Staff – University of Copenhagen

Maria Menendez Blanco

Maria Menendez Blanco

Postdoc

My research focuses on interaction design and society by designing interventions on issues of public interest. My research is guided by practice-based design research. My research agenda is developing methods for societal engagement in interaction design. In my PhD thesis, I investigated how interaction design can facilitate democratic forms of participation. My thesis is a methodological contribution for interaction design to enable people concerned about an issue relevant in society to gather together and act on it. Currently, I am investigating how interaction design can facilitate participation in computing. As part of this interest, Pernille Bjørn and I have started FemTech.dk, a research project that tries to open up different perspectives on computing.

Primary fields of research

Interaction Design; CSCW; HCI; critical design; publics

Teaching

Interaction Design course at Communication and IT (University of Copenhagen)

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