Cristiano Storni is Lecturer in Interaction Design and Director of the MSc\MA in Interaction and Experience Design. He is senior member of the Interaction Design Centre. His research lies at the intersection of social science and design. He is interested in design theory and practices and has worked in different application areas: Health and Self Care, Web2.0, open hardware and software, and social innovation. He is a senior advisor of the Participatory Design Conference, advisor of the Design Research Soceity and part of the Editorial board of the International Journal of Co-design
Mikael Fernström is currently the Director of the Interaction Design Centre and a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick. He has managed and participated a numerous projects, in local, national, EU in international contexts. He is available for consultancy and research collaboration.
Gabriela Avram is Lecturer in Digital Media and Interaction Design in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and a senior member of the Interaction Design Centre. Building on a Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Knowledge Management background, her current research focuses on interaction design in urban environments and on the role of technology in supporting civic engagement of local communities.
Nora O’ Murchú is a curator and designer, whose research examines the intersections between the fields of art, design, software studies, and politics. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Limerick in Ireland. She is senior member of the Interaction Design Centre. Her multidisciplinary practice embraces narratives and fictions and results in objects, exhibitions, and interventions. Her research aims to help people understand how complex socio-technical systems are imagined, built and used. She has held positions as research associate for the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, and CRUMB at the University of Sunderland. During this period she has curated Run Computer, Run – a festival of new media art that explored emerging, and established contemporary, cultural, and critical issues that arise from artists intersections, and investigations with digital technology. She has curated exhibitions, and events for institutions including the Science Gallery, Rua Red, Resonate Festival in Belgrade, and White Box Gallery in New York.
Chris Exton holds a BSc in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Monash University, Melbourne). Before joining academia he worked in industry in several Software Engineering positions in Australia, Ireland and the UK. He has worked on a number of projects in the area of programmer psychology, software tools and related research methods, and lately in the area of medical decision support systems. He has researched and published in these areas for over 10 years, as well as taking an active role as a reviewer for the International Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution and The Software Quality Journal.
Giuseppe’s work spans live electronic performances, audiovisual compositions and media art. More recently he has developed a keen interest in those issues arising from the relationships between art and technology; a process that has so far led him to question under what forms and forces truly creative efforts may, or may not, arise. He performed live and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently he is Course Director for the BSc in Creative Media and Interaction Design at UL and he teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate (MA/MSc in Art & Technology) level.
Nicholas is the course director for the newly created MA/Msc in Art and Technology. He holds a PhD from the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queens University Belfast. His research explores physicality and effort in the context of digital musical instrument performance and design. Specifically he is interested in movement quality, systems for movement description, and their utility within a design context.