Sonja Pedell is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Digital Media Design at Swinburne University (Melbourne) since January 2012. She is leading the Future Self and Design Living Lab hosted by the Centre for Design Innovation and is Academic Director for Research Development.
Her research interests are user-centred design methods and the design of engaging novel and social technologies for various user groups, in particular for the ageing population. Sonja holds a Masters of Psychology from the Technical University of Berlin and was employed as an Interaction Designer, Usability Consultant and Product Manager in industry for several year.
Sonja will speak at the workshop “Emotion-led technology design: an enabler for older adults”