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Lab Talk: Fabulating Radical Care and Accountability in Design by Daniela Rosner on Nov 21 at 10 in 3A18


Lab Talk: An Anatomy of Slow Technology Research Products by Will Odom – August 12 at 11.30

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Lab Talk: Data-driven design of healthcare services

Maria Karampela

Maria Karampela is a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen and will share her research with us.

A paradigm shift in the provision of healthcare services is taking place, which can be credited to various factors such as a demographic change of the global population. Global demographics change is posed by an increase of the ageing population (WHO, 2015). In addition to that, an increase in life expectancy (OECD, 2019) and improvements in acute care treatment and diagnosis of diseases have contributed towards chronification of diseases that previously considered life terminal (Bedard, 2019; Jacobson, 2018).

Traditional healthcare services are often designed to manage health conditions in disconnected and fragmented ways so that in many cases they are not responding to users’ information needs. To support this change, future healthcare services need to respond to users’ information needs in connected ways. The emergence of connected health services paradigm and the potential of utilization of Big data in preventive and personalized care has been envisioned to enable personalized care, without jeopardizing the quality of services, while reducing expenditures (Koster, 2016). To achieve that, the role of data is essential (Raghupathi & Raghupathi, 2014).

Taking into consideration the above, my research seeks to answer the following question: How to model the use of healthcare services based on data-driven perceptions of users?

Lab Talk: Microbes on the Mind

Monday the 25th March at 9.30 in the IxD Lab 

Associate Professor Louise Whiteley from the University of Copenhagen, Medical Museion and the National Institute of Public Health, and Adam Bencard, co-curator of the Mind the Gut exhibition at the Medical Museion will join us to discuss the implications of emerging research on the mind/gut connection. This is part of our Gut Feeling project where we’re attempting to design self-tracking tools that can reflect the new knowledge that our mental states are influenced by the bacteria in our gut. 


Lab Talk: The exocollective

Friday March 15 at 13 in the IxD lab

The exocollective is an organic grouping with multiple stakeholders engaging for shorter or longer periods of time, all connected by a shared interest in doing speculative explorations of interactive design, art, and technology.


Lab Talk: IoT in the Home


Hiking Hybrid Paths: Craft, Performance, Interaction

On November 25. from 13:00 to 14:00 Michael Nitsche from Georgia Tech will give a talk on Hiking Hybrid Paths. (more…)

Object Ecology

On December 9. from 13:00 to 14:00 Tom Jenkins from Georgia Tech will give a talk on Object Ecology. (more…)

Design encounters with non-human others

Li Jönsson from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, will give a talk on Design encounters with non-human others, 18th November at 14:00 in IxD Lab.


The downgrade path: Conviviality in infrastructural decay

Marisa Cohn, assistant professor at ITU and member of the TiP and IxD research groups, will be holding a talk on November 5. in the IxD Lab.


Exploring materials through design practices

Vasiliki is doing her PhD at KTH in stockholm with Ylva Fernaeus and is visiting ITU the rest of the year sitting in IxD lab! On October 8. She did a talk on Exploring materials through design practices.


Electronics, computers and mechanics and my paint, brush and canvas.

On Thursday the 24th of September, we had a visit from Christian Liljedahl from art collective Illutron (


Senses & Futures

Julka Almquist from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago visited ITU and gave an extraordinary lab talk September 17, on Senses & Futures.


IxD Lab Talks Fall 2015

September 24: Christian Liljedahl from Illutron:

October 8: Vasiliki Tsaknaki, visiting researcher from KTH:

November 5: Marisa Cohn from ITU, on Technical Obsolescence

November 18 @14:00: Li Jönsson from KADK, on Design encounters with non-human others

November 25 from 13:00 to 14:00: Michael Nitsche from Georgia Tech

December 9 from 13.00 to 14.00: Tom Jenkins from Georgia Tech, on Object Ecology

Lab Talk thursday at 14

On Thursday at 14 Rita Maldonado Branco will give a lab talk on: Communicating with people with dementia

Thesis Presentation

Nina Mørch Pedersen and Morten Winter will present their thesis on may 12th!


Hacking with Chinese Characteristics

Silvia Lindtner is giving a Lab Talk on May 7 at 14:00


Extra: Garnet Hertz

Garnet Hertz will visit ITU and IxD lab on October 3 at 4-5 pm and have an open conversation on Critical Making

Play Matters

Miguel Sicart is giving a Lab Talk on November 13 at 13.

An exciting visit


Designing Material

Paul Nicholas will give a Lab Talk on Oktober 31 from 13-14