Refereed Presentations: Solo Author

Borrow, Adapt, Embrace, Remake: How and What Design Pedagogy and Practice Should Steal from STS, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual (Toronto, Canada), Oct 6–9 2021.

Thinking out loud: designing for the tangible intangibility of Voice User Interfaces (VUI), Bridges: AIGA National Design Conference 2020, Virtual, Nov 9–14, 2020. (was originally scheduled for March 2020)

User Experience Design in a World Where Machines Not Only Listen to Us, but Also Talk Back, part of MACAA Panel titled Homunculus to Hansen Robotics: Embodied Artificial Intelligence, Evil Geniuses and Ethical Futures, Mid-American College Art Association (MACAA) Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, 2018 Oct.
Recording of this talk on my Vimeo page

Not Just Playing Around: Game Design In The Interaction Design Classroom, Design Incubation: Colloquium 3.2: Parsons Integrated Design, New York City, New York, 2017 Feb

When you make everything bold, nothing is bold, part of MACAA Panel titled Polymodal Sites: Graphic Design in the Expanded Field, Mid-American College Art Association (MACAA) Conference, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2016 Oct
Recording of this talk on my Vimeo page

Percolation and Marination: Manipulating Iteration, Uncertainty and Unfamiliar Processes in the Creation of the Design Piece an Exquisite Morass, part of the American Anthropological Association Conference Panel titled Practice, Process, And Post-Rationalization: Notes on Making And The Temporality Of Creativity, American Anthropological Association, 113th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2014 Dec.

Exploring Information-Triage: speculative interface tools to help college students conduct online research, Human Computer Interaction International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013 July.

An Exquisite Morass, Imageword/Wordimage: 26th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York, 2012 Oct.

Refereed Presentations: Co-Authored

K. Healey and L. Zahabi, Songwriting as Public Discourse Intervention: Countering COVID-19 Disinformation, AR@K Symposium, hosted by Kristiania University, Oslo, Norway [attended virtually], March 16, 2021.

P. Lusch and L. Zahabi, Form, focus and impact: Pedagogy of a 21st-century design portfolio, Design Incubation Colloquium 5.2, CAA Conference 2019, New York City, NY, Feb 13–19, 2019.

P. Lusch and L. Zahabi, Making Assumptions: pedagogy, practice, and the portfolio, AIGA MAKE Design Educator’s Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 7–9, 2018.

A. Buck-Coleman, L. Zahabi, Engaging multiplicity: A multimodal approach to teaching typographic history, part of College Arts Association Panel titled Teaching Design History Through Making, College Arts Association (CAA) Conference, New York City, New York, 2017 Feb.

K. Stevenson, L. Zahabi, A. Moore, A Process for Scaffold Assessment Planning, Assessment in the Arts Conference, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, Colorado, 2012 June.

Invited Talks

Doing Design: A concise collection of current work, UNH Center for Humanities, First Monday series, virtual. March 7, 2022.
Links to event information:

AIGA One Designer, One Work: Gone Home, AIGA (The Professional Organization for Design) One Designer One Work Series, virtual. November 18, 2021. 45 minute talk/presentation.
Links to event information and talk:

The Remarkable Ecosystem of Online Search: Moving Beyond the Search Box, Interdisciplinary Interaction Design Conference, hosted by Millersville University, Pennsylvania. November 19, 2016.

An Exquisite Morass: Reimagining our Experience of Online News and Google Search, DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), SciArt Research (National Academy of Science, Washington DC). September 22, 2016.
Link to talk on YouTube
Link to talk on my Vimeo account (shows all the slides/images)

Exploring Information-Triage: Speculative interface tools to help college students conduct online research, Campus Visualization Partnership (CVP) Lecture Series, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2015 Dec. Talk was recorded and is available at this URL: http://www.viz.umd. edu/content/archives 

Typographical Craft: the legacy of the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College, Contextualizing Craft + Design Symposium, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2015 Jan

Invited Talks : Co-Authored + Panels

Invited panel talk [international]
L. Zahabi, invited to speak along with three other members of the AIGA DEC Steering Committee (Meaghan Dee, Alberto Rigau, and Ali Place) about the AIGA, the SHIFT Summer Summit, and design education in the US, at the FLUID Design Forum conference titled ALIBI, hosted in Montenegro, December 5, 2020. 

Invited panel talk
L. Zahabi, invited to speak along with five other design educators (Karen Zimmermann, University of Arizona; Hugo Escalante, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Mauricio Mejia, Arizona State University; Sheila Schumacher, Grand Canyon University; and Jacinda Walker, Founder of designExplorr) about the future of design education at the Phoenix AIGA Design Week, October 8, 2020.
A slide deck of the panel session can be viewed here.

L. Zahabi and P. Lusch, Beyond the Portfolio Research; panel discussion title: Portfolio Success: Strategies for professional development, Design Incubation, hosted by the Type Director’s Club, New York City, NY. September 22, 2018. development/