Dr. Marianne Markowski
Short talk 1: Co-design, collaborative design or participatory design?
My short talk explores the different interpretations of the word co-design and how it can be understood in different contexts. The perspectives range from HCI, systems design, participatory design to innovative and transformative design perspectives. I further offer a view on the applicability of co-design from a UX practitioner perspective and my personal definition of co-design, which I developed as a researcher researching with older people.
Short talk 2: Cross-disciplinary views of affective experiences through research skills development
This short talk constitutes a work-in-progress report of our activities in knowledge and skills development when examining affective experiences in online and offlinecultural encounters. The presentation will engage with the different understandings of disciplinary viewpoints around the topic and argue that ‘affective experiences’ are understood and researched in very diverse ways.
Marianne Markowski has recently completed her PhD studies into designing online social interaction for and with older people. Her practice-based investigation looked at design processes as well as creative design practice (e.g. Teletalker prototype). With her research she explored different forms of participant and researcher engagements.
She currently works as a freelance UX designer and researcher before joining University of Greenwich’s Centre for Positive Ageing as a research fellow.
Alongside academia Marianne has been working in user experience design and user research for over a decade. She has evaluated a wide range of software and platforms starting from kiosk, desktop, interactive television to mobile applications and handsets. She led and worked on UX projects B2C and B2B in the retail, banking, education, mobile and government sectors.
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