David Struzek is a PhD student at the Information Systems department, especially IT for the Ageing Society at the University of Siegen. He explores how people in urban public spaces can be supported in their physical movement or motivated by technical interactive systems. Furthermore, his interests lie in the design of good usability and UX with the support of creative methods.
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Katerina Cerna is a Post Doc at the Information Systems department, especially IT for the Ageing Society at the University of Siegen. She is interested in how participatory design can be used to facilitate learning to be well with her background in educational sciences and HCI.
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Richard Paluch is a PhD student at the Information Systems department, especially IT for the Ageing Society at the University of Siegen. His research focuses on the robotization of care. Possibilities and limits of robotic systems for nursing are analyzed and standards for reasoning and assessment are developed for people in need of care.
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Sven Bittenbinder is a PhD student at the Information Systems department, especially IT for the Ageing Society at the University of Siegen. He is working in the area of accessible software and how to sensitize and support the general public to include vulnerable groups in everyday life and in the use of new technologies.
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Lydia Stamato is a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (US). She is interested in community-engaged research with a focus on youth and marginalized populations, participatory design of learning tools and experiences, and creative practice as a means of knowledge generation and communication.
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Arlind Reuter is a PhD student at Open Lab, Newcastle University (UK). Working interdisciplinary within the fields of HCI and gerontology, her work explores ways in which digital technologies and in particular community media can support civic participation in later life. As part of this participatory action research project, she was involved with setting up the Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative, a UK network of older radio content creators.
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Özge Subasi is an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University, and the Director of the Futurewell: Co-creation and Wellbeing Group, the first participatory design research and wellbeing lab in Turkey. Ozge’s research is on co-creation with underserved populations, on topics such as assistive technologies, gerontechnology, social and situational aspects of access and the new forms of neighborhoods. Ozge’s most recent project is on crafting innovative remote tools for reciprocal wisdom, skills exchange, and well-being in later life.
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Foad Hamidi is an assistant professor in Human-Centered Computing at the Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (US). His research focuses on community-based participatory design, DIY assistive technology design research, and community engagement. He is currently co-leading an NSF-funded research project on providing free mesh network internet access during and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crises to low-income urban communities.
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John Vines is Professor of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on participatory approaches to design and the participatory qualities of digital technologies. He has conducted research on a wide range of subjects negotiating issues of vulnerability, such as working in health and social care settings, in ethically charged contexts, and collaborating with marginalised communities.
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Claudia Müller has a professorship in Information Systems, especially IT for the Ageing Society at the University of Siegen (Germany) and is also a professor at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences at Careum Hochschule Gesundheit (Switzerland). Her professorship focuses in teaching and research on information technology-based solutions to the challenges and problems of demographic change. Objectives are aimed at maintaining and increasing the social participation of older people, their mobility and independence, as well as the maintenance or improvement of domestic well-being and health in old age.
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