Collective Members

Meet: Amel B.

Hi there! Firstly, thank you for taking some time off of your day to read this short personal introduction. I am Amel and I have joined Professor Janne Lindqvist’s research group in the CS department at Aalto after completing my MSc (Tech.) degree in Information Security and Cryptography. During my last semester, I have completed my thesis work… Continue reading Meet: Amel B.

Meet: André Santos

Olá! I am André, a Portuguese soul wandering in the snowfields (and green nature) of Helsinki. am particularly interested in holistic and multidisciplinary approaches with a focus on analytic and systemic thinking. My passion lies in strategic design and sustainable impact. As a hybrid designer, I tackle complex challenges by addressing people as part of an… Continue reading Meet: André Santos

Meet: Martina Dahm

Ciao! I am Martina and currently I am pursuing my masters degree at Aalto University. I am studying a combination of sustainability, design, and development and exploring how design can be used in the development field and particularly in crisis settings. At the moment I am finishing my thesis that is about Finnish experts in… Continue reading Meet: Martina Dahm

Meet: Sid Rao

My name is Sid Rao. I am a public interest technologist, and security and privacy researcher at Aalto University and Nokia- Bell Labs. My research covers a wide range of security and privacy issues that naturally exposes me to the trans-disciplinary world where technology meets society, policies, ethics, and law. As a public interest technologist,… Continue reading Meet: Sid Rao

Meet: Natalia Villaman

Hello! I’m Natalia. Thanks for your interest in reading more about us! Here’s a little bit about me and my background. Throughout the years, I have explored different areas, allowing me to consolidate the experience and knowledge gained and fuse them into my everyday. Originally, I hold a BA in Graphic Design and Advertisement, and… Continue reading Meet: Natalia Villaman

Meet: Floris van der Marel

Hey everybody, my name is Floris and I am currently doing my doctoral studies at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and Aalto University in Finland studying power and agency in participatory design. In particular, my research focuses on experiences and tactics of diverse people as they participate in organisational change-making, with a rural healthcare facility… Continue reading Meet: Floris van der Marel

Meet: Nitin Sawhney

Nitin Sawhney is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. As a human-centered design researcher he examines the critical role of technology, civic media, and urban interventions in crisis and contested spaces. Nitin engages user experience design, participatory action research, sensory ethnography, and multi-modal (speech/audio) approaches for complex contexts of human-machine interaction.… Continue reading Meet: Nitin Sawhney

Meet: Henriette Friis

Hi hello, My name is Henriette and I’m a Danish designer specialising in sustainability. As a practitioner and researcher I seek to explore ways for design to affect not only the built environment, but also policies, strategies and society at large. My approach to design is led by values and powered by empathy, with the… Continue reading Meet: Henriette Friis