Interactive Institute’s Ramia Mazé granted funding for a three-year research fellowship

1 December, 2009 - 15:28

Today, VINNOVA announced the latest researchers that will be funded for research fellowships through the program “VINNMER – Marie Curie international qualification”, and we are very pleased to announce that Dr. Ramia Mazé is included.Ramia will lead a project, “Designing Social Innovation”, as a collaboration between the Interactive Institute and the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, US, where she will be situated part time during the project period. Aimed at advancing interaction design research directed at sustainable technology development, the project will result in theories, methods, innovation models and demonstrators. The project will grow research groups in both locations and an international academic and industrial network.

Ramia is a design researcher, manager and educator focusing on
participatory and critical methods for developing technology systems
and products. At the Interactive Institute in Sweden since 2001, she
has been involved in interdisciplinary and international research
projects, including Switch!, IT+Textiles, Static! Energy Awareness, Public Play Spaces and Smart-Its. She has been director of the institute's studio Design Göteborg (RE:FORM) and is currently a project leader in the Design Research Unit in Stockholm. She lectures at postgraduate art, design and technology programs and is on the Experience Design faculty at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Her academic background is in interaction design, computer-related
design and architecture, in which she has received a PhD, MA(RCA), and
BA, respectively.

Read the press release here (in Swedish): Forskare på Interactive Institute får finansiering för treårig internationell forskarmeritering.