Authors of the present issue



Table of contents 




John Arango-Flórez


Magister in Architecture, Architect, and researcher. Professor in Architecture Faculty at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín campus. My research field is about relationship between domestic space and inhabitants through daily life things and activities in Andean tropics. My last researches turned around the importance of furniture in architectural design, especially in home and educative spaces. 



Michael W. Beach 


is a PhD student and instructor in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington with over 5 years of experience across research and design activities. Their work focuses on design interventions that practitioners can adapt to align speculative & more-than-human values within a design context, with a focus on issues of climate change & social justice. Beach holds bachelor's degrees in HCDE and Comparative History of Ideas, both from the University of Washington.




Laurens Boer


Laurens Boer is Associate Professor of Interaction Design in the Digital Design department at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he is affiliated with the IxD Lab. He is head of the Master Program in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies (K-DDIT). 



Alma Leora Culén 


is a professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Her research interests are at the intersection of interaction design and transition design and focused on complex multifaceted entanglements of everyday life and digital technologies. She is also invested in finding ways to educate informatics students in responsible design and innovation for social good, often in collaboration with industrial partners and non-profit organizations.



Eva Durall Gazulla


is a post-doctoral researcher in the GenZ project, at the INTERACT research unit at the University of Oulu. In her work, she explores the relations between learning and technology. She is interested in the design of environments that support learners’ agency and critical engagement. To this aim, she has adopted an interdisciplinary approach that builds on science and technology studies, collaborative and constructive design, media studies, as well as on learning and education. She builds on participatory design methods to foster discussion and dialogue with stakeholders throughout the research and design process. Ensuring the process includes diversity of actors and approaches is a central concern in her design and research work towards equitable tools and systems.Throughout her career, she has participated in several research and innovation projects dealing with the use of ICT in higher and Primary Education, as well as in informal and non-formal learning. She has also coordinated international reports on technology forecasts in learning and education, as well as co-design processes in learning design.



Grace Eden


is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human-Centered Design at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIITD). Her research examines transformations in people’s behaviour, communication practices, and interaction when using new technologies. Using qualitative fieldwork methods to identify requirements, improve usefulness and usability and identify implications for how new technologies transform social life.



Eva Eriksson


is an associate professor at Aarhus University in Denmark, with a PhD from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Eva specializes in interaction design methodology including participatory design, and in designing interactive technologies in both formal and informal educational contexts.



Rocío Fatás Arana


is Assistant Director for Interaction Design at UID - Karnavati University in India. She teaches courses across Human-Centered Design, HCI and Visual Communication. She has a strong interest in Critical and Speculative Design practices as a means to explore unconventional modes of awareness amongst students. Her work seeks to balance technical know-how and artistic creativity to promote knowledge and reflection.



Claudia Fernandez-Silva


PhD in Design and Creation, Master of Arts in Design, Industrial Designer, researcher and professor in clothing design. My research fields are body dressed in design theory and dress as a social project of the body. Author of the books Of Dresses and Bodiesand The Depth of Appearance: Contributions to a Clothing Design Theory. 




Tyler Fox


is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is an artist, designer, researcher, technologist, and educator. His work focuses on the ways in which nonhuman relations shape our experience of, and relationship to, the surrounding world. His teaching fosters interdisciplinary research and design by nourishing student-centered projects that incorporate critical theory into creative, practice-based research. He holds a PhD from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia; an MFA in Intermedia from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand; and bachelor’s degrees in Art History and Comparative History of Ideas, both from the University of Washington.



David Philip Green


is a designer, documentary maker, and senior researcher on Design Research Works. His work focuses on design research and interactive nonfiction, drawing on participatory and ethnographic methodologies. He has an MA in Film Studies and a PhD in Computer Science from Newcastle University.



Anne-Marie Hansen


is an assistant professor at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University, Sweden. Her research focuses on interaction design, co-design and relational design for eco-social innovation.



