Department of Technology Management and Innovation
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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive Science
Masters of Arts (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies ), Cognitive Science
University of Paris I-Sorbonne
Masters of Arts (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies ), History and Philosophy of Science
University of Paris I-Sorbonne
Bachelor of Arts (Maitrise of Philosophy ), Philosophy
- Organizational Behavior
- Design Thinking
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Organizational communication, including discourse analysis, discursive practices and technology-mediated communication.
- Sociomaterial practices, including the affordances of material artifacts and the influence of space.
- Service Design, Design thinking and open innovation
Awards + Distinctions
• Runner up for the OMT Best Symposium for a symposium on Materiality and
Organizations, Academy of Management Meetings, 2009.
• Roland Calori Award, Best Paper Published in Organization Studies, 2009 for
Photocopiers and Water-coolers: The Affordances of Informal Interactions,
Organization Studies, 2007, Vol. 28, No. 5, 605-634
• UC Davis Qualitative Conference, Best Paper Award, 2007. For Beyond Orality and
Literacy: Letters and Online Interactions
• Academy of Management, OCIS Division, Best Paper Award, 2004. “Language
games in Online Learning Forums”
• Ph.D Scholarship, French Ministry of National Education, Advanced Instruction, and
• Best Student Advisor at NYU-Poly as the advisor of Open IDEO student chapter
• Invited to be a NYU Faculty Champion of Social Entrepreneurship, Bridge at NYUWagner
• Nominated as an Outstanding University Innovator for the Dell Social Innovation
Challenge (Summer 2012)
- Academy of Management
- Association of Computing Machinery
- European Group of Organizational Studies
- Fayard, AL and Weeks, J., 2011, Who Moved my cube? Creating workspaces that actually foster collaboration, Harvard Business Review, July-August
- Fayard, AL. and Wilson, A. 2010, building_space_with_words: an Interactive Multimedia Installation Exploring the Relationship between Physical and Virtual Space, Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Science and Technology, 43:3: 257-262
- Fayard, AL. and DeSanctis, G. 2010. Enacting language games: The development of a sense of “we-ness’ in online forums, Information Systems Journal, 20, 383-416
- Fayard, AL and DeSanctis, G., 2008, Kiosks, Clubs and Neighborhoods: The Language Games of Online Forums," Journal of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 9: Iss. 10, Article 2.
- Fayard, AL and Weeks, J. 2007, Photocopiers and Water-coolers: The Affordances of Informal Interactions, Organization Studies, Vol. 28, No. 5, 605-634 Roland Calori, Best Paper Award, 2009
- Fayard, AL. 2006, Interacting on a Virtual Stage: The collaborative construction of an interactional video setting, Information Technology and People, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2006 , pp. 152-169(18)
- Fayard, AL and DeSanctis, G. 2005. Evolution of An Online Club for Knowledge Management Professionals: A Language Game Analysis, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
- DeSanctis, G. Fayard, AL. Roach, M. and Jiang, L. 2003. Learning in Online Forums, European Management Journal
Authored + Edited Books
- Fayard, AL. A sense of Place: The Production of Virtual and Physical Spaces Book chapter in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World, Eds. by Paul Leonardi, Bonnie Nardi, and Jannis Kallinicos, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, November 2012.
- Fayard, AL, 2011, What types of space foster innovation delivery? Innovation Delivery & Entrepreneurship. Channel V Books, 69-71
- Fayard, AL and Wilson, A. 2010. Promenades: Urban imaginaries, reinventing our cities and [searching for] a sense of home. Essay in Taking, Leaving, Moving, Ed. Renate Mihatsch, Revolver.
- Fayard, AL and Metiu, A. 2009. Expressing emotions and building relationships over distance: Fixedness and Fictionalization in correspondence, Book chapter in Qualitative organizational research, Volume 2: Best Papers from the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research. Eds. K. Elsbach and B. Bechky. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 149-181
- Fayard, AL. 2006. One School / Two campuses: A Socio-technical Approach for Building the Distributed Classroom. Teaching and learning with Virtual Teams, Ferris & Godar (eds.), Idea Group. Pages 194-220.
- DeSanctis, G., Roach, M., & Fayard, A-L , 2004. Structure and Interactions in Online Discussion Forums, in H. Dumez (Ed.) Gouverner les Organisations, Paris: L’Harmattan. 101-129
- Fayard, AL and Henderson, A. 2001, Looking at “Situated Technology”: Differences in Patterns of Interaction Reflect Differences in Context. Modelling and Using Context. Proceedings of CONTEXT’01, Akman, Bouquet, Thomason and Young. (eds.) Springer.
- Mackay, W. and Fayard, AL. 1998, Designing Interactive Paper: Lessons from three Augmented Reality Projects In Proceedings ofIWAR’98, International Workshop on Augmented Reality. Natick, MA: A K Peters, Ltd. San Francisco, November 1998.
- Mackay, W., Fayard, AL., Frobert, L., and Medini, L. 1998. Reinventing the familiar :Exploring an Augmented Reality Design Space for Air Traffic Control In Proceedings of CHI'98 (Conference on Computer-Human Interactions), LA, USA.
Favorite Books + Authors
Social Media links, i.e., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
Please provide a brief description of your teaching philosophy
My teaching approach emphasizes experiential learning. All my courses are designed to allow and even encourage students to be active in the learning process. To achieve this objective, I do not tend to propose the “right” answer, but to provide students with multiple perspectives, inviting them to share their ideas and concerns as I believe students are key actors in the learning experience. My classes include group activities, simulations, and projects, and much of the learning experience comes from the experience of working in teams and of being involved in different activities.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Poly?
Diversity of students and their willingness to experiment with new approaches when they are offered to them.
Aside from textbooks, what other reading material would you recommend to your students?
I don’t use textbooks in my classes. Instead, I ask students to read articles (e.g. from Harvard Business Review), book chapters and books on topics we discussed in class. In my course on design thinking, I also invite them to go to museums, exhibitions, watch movies, etc.
Is there a particular person who has made a significant positive impact on your life?
I am lucky to have met many persons who have mattered in my life.
In my academic life, one of them was Gerry DeSanctis (http://galletta.business.pitt.edu/tributes/DeSanctis.html). I met Gerry when she was visiting INSEAD Singapore where I was faculty at the time. We started collaborating on several papers and she was a wonderful mentor and a friend, who unfortunately left too early. From her, I learnt many things among which: the art of writing detailed and constructive reviews, the belief that one can always write a better paper, yet should always give it a chance and not throw it in the paper bin and the confidence to use theories from other fields such as philosophy.
Outside interests or hobbies:
“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” (Winston Churchill)