Lorans Alabood is a Ph.D. candidate in Computational Media Design (CMD) at the University of Calgary. Lorans has a bachelor degree in Architecture Engineering and a Master’s degree in Housing Science. Lorans has a long academic and industrial research experience. During his master’s, he was interested in using computer software to simulate and analyze building performance parameters such as sunlight, daylight, shading, ventilation, and energy. After he graduated, he worked as a researcher for Thomson Reuters, Malaysia branch. Since September 2016, he became more interested in human-environment interaction, specifically how smart home technology can make our houses responsive to our special needs. In his Ph.D. research, he focuses on designing an open-ended smart home to support aging in place for seniors with neurocognitive disorders. In addition, Lorans works as a Sessional Instructor at the department of computer science teaching Human-Computer Interaction. In his free time, he enjoys playing the Piano, kayaking, hiking and when it is very cold in Alberta, he enjoys reading and writing Sci-Fi stories.