M. (2016, June). Supporting Student Attainment and Management of Competencies in a Transdisciplinary Degree Program. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Multidisciplinary Engineering Division. Washington, DC: ASEE. http://dx.doi.org/10.18260/p.25977 [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M. (2016, May). “It’s More of a Mindset Than a Method”: UX Practitioners’ Conception of Design Methods. In CHI’16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 4044-4055). New York, NY: ACM Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858410 [ACM Author-Izer, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & McKay, C. (2016, May). Meaning Reconstruction as an Approach to Analyze Critical Dimensions of HCI Research. In CHI EA ’16: CHI’16 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 328-340). New York, NY: ACM Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892571 [ACM Author-Izer, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S., Seifert, C. M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, August). Creativity ‘Misrules’: First Year Engineering Students’ Production and Perception of Creativity in Design Ideas. In ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC); 12th International Conference on Design Education (DEC). New York, NY: ASME. [preprint, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S., Seifert, C. M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, July). Supporting Idea Generation Through Functional Decomposition: An Alternative Framing For Design Heuristics. In 2015 International Conference on Engineering Design. Milan, IT: The Design Society. [preprint, presentation]
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., & Smith, K. M. (2015, June). Studio Teaching in the Low-Precedent Context of Instructional Design. In LearnxDesign: The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers and PreK-16 Design Educators (pp. 1417-1431). Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., & Howard, C. D. (2015, June). “Why are they not responding to critique?”: A student-centered construction of the crit. In LearnxDesign: The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers and PreK-16 Design Educators (pp. 1680-1700). Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S., Seifert, C. M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). What Problem Are We Solving? Encouraging Idea Generation and Effective Team Communication. In LearnxDesign: The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers and PreK-16 Design Educators (pp. 308-329). Chicago, IL: School of the Art Institute of Chicago. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S. R., Seifert, C. M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Idea Generation Through Empathy: Reimagining the ‘Cognitive Walkthrough’. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Design in Engineering Education Division (pp. 26.871.1-26.871.29). Washington, DC: ASEE. http://dx.doi.org/10.18260/p.24208 [preprint, presentation]
  • Yilmaz, S., Daly, S. R., Seifert, C. M., Gonzalez, R., & Gray, C. M. (2015, June). Expanding evidence-based pedagogy with Design Heuristics. In Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, NSF Grantees Poster Session (pp. 26.711.1-26.711.13). Washington, DC: ASEE. http://dx.doi.org/10.18260/p.24048 [preprintposter]
  • Gray, C. M., Seifert, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, May). What is the Content of “Design Thinking”? Design Heuristics as Conceptual Repertoire. In Proceedings of the Harvey Mudd Design Workshop IX: Design Thinking in Design Education (pp. 19-25). Claremont, CA: Harvey Mudd College. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Toombs, A., & Gross, S. (2015, April). Flow of Competence in UX Design Practice. In CHI’15: Proceedings of the 2015 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3285-3294). New York, NY: ACM Press. [Awarded Best of CHI Honorable Mention, top 5%]http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702579 [ACM Author-Izer, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., & Howard, C. D. (2014, October). Normativity in Design Communication: Inscribing Design Values in Designed Artifacts. In DTRS’10: 10th annual Design Thinking Research Symposium. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University. [pdf, presentation]
  • Howard, C. D., & Gray, C. M. (2014, October). Learner v. Expert Design Talk: A Content Analysis of the Discourse of Designerly Talk. In DTRS’10: 10th annual Design Thinking Research Symposium. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University [pdfppt].
  • Gray, C. M., Stolterman, E., & Siegel, M. A. (2014, June). Reprioritizing the Relationship Between HCI Research and Practice: Bubble-Up and Trickle-Down Effects. In DIS’14: Proceedings of the 2014 CHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp.725-734). New York, NY: ACM Press. [Awarded Best Paper, top 1%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2598510.2598595 [ACM Author-Izer, presentation, pecha kucha]
  • Gray, C. M. (2014, June). Locating the Emerging Design Identity of Students Through Visual and Textual Reflection. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society. Umeå, Sweden. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2014, April). Evolution of Design Competence in UX Practice. In CHI’14: Proceedings of the 2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1645-1654). New York, NY: ACM Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557264 [ACM Author-Izer, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, November). Emergent Critique in Informal Design Talk: Reflections of Surface, Pedagogical, and Epistemological Features in an HCI Studio. In Critique 2013: An International Conference Reflecting On Creative Practice in Art, Architecture, and Design (pp. 341-355). Adelaide, AU: The University of South Australia. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. & Howard, C. D. (2013, November). Expectations of Reciprocity? An Analysis of Critique in Facebook Posts by Student Designers. In Critique 2013: An International Conference Reflecting On Creative Practice in Art, Architecture, and Design (pp. 381-395). Adelaide, AU: The University of South Australia. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, June). Discursive Structures of Informal Critique in an HCI Design Studio. In Nordes 2013: Experiments in Design Research (pp. 110-118). Copenhagen, DK/Malmö, SE: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools Architecture, Design and Conservation. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, May). Informal Peer Critique and the Negotiation of Habitus in a Design Studio. In DRS // CUMULUS 2013: 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (pp. 702-714). Oslo, NO: HiOA. [Awarded ECT Foundation Qualitative Inquiry Award]. [pdf, presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. & Siegel, M. A. (2013, May). Sketching Design Thinking: Representations of Design in Education and Practice. In DRS // CUMULUS 2013: 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (pp. 2007-2031). Oslo, NO: HiOA. [pdf, presentation]

