Organizers


Iohanna Nicenboim is a Microsoft-funded PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Her research is practice-based and focuses on human-AI partnership in the context of the future of work. She is the author of several award-winning design fictions highlighting the ethics of living with smart technologies in future everyday life. She is a ThingsCon Fellow, and a recipient of the Internet of Things Awards for Design Fiction in 2015/6.

Elisa Giaccardi is Professor and Chair of Interaction Design at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. From 2018, she is also a Guest Professor in Post-industrial Design at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Her research engages conceptually and methodologically with how connected things, which hold now both perception and agency, participate in design and use in ways that previous industrially produced objects could not. She is the author of Heritage and Social Media: Understanding Heritage in a Participatory Culture (Routledge 2012), and over 100 journal articles and conference papers.

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard is an interaction designer and researcher exploring critical and feminist design of intimate technologies, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health. In 2018, she received a PhD degree in Interaction Design from Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research methodology interweaves research through design, feminist HCI and design fiction. Marie Louise holds a position as Postdoctoral Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, where she is affiliated with the Digital Women’s Health research team.



Anuradha Reddy is a PhD candidate of Interaction Design at the Internet of Things and People Research Center, Malmö University, Sweden. Grounded in feminist ethics, her work attempts to show how a feminist approach can pave the way for a total re-orientation of how IoT should be developed and used. Anuradha has an interdisciplinary background in Engineering and Design that combines her ability to prototype and experiment with novel design methods such as thing ethnography.

Yolande Strengers is Associate Professor of Digital Technology and Society at Monash University. Her research spans the fields of digital sociology, human-computer interaction and Science and Technology Studies to investigate the sustainability and gender effects of smart technologies in everyday life. Yolande currently leads the Energy Futures Research Program in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab. She is author of Smart energy technologies in everyday life (Palgrave MacMillan 2013), Social practices and dynamic non-humans (2018), and over 50 journal articles and conference papers.

James Pierce is an Assistant Professor of Interaction Design at the University of Washington (beginning September 2020) and a researcher at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Pierce's research uses design to understand and address challenging social issues through the production of critical insights and forward-looking alternatives. His current research focuses on privacy, security, and ethical challenges connected to the rise of interactive, networked, and data-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Johan Redstrom is Professor in design at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, Sweden. He has previously been Rector of Umeå Institute of Design, and before that Design Director of the Interactive Institute, Sweden. Working with a research through design approach based on combining experimental practice with design philosophy, he has done research in areas such as emerging technologies and traditional materials, design and sustainability. His most recent books are Making Design Theory (MIT Press 2017), and Changing Things: The Future of Objects in a Digital World together with Heather Wiltse (Bloomsbury 2018).