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Research Interests

My research is in Interaction Design and related areas of Human Computer-Interaction, Social Sciences and Humanities. My work is centred on the design of physical-digital artefacts that enable people to engage with speculative scenarios or complex issues such as implications of autonomous systems. I am particularly interested in socio-technological narratives and how they can influence and be shaped by design practice. I'm currently focused on 3 areas of research:

Inclusive IoT: how Internet of Things systems can be designed to better integrate groups that are at the periphery of dominant narratives of technological development. Recent projects include Bitbarista, the Autonomous Energy Devices (Gigbliss Hairdryers and Karma Kettles) and CariCrop. 

Temporal Design: as an attempt to look at time as emerging out of relations between cultural, social, economic and political forces. The concept was the basis of my PhD, and is discussed in subsequent publications at InteractionsDRS2016 proceedings and Design Studies.

Biodesign: how the consideration of biological systems can expand our understanding of artefacts, systems and social relationships.

 

Administrative Roles

Programme Director of Product Design BA (Hons)

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  • Biopolis Workshop #2

    Phillip Gough (Organiser), Larissa Pschetz (Organiser), Leigh-Anne Hepburn (Organiser) & Martin Tomitsch (Organiser)

    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  • Speculative Design and Public Policy

    Larissa Pschetz (Invited speaker)

    23 Jan 2020

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  • Biopolis Workshop #1

    Larissa Pschetz (Organiser), Phillip Gough (Organiser), Leigh-Anne Hepburn (Organiser) & Martin Tomitsch (Organiser)

    10 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  • Biopolis Workshop #3

    Leigh-Anne Hepburn (Organiser), Phillip Gough (Organiser), Larissa Pschetz (Organiser) & Martin Tomitsch (Organiser)

    12 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  • Human-Computer Interaction (Journal)

    Larissa Pschetz (Guest editor), William Odom (Guest editor), Daniela Petrelli (Guest editor) & Amon Rapp (Guest editor)

    Jan 2020Jul 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

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