Short Conference Papers

  • Vorvoreanu, M., Gray, C. M., Parsons, P., & Rasche, N. (2017, May). Advancing UX Education: A Model for Integrated Studio Pedagogy. In CHI’17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1441-1446). New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025726 [ACM Author-Izer]

Posters or Work-In-Progress

Other Juried Conference Publications

  • Gray, C. M., Jia, X., Watson, C., Wang, Y., Jung, J., & Frick, T. W. (2011). Frameworks for Facilitating Research Thinking: Redesigning a Residential Course for Online Use in Higher Education. Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2011 Convention Proceedings, Jacksonville, Florida. [pdf]

Edited Books

  • Boling, E., Schwier, R. A., Gray, C. M., Smith, K. M., & Campbell, K.  (Eds.) (2016). Studio Teaching in Higher Education: Selected Design Cases. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN:978-1138902435 [publisher websiteAmazon.com]

Book Chapters

  • Gray, C. M. (in press). Narrative Qualities of Design Argumentation. In B. Hokanson, G. Clinton, & K. Kaminiski (Eds.) Educational Technology and Narrative: Story and Instructional Design (pp. XX-XX). Switzerland: Springer.
  • Gray, C. M., & Boling, E. (in press). Use of Precedent as a Narrative Practice in Design.  In B. Hokanson, G. Clinton, & K. Kaminiski (Eds.) Educational Technology and Narrative: Story and Instructional Design (pp. XX-XX). Switzerland: Springer.
  • Gray, C. M., & Boling, E. (in press). Designers’ Articulation and Activation of Instrumental Design Judgments in Cross-Cultural User Research. In B. T. Christensen, L. J. Ball, & K. Halskov (Eds.) Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation. Leiden, NL: CRC Press/ Taylor & Francis.
  • Gray, C. M.  (2016). Emergent Views of Studio. In E. Boling, R. A. Schwier, C. M. Gray, K. M. Smith, & K. Campbell  (Eds.) Studio Teaching in Higher Education: Selected Design Cases (pp. 271-281)New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Gray, C. M., & Smith, K. M.  (2016). Critical Views of Studio Education. In E. Boling, R. A. Schwier, C. M. Gray, K. M. Smith, & K. Campbell (Eds.) Studio Teaching in Higher Education: Selected Design Cases (pp. 260-270). New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Gray, C. M., & Howard, C. D. (2016). Normativity Concerns, Avoided: Instructional Barriers in Designing for Social Change. In R. S. Adams, P. Buzzanell, & J. A. Siddiqui (Eds.) Analyzing Design Review Conversations. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.
  • Boling, E., & Gray, C. M. (2015). Designerly Tools, Sketching, and Instructional Designers and the Guarantors of Design. In B. Hokanson, G. Clinton, & M. Tracey (Eds.) The Design of Learning Experience: Creating the Future of Educational Technology (pp. 109-126). Switzerland: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16504-2_8
  • Gray, C. M. (2015). Critiquing the Role of the Learner and Context in Aesthetic Learning Experiences. In B. Hokanson, G. Clinton, & M. Tracey (Eds.) The Design of Learning Experience: Creating the Future of Educational Technology (pp. 199-213). Switzerland: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16504-2_14

External Funding

Awarded

  • PI. Gray, C. M. (2017). CRII: CHS: Dark patterns, Pragmatist Ethics, and User Experience. National Science Foundation: CISE. (Grant Period: 2017-2019). $167,290. [NSF Award Information]
  • Co-PI. Yilmaz, S., & Gray, C. M. (2014). Investigating impacts on the ideation flexibility of engineers. National Science Foundation IUCRC, Iowa State University Center for e-Design, Industry Advisory Board. (Grant Period: 2015-2016). $30,000.

