Dr. Larissa Pschetz
Digital sovereignty requires designing for persistent deliberation and contestability, in and through use.
Larissa Pschetz is a Lecturer in Design Informatics, Programme Director of Product Design, and Edinburgh Futures Institute Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her background is in industrial and interaction design, having completed a Microsoft-funded PhD in 2014, and worked at research centres such as IBM Watson, Microsoft Research Cambridge and Asia, as well as interaction design offices such as IxDS in Berlin and HID in Hamburg, Germany. Her work attempts to bring together data-driven infrastructures with carefully designed physical-digital artefacts that enable people to engage with the complexity and implications of new technologies. Her research explores issues around socio-technological narratives, biotechnology, interaction with autonomous systems, and social inclusion.