Anne-Laure   Fayard

Anne-Laure Fayard

Associate Professor

Department of Technology Management and Innovation

Journal Articles

  • 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


Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive Science

Ecole Polytechnique

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

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.

In Recent School News

Who Moved My Cube?

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
Research, 1993-1995


• 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
(Fall 2012)
• Nominated as an Outstanding University Innovator for the Dell Social Innovation
Challenge (Summer 2012)

Research Interests

  • 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