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.


Last update: February 2022


Articles published on IXD&A:


•  In Pursuit of Inclusive and Diverse Digital Futures: Exploring the Potential of Design Fiction in Education of Children, N.51, pp. 219 - 248,  abstractdownload



• People lining up to use a cool new gadget in the city? Surprise and variety in technology appropriation of multipurpose public displays, N.29, 2016, pp. 136 - 158, abstractdownload