In Review

  • TBA

In Preparation

  • TBA

Not Funded

  • PI. Gray, C. M., Adams, R. S., & Kou, Y. (2016, November). CHS: Small: Online Community Socialization and Professionalization in Emerging Occupations. Submitted to National Science Foundation: IIS. (Grant Period: 2017-2020).
  • PI. Gray, C. M., Exter, M. E., Shaurette, M., & El Debs, L. d.C.  (2016, September). Building Metacognition Through Critique Across Technology Disciplines. Submitted to National Science Foundation: EHR. (Grant Period: 2017-2020).
  • PI. Gray, C. M. (2015, September). CRII: CHS: “Dark patterns” of user experience: Understanding the role of ethics in UX design. Submitted to National Science Foundation: CISE. (Grant Period: 2016-2018).
  • Co-PI. Gray, C. M., Exter, M. E., Dionne, R., & Shaurette, M.  (2015, November). IUSE: EHR: Metacognition and critique in transdisciplinary undergraduate technology education. Submitted to National Science Foundation: DUE. (Grant Period: 2016-2019).

Internal Funding

Awarded

  • PI. Gray, C. M. (2017). Security and User Deception in Interactive Computing Systems. Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Initiative (DURI). (Grant Period: Summer 2017). $3,000
  • PI. Gray, C. M. (2016). Development of Ethically-Aware Problem Framing Ability. Purdue Research Foundation Summer Faculty Grant. (Grant Period: 2016). $10,200.
  • PI. Gray, C. M. (2016). Mapping User Experience Competencies Within Professional Communities On Social Media. Purdue Polytechnic Post-Doctoral Award. (Grant Period: 2016-2018). $100,000.
  • PI. Gray, C. M. (2016). Design Thinking Research Symposium 11, Copenhagen, DK. Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grant, FY 16-17. $1,250.

