I am a senior researcher focusing on novel participatory methods for designing technology for disabled people. I am currently Principle Investigator of OutsideTheBox and soon be leading its successor project SocialPlayTechnologies

Keywords: Human Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, Assistive Technology, Autism, Ubiquitous Computing

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Fares Kayali is a game designer and researcher living and working in Vienna, Austria, and holds a PhD in computer science. Fares has headed the design of several digital games, which were finalists at IndieCade and the Independent Games Festival and has presented his work at renowned international conferences including Games for Change, GDC, GLS, Games for Health, and DiGRA. He works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and he is co-founder of the Positive Impact Games Lab.. Fares lectures in game design at several Austrian universities and is principal investigator of the game-based learning project “Sparkling Games” and the art-based research project “Breaking the Wall - Playful interfaces for Music Audience Participation ”. His research interests include game design, music and interactivity, serious and positive impact games, media, and game art as well as topics around HCI at the intersection of health care and technology.

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She is a senior researcher at IGW Human Computer Interaction Team (since 2011), former Univ. Ass. Post doc (2010-2011). She worked as experiene and design research leader in different collaborative projects collaborating with more than 40 research and industry partners (including large companies, SMEs, start-ups, governmental institutions and NGOs).

Ozge holds a PhD in Design Anthropology on Creative Potentials of Migration (Angewandte Kunst Wien). Her major was in industrial design (METU,Ankara).

Current interests: Design Culture and Leadership,Innovative Entrepreneurship, Less explored models in design business:open design, D.I.Y and start­‐up cultures

Keywords: Artistic research, design led research, Co-Design, Digital Fabrication, Ubiquitous Computing

Contact: Tel: 55801 187 33

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Paul has studied communication engineering at Vienna Univ. of Technology and holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree. Since 1993 Paul has been working in national and EU-funded R&D projects in the area of rehabilitation engineering, assistive technology and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL).

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