Heidi Hartikainen


is a postdoctoral researcher in human-centred design and digitalization at University of Oulu, Finland. Her research interests concern adolescent online safety and privacy, and adolescents as technology designers and makers. She is currently involved in research focusing on empowerment through critical design, digital fabrication and making.



Frank Heidmann


is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and head of the Interaction Design Lab (IDL) at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. With his research group, he explores the field of human-computer interaction, with a particular interest in prototyping in Research through Design, design methods, geovisualization, virtual and augmented reality, and user interfaces in smart cities and urban futures. Prior to joining the University, he was head of the Competence Center for Human-Computer Interaction at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart.



Jenni Holappa


is a researcher assistant at University of Oulu. Currently, she is working on a project regarding critical design and making with children.



Netta Iivari


is a Professor in Information Systems and research unit leader of INTERACT research unit in University of Oulu. Her long lasting research interest concerns understanding and strengthening people's participation in shaping and making their digital futures. Recently, her research has focused on empowerment of children through critical design and making. Her research is strongly influenced by interpretive and critical research traditions.



Tom Jenkins


is Associate Professor of Interaction Design in the Digital Design department at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he is affiliated with the IxD Lab and the Center for Digital Welfare. He leads K-DDIT’s specialisation in interaction design.



Kay Kender


is a doctoral student and teaching assistant at the Vienna University of Technology’s Human-Computer Interaction Group. Drawing from their investigative design education and experience, their research and teaching critically engages the societal role of technology and resulting questions of ethics and equity. They are currently examining speculative and participatory design as methods for justice in the context of an ongoing project exploring the design power of social media.



Marianne Kinnula


is an Associate Professor in human-centred design and digitalization at University of Oulu. Her research is in the crossroads of Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction; she is interested in the sustainable use of technology in our everyday lives at different levels: individual, organisational and societal. Social inclusion, empowerment, and ethical stance in technology development and use are in the heart of her research.



Essi Kinnunen


is a research assistant at University of Oulu. Currently, she is working on a project regarding critical design and making with children.



Sirkku Kotilainen


is a Professor of media education at Tampere University. Her work has an educational perspective to youth uses of social media and their digital literacies. Her interest is in methodological development as well, especially in collaborative practices with young people as experiential experts. In her work, digital literacy is understood as critical research together with practice-based orientation.



Lenneke Kuijer


is Assistant Professor in the Future Everyday group at the Industrial Design Department of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. She is interested in the relation between social and technical change in everyday life. Through her research she develops methods and tools to help designers get a better grip on the longer term, broader societal impacts of their design decisions. In this work she combines social practice theories, critical STS work and design research. Her current work focuses on the future of summer comfort in Dutch households, aiming to find alternatives to energy intensive artificial cooling dependencies.



Joseph Lindley 


is a research fellow at Lancaster University where he leads Design Research Works, a project that gathers evidence and promotes the value of Design-led Research. He is a specialist in Design Fiction and holds a PhD in Digital Innovation.



Juan David Mira-Duque


Magister in Design and Interactive creation, Clothing and industrial Designer, teacher, and researcher. My design theory approach is about the importance of the concept of function in design. My interests are focused on sport design, functional clothing, and Science fiction bodies.



Tonja Molin-Juustila


is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Oulu. Her current research interests include working with diverse groups of people in participatory, inclusive and design contexts and establishing working relationships with diverse participants. Her interests in design focus on smart digital things and environments bringing joy and inspiration for diverse people. In addition, the digital transformation of everyday life in general and of social interventions and services in particular are of particular interest to her.



Elisabet M. Nilsson


holds a position as Assistant professor in Interaction design the School of Arts and Communication (K3), Malmö University in Sweden. Her research focus on participatory design, co-design practices and issues related to values and ethics in technology design.