Conference Presentations

Peer Reviewed

  • Exter, M. E., Gray, C. M., & Fernandez, T. F. (2017, June). Transdisciplinary Design Education: Do Differing Disciplinary Backgrounds Divide or Unify?. Poster Session at the Mudd Design Workshop X: Design and the Future of the Engineer of 2020, Claremont, CA. [abstract, poster TBD]
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., & Smith, K. M. (2017, April). The designer in the design student: The evolution of feedback in an instructional graphics studio. Roundtable Session at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. [handout TBD]
  • Wilder, D., & Gray, C. M. (2016, November). Enculturating Peer and Instructor Critique in a Transdisciplinary Technology Studio Environment. Poster Session at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education Conference: Implications for 21st Century Society, Boston, MA. [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M., Krause, T., & Exter, M. (2016, October). Barriers to Developing Empathic Ability: Gender Inclusivity in Technology Education. Concurrent Session at Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Gray, C. M., & Howard, C. D. (2016, April). Inverting Critique: Emergent Technologically-Mediated Critique Practices of Developing Design Students. Paper Session at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. [presentation]
  • Boling, E., & Gray, C. M. (2016, April). Examining the Prior Knowledge of Instructional Design Practitioners Studying Visual Methods at the Masters Level. Poster Session at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. [pdf]
  • Gray, C. M. (2016, April). Developing an Ethically-Aware Design Character through Problem Framing. Paper Session at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. [presentation]
  • Howard, C. D., & Gray, C. M. (2016, April). Meaning Making in an Interactive Video Annotation Environment. Paper Session at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Boling, E., & Gray, C. M. (2015, November). Students’ lived knowledge applied to learning visual methods in design. Paper Session at 47th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., & Smith, K. M. (2015, April). Who are these “novices”? Challenging the deficit view of design students. Paper Session at AERA Annual Meeting 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • Gray, C. M. (2015, April). Struggle Over Representation in the Studio: Critical Pedagogy in Design Education. Paper Session at AERA Annual Meeting 2015, Chicago, IL. [presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Seifert, C. M., Daly, S., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, April). What Happens when Creativity is Exhausted? Design Tools as an Aid for Ideation. Paper Session at AERA Annual Meeting 2015, Chicago, IL. [presentation]
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., & Demiral-Uzan, M.  (2014, November). Stop Telling Designers What To Do: Reframing Instructional Design Education Through the Lens of ID Practice. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2014, Jacksonville, FL. [presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2014, November). Exploring the Lived Experience of Learners: Broadening our Understanding of Aesthetic Learning Experiences. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2014, Jacksonville, FL. [presentation]
  • Gray, C. M., & Boling, E. (2014, November). Design in the “Real World”: Situating Academic Conceptions of ID Practice. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2014, Jacksonville, FL. [presentation]
  • Howard, C. D., & Gray, C. M.  (2014, November). Extra-curricular Design Learning: Emergent Critique in Learners’ SNS Interactions. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2014, Jacksonville, FL. [ppt]
  • Gray, C. M. (2014, April). Accounting for Learner Agency in an Aesthetic Learning Experience. Research Study Session at IST Conference 2014, Bloomington, IN.
  • Harris, M., Gray, C. M., Boling, E., Dagli, C., Demiral-Uzan, M., Ergulec, F., Gyabak, K., Kizilboga, R., Tan, V., & Tomita, K. (2014, April). Design Judgments in Instructional Design Practice. Research Study Session at IST Conference 2014, Bloomington, IN.
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., & Tan, V. (2014, April). Instructional Design In Action: Observing the Judgments of ID Practitioners. Paper Session at AERA Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia, PA. [presentation, paper]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, November). The Hidden Curriculum of the Design Studio: Student Engagement in Informal Critique. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2013, Anaheim, CA. [presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, November). Classroom Reflection as a Tool to Externalize Conceptions of Design. Poster Session at AECT International Convention 2013, Anaheim, CA. [poster, handout]
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, March). Informal Peer Critique and the Negotiation of Habitus in a Design Studio. Research Paper Session at IST Conference 2013, Bloomington, IN.
  • Gray, C. M. & Siegel, M. A. (2013, March). Sketching Design Thinking: Representations of Design in Education and Practice. Research Paper Session at IST Conference 2013, Bloomington, IN.
  • Boling, E., Altuwaijri, A., Jung, J., Gray, C. M., Yildirim, C., Modell, M. G., Howard, C., Ergulec, F., & Demiral, M. (2012, November). Learners’ Strategies for Interpreting Instructional Images. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2012, Louisville, KY. [presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2012, November). Design Thinking in a Graduate Design Studio: Personal and Pedagogical Factors. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2012, Louisville, KY. [proposalpresentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2012, November). Verbalization of Design Thinking through Informal Peer Critique. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2012, Louisville, KY. [proposalpresentation]
  • Boling, E., Altuwaijri, A., Jung, J., Yildirim, C., Gray, C., Modell, M., & Howard, C. (2012, March). Strategies for Interpreting Instructional Images Used to Support Language Learning. Indiana University Bloomington. Research Paper Session at IST Conference 2012, Bloomington, IN. [presentation]
  • Gray, C. M. (2012, March). The Role of Personal and Pedagogical Factors in Graduate Design Education. Indiana University Bloomington. Research Paper Session at IST Conference 2012, Bloomington, IN. [presentation]
  • Jung, J., Gray, C., Howard, C., Kwon, S., Modell, M., & Boling, E. (2011, November). Preparation of Visual Materials to Study How EFL Learners Use Images in the Learning Process. Roundtable Discussion at AECT International Convention 2011, Jacksonville, FL. [handout]
  • Watson, C., Gray, C., Jia, K., Jung, J., & Wang, Y. (2011, November). A Case Study in Designing Online Instruction Using van Merriënboer’s Ten Steps to Complex Learning. Concurrent Session at AECT International Convention 2011, Jacksonville, FL. [presentation]
  • Altinay, B., Altuwaijri, A., Callison, M., Gray, C., Jung, E., Jung, J., & Yildirim, C. (2011, February). A Needs Assessment of Distance Education in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. Poster Session at IST Conference 2011, Bloomington, IN. [poster]
  • Boling, E., Howard, C., Altuwaijri, A., Caldwell, K., Gray, C., Jung, J., Kwon, S., Modell, M., Whiting, J., Wu, T., & Yildirim, C. (2011, February). Visuals for Learning. Roundtable Discussion at IST Conference 2011, Bloomington, IN. [presentationvideo]
  • Watson, C., Gray, C., Jia, K., Jung, J., Wang, Y., & Frick, T. (2011, February). A Case Study in Designing Online Instruction using van Merriënboer’s 4C/ID model. Roundtable Discussion at IST Conference 2011, Bloomington, IN.
  • Gray, C. M. (2009, June). Rapid e-learning: How do we get from here to there?. Upstate Technology Conference 2010, Greenville, SC. [presentation]

