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Dr. Bettina Nissen

  • Research through design
    Human-data Interaction
    Data experiences
    Design justice
Prototyping alternative forms of socio-economic value and business models is key to ensure a sustainable digital future.

Bettina Nissen is a Lecturer in Interaction Design and researcher at the Institute for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Her practice-based design research focuses on engaging audiences with complex technological concepts and data through data physicalisation, tangible interactions, and playful installations. Bettina completed her AHRC-funded PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Newcastle University in 2018. She has recently worked on research projects spanning topics of trust and consent in pervasive environments (EPSRC-funded PACTMAN), privacy and online harm (EPSRC-funded REPHRAIN), the future of value(s) in the digital economy (ESRC-funded After Money) and collaborative feminist economic perspectives of care and social justice (Creative Scotland funded Crypto-Knitting Circles).