Student supervision

I am open to supervising Master and PhD students working on Interaction Design and HCI, aligned with the following themes:

Somaesthetic Design, the use of first and second-person research methods, and how these articulate knowledge for design use. This involves a strong commitment to rigorously documenting personal experience, as well as performing self-experiments.

I have a particular interest in the application of the Focusing technique, Micro phenomenology and other introspective practices as methods for interaction design. Through my doctoral dissertation, I was the first researcher to generate a methodology around Focusing, involving design ideation, theory and prototyping. You can find more information here.

I am also interested in supervising theses dealing with the topic of expanded embodiment, and more specifically, the transference of subjective and bodily experience through sensory tools.

Topics dealing with design methods user-centred design and artistic research are also part of my interests.

Master students

  • María Campo Wojtuk – Design of Smart Wearable Button Interactions for Women’s Street Safety in Stockholm. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2022.
  • Lin Liu – Applying Focusing to Design Somaesthetic Translations for interpreting Chu Ci. Technische Universität Berlin, 2022. Link to dissertation
  • Betzabe Salinas Tovar – Share my Meal: A Social Catalyst for Interactions around Food. KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Awarded 2021. Link to dissertation
  • Karolin Valaszkai – Seeing feelingly through the Feet: A Design Space for Micro Opportunities. KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Awarded 2021. Link to dissertation
  • Pepi Nedkova – Friendship & Collaboration: Girls Partnering in a Storytelling- Motivated Programming Experience. KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Awarded 2021. Link to dissertation


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