Invited

  • Exter, M. E., Gray, C. M., & Smith, M. (2017, June). Integrating Liberal Education Perspectives in a Transdisciplinary Design Studio. Invited talk at Polytechnic Summit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Gray, C. M., Vorvoreanu, M., Parsons, P., & Rasche, N. (2017, June). Transforming User Experience Design Education Through Integrated Learning. Invited talk at Polytechnic Summit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Gray, C. M. (2015, November). Building a Multidimensional View of Professional Practice through Trace and In Situ Data Collection. Invited talk at Academics and Practitioners: Symposium on Connecting HCI and UX, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
  • Tracey, M. W., Boling, E., Campbell, K., & Gray, C. M. (2014, November). Design of Learning Experience: The 2014 AECT Research Symposium. Invited panel discussion at the Association for Educational Communication and Technology Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Gray, C. M. (2013, November).  Informal Peer Critique and the Negotiation of Habitus in a Design Studio. Invited Concurrent Session for ECT Foundation Qualitative Inquiry Award at AECT International Convention 2013, Anaheim, CA. [presentation]

Workshops

Refereed

  • Boling, E., Howard, C. D., Gray, C. M., & Baaki, J. (2016, October 17). Student Design Case SLAM. Workshop at AECT International Convention 2016, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Gray, C. M., & Hu, Y. (2015, November 9-10). Service Design Workshop: Design for Fairness. Workshop at the 2015 Global Chinese Industrial Design Conference (GDIDC), Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., Daly, S., Seifert, C. M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June 30). Building Students’ Ideation Ability through Design Heuristics. Workshop at LearnxDesign: The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers and PreK-16 Design Educators, Chicago, IL.
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., & Daly, S. (2015, June 14). Innovative Idea Generation for Engineering Design. Workshop at ASEE Annual Conference 2015, Seattle, WA.
  • Boling, E., Gray, C. M., & Howard, C. D. (2013, October 30). Design Case Workshop: International Journal of Designs for Learning. Workshop at AECT International Convention 2013, Anaheim, CA.
  • Boling, E., Smith, K. M., Howard, C. M., & Gray, C. (2012, November 3). Prospective Authors’ Workshop: Design Cases and the International Journal of Designs for Learning.  AECT International Convention 2012, Louisville, KY.

Invited

  • Gray, C. M., & Toombs, A. L. (2017, July 19). Qualitative Inquiry: Thematic Analysis, Meaning Reconstruction, and Data Management. Open Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
  • Gray, C. M. (2015, April 10). Selling Your Design: Communicating Problem Finding and Exploration Strategies. Industrial Design Workshop Series, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Gray, C. M., & Yilmaz, S. (2015, April 3). Framing the Problem: Strategies for Problem Finding and Exploration. Industrial Design Workshop Series, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Gray, C. M., Yilmaz, S., & Dhadphale, T. (2014, October 10). Finding the ‘Right Design’: An Introduction to Problem Exploration. Industrial Design Workshop Series, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Gray, C. M. (2014, September 24).Collaborative Idea Generation through Functional Decomposition. Guest Lecturer, IND D-301, Industrial Design Studio III. Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Gray, C. M. (2012, November 28). Dossier Development Workshop. Student Workshop, Graduates in Instructional Systems Technology (GIST) Professional Development Series. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Manuscripts In Progress

Submitted or In Review

  • Gray, C. M., & Boling, E. (in review). Designers’ Articulation and Activation of Instrumental Design Judgments in Cross-Cultural User Research. Submitted to CoDesign. [Invited from DTRS’11]

Editing or Drafting

  • Gray, C. M., & Fernandez, T. F. (editing). Developing a Socially-Aware Engineering Identity Through Transdisciplinary Learning. For submission to International Journal of Engineering Education. [Invited from Mudd Design Workshop X]

