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I am a seasoned scholar specializing in User Research and Participatory Design.

I specialize in qualitative and intervention-oriented methodologies. My focus is on deeply understanding and prioritizing end-users’ needs, wishes, and practices. This approach ensures meaningful stakeholder involvement, driving the strategic development of business and product designs. My journey includes leading diverse research teams and mentoring, managing projects, excelling in grant writing, authoring scientific articles and technical reports, as well as developing effective research design.

My expertise also extends to education and mentorship, where I have a proven track record in teaching, mentoring, and supervising at bachelor, master and professional training levels.

Through my active role in international EU-funded research and innovation projects, I gained domain-specific experience and knowledge in various fields, including community energy, smart energy socio-technical systems, open-source software community development, and urban and grassroots social innovation movements.

I am actively seeking new challenges and opportunities, both within and outside the academic sphere, to leverage my expertise in innovative and impactful ways. If you’re looking for a skilled professional committed to excellence in User Research and Participatory Design, I welcome you to contact me to explore how we can collaborate.