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ITU
Joanna Saad-Sulonen

Joanna Saad-Sulonen

Assistant Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Building: 5D20

Information Desk: 72185000

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I am interested in the topic of participation, particularly in the way civic participation intersects with participation in the design of digital services and technology. I am curious about possibilities for commons-based and communal IT as well as understanding the processes of participatory IT design as they unfold over time. Empirically, I have studied the way groups of citizens self-organize around topics of interests, how they use information technologies for that purpose, and what type of design work is at hand in such configurations. My theoretical and conceptual framework draws from Scandinavian participatory design, design research, civic participation, the commons, and computer supported collaborative work. I am working with concepts such as artifact ecologies, infrastructures, and infrastructuring. I usually follow an ethnographic approach, often combined with participatory design interventions, to collect rich qualitative data. 

In terms of societal and industry impact, I aim through my research to bring forward a democratic sensitivity to the design of digital services and IT in and across the private and public sectors, highlighting the need to engage people as citizens that have agency in shaping their digital landscapes.

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    Research areas

  • Civic engagement, Co-design, Participatory Design, Design research, Ethnography, Service Design, Commons, Urban issues, CSCW

Research outputs (8)

  1. Published
  2. Published

    (Challenges and Opportunities of) Documentation Practices of Self-Organized Urban Initiatives.

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Unfolding participation over time in the design of IT

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalEditorialResearchpeer-review

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Research Activities (4)

  1. The Long Now of the Commons

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. City Street 3

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Participatory Design Conference 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in workshop, seminar, course

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Recent activities and conferences

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