Invited Talks

Keynote

  • 2015, November 7. Invited Keynote Speaker. Origins of UX Design Culture: Building Knowledge Across Education and Practice. China Universities Industrial Design Education Seminar 2015 & the 11th Global Chinese Industrial Design Conference (GCIDC), Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Research Presentation

  • Gray, C. M. (2017, June 16). Dark Patterns and an Ethic of Designerly Care. Open Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
  • Gray, C. M. (2016, November 18). Ontology, Mindset, and Conception of Design Methods in UX Education and Practice. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Gray, C. M., & Toombs, A. L. (2016, November 18). Tracing Meaning-Making Through Reconstructive Analysis. Participatory Information Technology Colloquium, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Gray, C. M. (2016, November 9). Translating Studio Practices to Technology Education. Computer Science Colloquium, College of Sciences and Humanities, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
  • Gray, C. M. (2016, October 14). Bridging the Divide: Developing and Sustaining UX Competence in Education and Practice. Human-Centered Computing Colloquia Speaker Series, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN.

Guest Lecturer

  • 2017, February 22. Guest Lecturer, TECH 69700, Qualitative Research Methods In Technology Studies. Interviewing Techniques. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • 2017, February 16. Guest Lecturer, CGT 27208, User Experience Design Studio III: Cross-Channel. Critical and Reflective Design. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • 2016, October 3 and 5. Guest Lecturer, PTEC 30800, Deep Immersion. Bodystorming and Embodied Ideation. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • 2016, September 26 and 28. Guest Lecturer, CGT 41100, Contemporary Problems In Applied Computer Graphics. Introduction to Research and Evaluation Methods. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • 2015, October 22. Guest Lecturer, EDCI 62700, Educational Software Design. Wireframing and Rapid Prototyping Techniques. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • 2015, September 30. Invited Speaker, IT 566, Understanding Online Interaction. “The Crit” as Technologically Mediated Assessment. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2015, April 1. Invited Speaker, CI 615 B, Seminar in Instructional Technology. Locating Learner Experience in Instructional Design Theory and Practice. Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2015, February 27. Invited Speaker, HCI 591 XE, Seminar in Human Computer Interaction. Building and Performing UX Competencies: Moving From Theory to Practice. Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2014, October 9. Guest Lecturer, C I-512, Research Trends in Digital Learning. Creating and Disseminating Design Precedent. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. [presentation]
  • 2014, January 30. Developing a Designerly Identity: Implications for Design Education and Practice. Invited Address, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2013, November 13. Guest Lecturer, INFO-I542, Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction. Visual Aesthetics and Psychological Approaches to HCI. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • 2012, October 10. Connecting Research and Practice in Human-Computer Interaction. Discussion with practitioner Christian Beck. Connect HCI/d Podcast, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • 2012, February 9. Guest Lecturer, EDUC-R341: Multimedia in Instructional Technology. Using Adobe Photoshop for Web Production. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • 2011, February 8. Guest Lecturer, EDUC-R341: Multimedia in Instructional Technology. Strategies for Visual Integration on the Web. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Professional Service

Editorial

Leadership & Committees

  • 2016-2017. Secretary/Treasurer, Design and Technology SIG, American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • 2013-2014. Design & Development Board Associate, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
  • 2013-2014. Research, Development, External Partnerships Committee. Indiana University School of Education.
  • 2013-2014. Departmental Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO), Indiana University.
  • 2012-2014. President/Past-President, Graduates in Instructional Systems Technology (GIST).
  • 2014. Selection Committee Chair, IST Conference, Indiana University.
  • 2012-2013. Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Design & Development Board Representative, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
  • 2012-2013. Faculty Search Committee: Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University.

Reviewing

Journal

Conference

Design & Development

  • 2013. Graphic Designer, AECT Design & Development Division Logo.
  • 2011, 2012. Graphic Designer, IST Conference, Indiana University.
  • 2011. Graphic Designer, AECT Graduate Student Assembly Logo.
  • 2010. Web and Graphic Designer, Redesign of Indiana University EDUC-F401 homepage and promotional materials.

Community Service

  • 2012-2014. Board Member, BJUnity, a group that promotes advocacy and support for LGBTQIA individuals.
  • 2010. Martin Luther King Design Competition Judge, Indiana University.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Design Research Society (DRS)