Jussi Okkonen


is an Associate Professor of sociotechnical environments at Tampere University. His work is about how technology affects people's everyday life. He is interested in different use contexts and users. Digital literacy underpins the topics as understanding how technology plays a central role in sustainable digital existence is about behaviour. In sociotechnical context human-technology interaction, especially information ergonomics is one of the key topics.



Natalia Pérez-Orrego 


PhD in Design and Creation, Master in architecture, art and ephemeral spaces, Industrial Designer. Professor, researcher, and explorer of creative participation towards provocation of meaning. My interests are focused on experiences and interfaces design that stimulate critical and creative participation for discussion of social controversy issues, as a way to create stakeholders’ empathy, engagement, and transformation to face contemporary socio-cultural problems.



Peter Purgathofer


is associate professor at the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology at Vienna University of Technology. His research is set in the area of information technology and design, ranging from hands-on UX design to policies and societal questions. He is coordinator for the media and human-centered computing master curriculum, and long-time member of the curricular commission for informatics. He teaches the novel »Ways of thinking in informatics« introductory course, as well as a number of master level courses on explorative design, gameful design and related areas.



Holly Robbins


is an applied researcher, academic and critical thinker working across a number of contexts and domains of expertise with a particular focus on responsible innovation, internet technologies, sustainability, and the energy transition. Her passion lies in doing critical design research into the relations between emerging technologies and society to not only understand what are the challenges at hand, but to synthesize what those challenges mean for change and innovation. She obtained her PhD at Delft University of Technology, and worked as a Postdoc at the TU Eindhoven at the touching points of speculative design, posthuman design and the energy transition.



Paula L. Schuster


is a lecturer and research associate at the Interaction Design Lab (IDL) of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Her expertise is in participatory design methodology at the intersection of industrial, interface and service design. In her PhD, she investigates knowledge production by prototyping in Research through Design.



Ole Sejer Iversen


is Professor in Interaction Design at the Department of Information Studies and Director of the Center for Computational Thinking and Design at Aarhus University, Denmark. His research is in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Participatory Design with a particular focus on children and teenagers.



Sumita Sharma


is an Academy of Finland Postdoc researcher at the INTERACT Research Unit at the University of Oulu. Her research focuses on empowerment, inclusion, and accessibility through technology use, design, and making with children across the world. In her current project, she employs participatory approaches to design and discuss ethical AI with an emphasis on fairness and human agency and oversight in algorithmic decision-making.



Nicholas Sebastian Stevens


has worked as a practicing designer for over 20 years. He works and teaches across the fields of Product and Interaction design with a focus on tangible interactions. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Informatics at the University of Oslo exploring ways of designing and producing more sustainable, local, and bespoke physical-digital objects that work to increase civic engagement.



Jordi Tost 


is a lecturer and research associate at the Interaction Design Lab (IDL) of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. His research focuses on experimental design processes, methods and approaches in Research through Design, built on critical and speculative design practices. In his PhD at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, he investigates the potential of Inconvenient Design as a practice-based counter-approach towards more responsible, reflective and conscious ways of undergoing design.



Inês Veiga


is a freelance graphic designer who specializes in participatory processes to tackle ‘the right to the city’, active citizenship, social change, and sustainability issues. Co-founder and board member of NGO 'Locals Approach' (since 2014). Recently she was member of the Scientific Committee of the 2021 Edition of the Porto Design Biennale. Inês also works as an assistant professor at the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon and at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Lusíada University. She holds a P.hD. Degree in Design from the Lisbon School of Architecture, University of Lisbon (2020). Collaborated with the CODE - Center for Codesign Research at the Royal Danish Academy (2016). Participant of the first edition of the “!mpact Design for Social Change” Course at SVA – School of Visual Arts (2010). Graduate in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (2008).



Leena Ventä-Olkkonen


is a postdoctoral researcher in human-centred design and digitalization at University of Oulu, Finland. Her research interests concern empowerment of children and people in the risk of social exclusion through design and Making. Her research has focused on participatory and critical design and making with children and understanding children’s digitalized everyday life and practices.