Meet Our Proto­teams

Prototeams are a unique DCODE feature. Teams of PhD researchers from various backgrounds work together in real-world contexts and develop scientific knowledge to prototype future design competences and professional practices.

Plumbing the Machine Learning Pipeline

Mireia Yurrita Semperena
Jacob Browne
Natalia-Rozalia Avlona
Pamela Gil Salas

We investigate how professionals from different fields (AI engineers, UX designers, and healthcare professionals) work together to collect and label data to train the AI. We aim to explore alternative design processes for ensuring that domain-specific knowledge is adequately transferred between people from different disciplines and between humans and AI in the form of data labels.

For this prototeam, we are partnering with Philips and MyTomorrows.

Our coach is Marco Rozendaal.

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  • Mireia Yurrita Semperena
  • Jacob Browne
  • Natalia-Rozalia Avlona
  • Pamela Gil Salas

Care + Play

Yuxi Liu
Rob Collins
Youngsil Lee
Aditi Surana
Sonja Rattay

We aim to engage with sensing technologies in varying contexts, ranging from homes to urban spaces. How to protect privacy and facilitate care is a shared challenge among healthcare providers, despite the different contexts in which the specific technology is put in use. Our aim is to develop design methods to investigate and envision future interactions between sensing technologies, care receivers, and the care network around them from the standpoint of the affected.

For this prototeam, we are partnering with AMS, ACRC, and ClearBoxAI. ​​

Our coach is Larissa Pschetz.

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  • Yuxi Liu
  • Rob Collins
  • Youngsil Lee
  • Aditi Surana
  • Sonja Rattay

Sensing in the Wild

Grace Turtle
Carlos Guerrero Millan
Seda Özçetin
Mugdha Patil

We expose and map tensions arising from predictive crowdsensing systems, using AMS initiatives to locate and better understand sensor networks and their implications on public spheres of life within Amsterdam. We aim to design new scenarios for public engagement and novel uses of sensing technologies.

For this prototeam, we are partnering with AMS and Open Future.

Our coach is Roy Bendor.

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  • Grace Turtle
  • Carlos Guerrero Millan
  • Seda Özçetin
  • Mugdha Patil