My work engages with the possibilities, and contradictions of participating in the creation of environments, tools and media that afford more relational and caring interactions among, and between people and their environment. In particular, I have studied how the design of communication and information technologies shape the social outcomes, practices and horizons of possibilities for communities and collectives. This I have done multiple domains ranging from everyday life projects to scientific endeavors. Currently I work at INUSE research group doing synthesis research about what it takes to get collaborative design done.
I work as project lead/designer in externally funded R&D projects in the Arki research group at Media Lab. In my research I am interested in understanding theoretical and practical implications of broad participation in creative design processes. In particular I want to look at how can we design with care and contribute more to sustain commons? I would like to understand better how these two activities might relate to “innovation”. One attempt at that is my dissertation. In my design work I explore services, media formats, genres and technologies for collectives, communities and their social practices.
Besides being involved in R&D Projects, I do supervision of MA thesis and tutor students (mostly from the MA in New Media, but also from other departments). If you are an Aalto student, need help with your MA work and you think you might benefit from talking to me, send an abstract and your topic to me by email and perhaps we can talk.
During Spring 2016 I teach:
New Media Concepts for the Third Sector a Study project in the MA program in New Media open to all ARTS students
As a practitioner I have worked in design consultancies and multiple R&D projects as user interfase and interaction designer. I do occasional consultancy and service design gigs, mostly through Suo&Co a collective design research studio. I have a BA in Industrial Design (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and an MA Product and Strategic Design (Aalto ARTS - formerly TAIK). I obtained my Doctor of Arts degree from Aalto ARTS in New Media. Before returning to Aalto I worked at the department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu (FIN). I am also adjunct professor (docent) at the Faculty of of Architecture and Design of Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá (COL)
I have worked in design consultancies and New Media and ICT projects as concept, user interfase and interaction designer. I still do ocassional consultancy and design gigs. I have a BA. in Industrial Design (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and an MA Product and Strategic Design (Aalto ARTS - formerly TAIK). I obtained my Doctor of Arts degree in 2013 from Aalto ARTS.
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